JONESVILLE — Jonesville is hosting Get SOUL’d up this Saturday starting at 11 a.m. Members of the community are invited to come out for some classic gospel and bluegrass music, food, and family fun.
The festivities will take place at the “Olde Towne Square” near the Van Eaton Estate, Jonesville’s Pentecostal Holiness Church.
The event is hosted by the church for the community with the background for the stage being provided by the Arlington Fire Department. A large American flag will be hoisted behind the stage.
“It’s a community effort,” commented Trevor Wall, son of Pentecostal minister Trent Wall. “We are working with Judy Wolfe and the Jonesville Historical Society, using their experience in organizing a free event for the community.”
Groups may bring picnic lunches or they can order hot dogs and snacks from The Hot Dog Boy. There also will be sno-cones provided by John Newman and the Funnel Cake Man will make a stop at the festivities. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. A limited number of canopies will be available for groups.
Storytelling sessions will be held throughout the day sharing tales on the old Jonesville area.
A marshmallow ball-game tournament featuring competition between church teams is sure to be a highlight of the day for children and adults. Churches can join together to form teams and players will get a chance to bat once. The team with the most runs will advance and ties will have a special “sudden life” play off to decide the winner.
For the younger guests, a special train will offer rides around the park. Bounce houses and slides also will be available for children.
Music will be provided by the Martin Family and the Praise Team from Piney Grove Church and Wesley’s Chapel. At 1 p.m., a gospel-bluegrass group called Gaining Ground will take to the stage. At 2:30 p.m., guests will get the chance to sing karaoke with special trophies for the winners.
Activities will begin at 11 a.m. and will conclude around 4 p.m. giving residents a chance to prepare for the evening festivities.
Troy Brooks may be reached at 336-258-4058.