Low attendance doesn't stop Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 03:51 PM.

BONIFAY - About 250 people came out for this year's Southern Gospel Sing, a stark contrast to the thousands that once attended the more than 60-year Holmes County tradition.

The event, held annually during the weekend of July 4, took place Saturday at Holmes County High School.

Known locally as the "granddaddy of all sings," the event once lasted all night, but in recent years has ended around 10:30 p.m. due to decreasing attendance. Despite the drop in numbers, event goers reported enjoying this year's lineup, which included Kevin Williams (guitarist for Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band), Wes Hampton (tenor for the Gaither Vocal Band), The Nelons, Four Calvary, and One Heart.

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