Gospel Sings are a welcome place for any denomination

| June 26, 2014

WARSAW – In the 1960s, Ron Davis had a vision of bringing people of different denominations together for a time of fellowship. His vision became a reality when a stage was built by hand in 1973 and the first Gospel Sing took place there in June of 1974. This summer marks the 40th summer season of the Gospel Sings, which are every other Saturday just outside of Gospel Hill on the stage, which was rebuilt in 1995.

“We founded it for the purpose of bringing others together to glorify God,” said Davis. “It’s become a good Christian tradition. I thank the public for their support all these years.”

Back in the 1970s, the Gospel Sing used to draw a large group of people, the largest drawing more than 1,100. Up until the mid-1990s, the sing used to be every Saturday night, but attendance started dropping and the sing was changed to every other Saturday in the summer. Davis gives two reasons for this decline in attendance: More churches and organizations have Gospel Sings than they did in the 1970s, and people are busier now on Saturday night than they used to be.

However, the Gospel Sing still draws a lot of people. The next sing, scheduled for June 28, is expected to draw close to 300 people or more, some from out of state. The Chuck Wagon Gang, which has been on the radio since 1936 and is now in its third generation, is scheduled to sing at the event.

So bring your lawn chairs and settle in for an hour and a half filled with good old-fashioned southern gospel music. A food stand opens at 5:30 p.m. for a donation and the sing starts at 7 p.m. The Gospel Sing is open to the public and all denominations are welcome.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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