The first Lynn Community FestÂ Â was held Saturday nightÂ at the Hilcreast School Gymnasium.Festivities began Â at 5:00 P.M. with free food and drinks for those in attendence . The Welcome and Invocation was given by Michael Bolin, Pastor of the Lynn, Black Rock, and Powhatan Methodist Churches. The program emcee Roger Helmsthen Â sang the National Anthem. The Murphy Boys of ImbodenÂ opened the musical portion of the program. Local singers including Cheyann Bolin, Christina Balentyine Roger and Meredith Helms sang several songs.Â MikeÂ Mcleod of Imboden performed followed by Â a mucial Â group headed up by Billy Snow . Then Internationally known musician Tim Crouch and Gary Rounds entertained the crowd. Door prizes given out and donations to the Childrens Shelter at Walnut Ridge whichÂ collected $1,600.
Noted attendees included Sheriff Jody Dotson who had a booth set up for the Sheriff’s DepartmentÂ andÂ State Representative James Ratliff who helped with the door prize drawings. All the performers and singers gathered at the end of the program for a rendition of “I’ll Fly Away”. The Benedicition was given by Don Winfrey, Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Photo’s includedÂ – Fiddle playerÂ – Tim Crouch and Gary Rounds, The Murphy Boys,Â Billy Snow and his band,Â Roger Helms. Steve Birmingham owner of PoBoyzÂ in Lynn provided the sound system.
Special Thanks to Mike Mcleod for the photo’s and article on the Lynn Community Fest.