Dreaming of a white Christmas: Concert on Dec. 7 will help community children
by By Virginia Reed
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Bob Reece, right, and the Glorybound Quartet head up the White Christmas Concert to help children in need in the community. This is the 28th year they have performed at the event. <br> Special to the Tribune
Bob Reece, right, and the Glorybound Quartet head up the White Christmas Concert to help children in need in the community. This is the 28th year they have performed at the event.
Special to the Tribune
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The Heard Family Singers of Canton include, from left, Debbie Gibbs, Hayley Williams, Connie Shellnut, Holly Morgan and Carol Wilson.
The Heard Family Singers of Canton include, from left, Debbie Gibbs, Hayley Williams, Connie Shellnut, Holly Morgan and Carol Wilson.
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CANTON – Gospel quartet Glorybound is lighting up the stage to help children in the community this holiday season.

Glorybound will host the 28th White Christmas concert event Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Canton.

The members of Glorybound have helped to provide Christmas to more than 200 children each year with the annual concert. Last year, more than 265 children in Cherokee and Pickens counties were provided holiday cheer.

The donations also go to monthly sponsorship of children of the church-owned orphanage located in Peru. Additionally funds raised will go toward assisting families in the area.

White Christmas began in 1986, sponsored by associates of the Canton Wal-Mart.

Robert “Bob” and Linda Reece were so moved by the event when they heard about it they decided to provide additional help to the cause.

“With so many families losing their homes and jobs, we feel the need more strongly now than ever before,” Bob Reece said of this year’s concert. “We need the help and prayers of Pickens and Cherokee counties to help us as we try to help these children.”

The first year a gospel singing concert was organized and more than $200 was raised, Reece said. Glorybound formed in 2000, and they have been involved with White Christmas ever since.

“I put together a group of men to help with the concert as a four-part harmony quartet,” Reece said. “We did and the rest is history.”

Reece sings bass harmony for the band. Three other members include baritone singer and song director for Refuge Baptist Church, Brian Rittenberry; gospel singer Gary Courington; and tenor Stephen Evans.

Other acts of the evening include Wade Hodges with Light the Way, The Heard Family, Kristy Reece Nelson, Papa’s Granddaughter’s, Shelby Wisdom, Shady Grove and Open Door.

The event is intended to help families who have lost homes and jobs, Reece said.

First Baptist Church of Canton is at 1 Mission Point, Canton. For more information, visit the church’s website at www.fbccanton.org.

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