Church goers gather for annual gospel picnic


Several residents from the Southern West Virginia area gathered in Bluefield  to sing praises in the park Saturday.

The 15th annual Good Neighbor Gospel Praise Picnic kicked off at the Bluefield City Park. The event was 
was all aimed at providing kids with supplies for back to school. The event also featured gospel singing, food and games for the entire family. 
Each year the event is put on by Mcdowell County native, Evangelist Edd Henry Jr. who has since relocated to Detroit. He said the event serves as the perfect opportunity to return home and give back to the community. 

“You know this is something God gives you to do  because the rest of my life is to do his will so we have people that come together my brothers and sisters we all do this together. God just blessed me to found it 15 years but I couldn’t do this by myself,” Henry said. 

Henry is also a gospel singer and songwriter and one his songs called the “Doorman” earned him a Grammy nomination back in 1990.

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