PDT Staff Writer
Time flies when you’re having fun, and fun and inspiration have been the cornerstones of the Sonshine School of Evangelism’s Annual Christmas Gift to the Portsmouth Area for 19 years. This year’s show will be held on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Vern Riffe Center For the Arts.
Dr. James Spinnati said in the spring of 1993 he had a dream of bringing a positive victorious attitude to this area. “This dream focused on giving the Portsmouth area a first class Christmas concert that would cost them absolutely nothing,” Spinnati said. “Of course that is what a true gift is.”
Spinnati’s dream remains alive and has produced 18 years of quality entertainment for the entire family, and he said those attending this year’s program can expect the same excellence.
This year’s concert will feature pianist Steve Foster from Indianapolis, Indiana; the Jones’s; Steve Free; Dan Bentley, Baesha Johnson, Jessica Evans, and again, back by popular demand, the trio of Art Bush, Jeff Bush and Tracey Tooley.
“We want to invite everyone to come and join us for a great night of family holiday entertainment,” Spinnati said. “And never forget, it is free, but you have to have a ticket.”
Free tickets are available at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts; WNXT, Larry Moore’s Trophies & Sports; Desco Federal Credit Union (downtown); Tim Horton’s; Carey’s Run Church of Christ on the west side; Quincy Church of Christ, Quincy Kentucky; Ace Hardware in Portsmouth and Wheelersburg: the Scioto Voice; Praises Book Store; DawgByte Productions, Proctorville, and the Sonshine School of Evangelism.
The Sonshine Award for outstanding community service will be presented to Andy Glockner and Jeff Albrecht, by Steve Hayes.
Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at email@example.com.