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Church to host concert to help cancer patient
by Adam Elrod
aelrod@neighbornewspapers.com
April 17, 2013 12:06 PM | 909 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Paulding residents will have the chance to be entertained by classic Southern gospel music acts while raising money for a good cause at the “Southern Gospel Music Singing Extravaganza” Saturday.

New Canaan Baptist Church at 3147 Atlanta Highway in Dallas will be hosting members of Temple’s Concord Baptist Church, who will dress as famous Southern gospel groups and lip sync the artists’ greatest hits. The extravaganza will begin at 7 p.m.

The event is free of charge but a love offering will be collected for Janet Rackley Crow, daughter of the Rev. Don and Elaine Rackley of Concord Baptist.

Crow was diagnosed with a rare cancer in December; there are only 4,000 documented cases of the disease.

Money raised will help offset some of the medical costs Crow has acquired through her seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation.

The almost 40-member cast will dress up as groups like the Happy Goodman Family, the Kingsmen Quartet, the Rambos and more.

“People are astounded that they are not singing,” Rackley said.

The church members have performed the show periodically for six years. They perform the show to help raise money for those in need.

The show also helps convey the genre of music is still alive, Rackley said.

“It is to promote Southern Gospel music,” he said.

Jason Loudermilk, pastor of New Canaan, said New Canaan is the Rackleys’ longtime home church. The family still has many friends at the church, he said.

“It’s a great way to help a family in need,” Loudermilk said about the show.

New Canaan is a central location to host the benefit so family, friends and the community can come to enjoy the show. The goal is to fill the 250-seat auditorium.

Crow now resides in West Virginia, but will be in attendance at the event. For more information contact Rackley at (770) 445-7484.
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