Testimony Quartet, Jim Ricketts And Crystle Elam Will Perform At Ringgold Depot

Friday, September 05, 2014
The Testimony Quartet will appear Sept. 12 in Ringgold
The Testimony Quartet will appear Sept. 12 in Ringgold

The Testimony Quartet will perform at Sacred Sounds Fridays on Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot, Depot Street and U.S. 41.  This concert for Share America Foundation, Inc. will also feature singers Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam.

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

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, hosts the “Gospel Road” Sundays from 6 - 9:30 a.m. on US 101 and appears daily for the morning show, said there is nothing quite like standing in the midst of history when you sing.

“We are marking our eighth year of sharing our music at this special concert series at the Ringgold Depot.  The depot hosts events that reflect the heart and soul of this historic town,” he said. “This will be an evening of fellowship, uplifting the Lord in song, and sharing some down home fun and I look forward to visit with all our friends who come to help us encourage youth through the scholarship program.”

"Also performing is Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam. The two singers share Jesus through song combining years of performing experience," officials said.

“This allows us so many wonderful opportunities to meet folks and share the goodness of the Lord,” Mr. Ricketts said.

The group won the North America Country Music Association International 2012 Traditional Gospel Duet of the Year and Ms. Elam won the Horizon award for traditional female vocalist. They also won Traditional Gospel Duet of the Year from the Tennessee Country Gospel Music Association in 2011.

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 at SonShine Christian Books 706-861-7675 in Fort Oglethorpe. Bring seat cushions for added comfort. For more information, Share America Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 42 Tunnel Hill, Ga. 30755 www.shareamericafoundation.org.

 

 

Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam share music with fans at Ringgold Depot
Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam share music with fans at Ringgold Depot

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