Testimony Quartet To Perform At Ringgold Depot

Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Testimony Quartet will appear Sept. 7 in Ringgold.
The Testimony Quartet will appear Sept. 7 in Ringgold.

One of Chattanooga’s best known performers - The Testimony Quartet will bring their intricate harmonies, light-hearted humor and some down home fun to Sacred Sounds Fridays at the Ringgold Depot at Depot Street and U.S. 41 Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in a special concert for the Share America Foundation, Inc.

Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night” will emcee. Ticket donation is $5.  

Among the performers sharing their talents with the Testimony Quartet is US 101 radio personality Ken Hicks, who sings bass, Dove Award nominee Howard Stewart who sings baritone, tenor singer Brad Harris and lead singer Heath Allen.

Ken Hicks, who hosts the “Gospel Road” Sundays from 6-9:30 a.m. on US101, said that singing at the Depot is always a wonderful experience. 

“We are excited to return to the historic Ringgold Depot for an evening of fellowship, uplifting the Lord in song, and sharing some down home fun,” he said. “The crowds are help to make what we do on stage a joy.” 

He added that honoring the tradition of sharing the region’s music from generation to generation is an effort he and the entire group feel is important. 

The event is a fundraiser for the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship Fund. The Share America Foundation, Inc., a Georgia non-profit, presents scholarships to talented musicians who excel in the Appalachian musical arts. 

Donations for tickets are adults: $5, children 5 and under free with adult. Tickets may be purchased locally in at SonShine Christian Books 706.861-7675 in Fort Oglethorpe. Bring seat cushions for added comfort. For more information visit www.shareamericafoundation.org.


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