The Mountain Creek Baptist Church Bluegrass Band.
Upcounty in the Gilkey-Union Mills area, an outreach program, the Gilkey Health and Info Fair was begun this past Saturday. A new preacher with a big community commitment began what he hopes to be an annual event. He is the Reverend Charles McClure, of Mountain Creek Baptist Church. Preacher McClure said, if need be, the church could sponsor such an event more than once a year. The first Gilkey Health and Info Fair was crowded with people gathering information, getting free haircuts, eating free funnel cakes, hot dogs and homemade desserts as well as having their kids registered for identification and child protection photos. There were 100 point car checks to help advise drivers how to properly take care of their vehicles. The Gideons were there with information, new testaments and now, greeting cards. Each child was given a gift bag. The Mountain Creek Church Bluegrass Band entertained. The event was a constant flow of information and neighbors meeting neighbors. Reverend McClure, who has only been at Mountain Creek since March, says he wants to establish the fair as a "focal point for the community". He feels that there is information and community caring which needs to be part of this upcounty outreach program. He intends to fill a void, with the first fair being a great start!