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MUSIC BEAT | Hallelujah Harmony Quartet set to host benefit concert, July 26

In a time of uncertainty, acts kindness are always refreshing. An example is the continuing generosity of local gospel group, The Hallelujah Harmony Quartet.

For the tenth consecutive year, the group will host their own benefit concert. This year will mark the eighth year that the concert proceeds will go to the Keep the Faith Foundation for Kids with Cancer.

“We have been a part of a lot of benefits, but we are proud to say that we host this one ourselves. This event is very rewarding for us,” group member Darrell Tullos said in a phone interview.

The Keep the Faith Foundation for Kids with Cancer was founded in the memory of Dakota Hawkins, Jazlyn Ferguson and Caleb Sims. The three children lost their lives to cancer, yet all three were inspirations to whomever knew them. The foundation shares Christian love to families with children who suffer with cancer. Also, the foundation provides financial assistance to these families.

“Personally, I can’t think of a better reason or cause to have a benefit,” Tullos stated. “These children and their families go through a tremendous amount of struggles and hardships. For us, hosting this benefit is a small way of helping, but we feel

grateful to do this.”

Formed in 2005, Hallelujah Harmony Quartet has recorded three albums and delighted audiences by spreading God’s word through songs. The group is currently going through a reorganizational period and will not be performing, but they are serving as the event host.

“The Hallelujah Harmony Quartet isn’t finished,” Tullos said. “We are just going through a period of restructuring the quartet.”

Tullos and his wife, Sherrye, will be among the performers this year. Others featured for the event are The Classic Melody Boys Quartet, Sondra Burnett, Jason Jolly and Ricci Brooke.

“In the past, we’ve had a lot of talented singers and groups join us for the benefit, and this year is no exception,” Tullos said. “We feel honored to have each of these on the program, especially The Classic Melody Boys Quartet.”

The 8h Annual Keep the Faith Foundation for Kids benefit concert will be held at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Cabot on Sat., July 26 The program is slated to begin at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 501-843-5514.

Beebe native Charles Haymes is a member of the Country Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. Email him at charleshaymes@gmail.com.

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