In thefforts to draw bigger crowds to the week-long annual Founders Day festivities, the decision was made to revamp the traditional Worship Service held the Wednesday before Founders Day.
"Brother Jed Ramey and myself have been working on a community singing event instead of a traditional community worship service in the park on Wednesday, August 21 prior to Founders Day," Eddyville Mayor John Choat shared. "It's not going to be a traditional worship service with a message. It's more like a Fifth Sunday Sing worship service. We'd like to have folks of all denominations of like-minded Christians to come and sing and enjoy community fellowship through singing."
He said if any individual or group would like to sing at the service, they should contact Eddyville City Hall or Ramey. Though time will be limited, he said they will try to do their best to accommodate anyone who wants to sing.
In conjunction with Founders Day, there will also be a gospel concert at Eddyville First Baptist Church on Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. featuring the McNeill Family from Texas.
Choat said the event is free and open to the public, but a love offering will be received.
In addition to worship service plans, Choat said the rest of the Founders Day preparations are coming along well. Rack cards and fliers featuring the complete Founders Day schedule are available at businesses around town, Eddyville City Hall, and the Lake Barkley Tourist Commission.
This year's Founders Day festival and parade will take place Aug. 24.