Sing fundraiser on Saturday to benefit historic community center


Spring Sing Fundraiser is a music-filled event at the Community Center of Gay on Saturday, June 5.

Built on donated land from stones in a nearby quarry, the historic building dates to 1936. It was part of the Works Progress Administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal as America climbed out of the Great Depression.

The exterior of the Community Center at Gay appears much like it did when it was built in 1936.

The center serves the community in eastern Jackson County as a venue for 4-H meetings, family reunions, birthday parties and more.

The event begins at 4 p.m. with stage entertainment by Gospel Bluegrass Gentlemen, Vernon and Rachel Hendricks, Ridge Top Bluegrass and The Gospel Harmonaires.

A charity auction begins at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available. Admission is free. For details, call 304-372-8844.