Singing for Soldiers Nov. 11 at Saluda School

Published 7:57 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Singing for the Soldiers will be held on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at Saluda School. The event raises funds and donated items to make Cristmas a little brighter for troops in Afghanistan.
This year, Singing for the Soldiers features music from top southern gospel performer Reggie Saddler and his family.  Guitarist and vocalist Reggie Saddler spent years on the Las Vegas circuit, which included a stint with James Burton’s band, backing up Elvis Presley at his Vegas shows and later as a part of comedian Red Fox’s Vegas act.

Reggie Saddler

Brian Burchfield

Saddler also played with the Platters and other groups before turning his life over to God and gospel music. His family has had dozens of top 40 singles on the southern gospel charts, has traveled across the country and has appeared on some of the biggest stages featuring gospel music. The family has also appeared on the popular Gaither Homecoming television and video series.
Also on hand will be Brian Burchfield, a singer/songwriter from Surgoinsville, Tenn., who has also had chart success in gospel music with songs such as “I Know I’m Saved,” “I Thought You’d Like To Know” and “You’re the Only One for Me,” which is his current national single.
Finishing out the evening’s line-up is local bluegrass gospel group The Green River Boys.
For admission, bring a bag of items such as personal size snacks, personal size toiletries, DVDs, CDs, stationery, white socks and black knit caps. These items will be shipped to chaplains in Afghanistan to be distributed among troops.
Monetary donations of any size will also be accepted and will be used to purchase items for soldiers or pay for shipping costs.
A shuttle to the auditorium will be available from the lower school parking lot for anyone who needs it.
If you would like to contribute but are unable to attend, checks and items will also be collected at WJFJ Radio in Columbus on Court House Street during regular business hours. Make checks out to The Singing for the Soldiers.
Call WJFJ at 828-894-5858 for more information.
– article submitted
by James Metcalf

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