Ms. Haugabrook, Ms. Caselberry and Rev. Meredit perform at Gospel Fest.                        Photo by Evanston Photographic Studios

Family Focus’s 27th annual Gospel Fest took place on Aug. 4. Children and adults, choirs and soloists raised their voices in song for much of the afternoon behind the Weisbourd- Holmes Family Focus building. 

The performers included The Wailing Mahalia’s, The Evanston North Shore Community Choir, Rori (9-year-old youth soloist), Ach Kei Wilson (Mime), and Pastor Steve “Stone” Huff of Safe House Church and Denise Smith. Rev. Kenneth Cherry, accompanied by Karen Haugabrook, Marion Caselberry, and Rev. Bruce Terence Meredit sang the concluding songs. Gospel Fest attracted several hundred people.