Residents are invited to bring their lawn chairs and let music stir their spirits in a low-cost concert aimed to raise money for area homeless women and children.
Phoenix Pass wants the community to block off their calendar from 2–5 p.m. Oct. 20 for Praise in the Park at Light House Village, located at 541 Sigman Road in Conyers.
Local church music bands, praise teams and vocalists will participate, and the event is open to the public. The entry fee is $10 for those 12 years old and older. Families will be charged no more than $20. Proceeds from the event will go toward homeless women and children who come to Phoenix Pass for help.
The event is sure to have music for every palette, according to Phoenix Pass board member and fundraiser chairperson Angie Tracey. She said event-goers can “hear anything from spiritual ballads to contemporary spiritual music.”
“It is really going to be diverse because we have a diverse set of churches participating,” Tracey said. Currently, groups set to participate include First Baptist Church of Conyers, Shady Grove Baptist Church, The Father’s House, City of Blessings and Discover Point.
“I’m sure the crowd will sing along,” Tracey said, pointing to the guitars, bass, drums and other instruments the groups will play. “So it’s just going to be a really fun, coming together of our community.”
Event-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Besides music, the event will have face painting from Oxford College students, food, inflatables and more activities.
So far, Kohl’s, Harley Davidson and Elly Dalton with Edward Jones have committed as corporate sponsors. Tracey said Phoenix Pass is still looking for more corporate sponsors.
“The great thing about this is 100 percent of everything is being donated to this event. The bands are donating. The churches are donating. The food is being donated,” Tracey said. “It’s truly a combination of the community coming together for this important cause of homeless women and children.”
Phoenix Pass started two years ago as a safe haven for homeless women and children to stay and get back on their feet. Women learn the skills they need to eventually become self-sufficient.
For more information about Phoenix Pass or Praise in the Park, visit www.phoenixpass.org.