ROCKFORD — The Rockford Preservation Society Inc. will hold the annual Candlelight Christmas celebration on Dec. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic 1914 Rockford Methodist Church. Shuttle service will be available beginning at 6:30 from Rockford Baptist Church parking lot.
Dr. Gena Poovey, professor of Music at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C., will lead the programs. The Thursday night program will feature Gene Anderson and Reel Shady, Kelsey Stanley, a Limestone College student, Janet Pyatt, musician, and the Surry Central High School Chorus directed by Teresa Beshears and Dr. Poovey accompanied by Mrs. Pyatt. The Friday night program will feature Dr. Poovey accompanied by Norma Johnson with the Marshall Brothers and High Road, Ashley Godwin and Devin Matthews, Kelsey Stanley, Steve Fussell, and Janet Pyatt.
This is the 23rd year of Candlelight Christmas in Rockford. Admission is free with donations accepted and appreciated.
The 1850 Davenport Gallery will be open before and after the programs on Thursday and Friday evenings for early Christmas shopping. The Davenport Gallery features local artists and is located in the Historic Village of Rockford a short distance down Rockford Road from the Rockford Methodist Church.
Contact Hannah with the Rockford Preservation Society at 374-3825 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.