Brush arbor singing brings community together

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, October 24, 2013

Peanut Butter Festival 2013 got off to a great start with the annual Brush Arbor Singing on the grounds of the historic Bass Houses Wednesday night.

The old time singing was sponsored by First National Bank of Brundidge.

John Ramage, bank president, said FNB has sponsored the Brush Arbor Singing for about 20 years and looks forward to it each year.

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“Part of charge of First National as a community bank is to invest in the community,” Ramage said. “And what better way than to bring the community together for a night of worship in songs.

“The Brush Arbor Singing brings all aspects of the community – all races, socio-economic groups, all religious denominations. It’s a wonderful night for singing and fellowship.”

The Pike County High School Choral group performed for 30 minutes prior to the Brush Arbor Singing.

The New Hope Independent Holiness Church presented special music at the Brush Arbor Singing, which was led by bank employees.

Ramage said 10 to 12 churches participated.

“It would always be good to have more people participate,” he said.

“The Brush Arbor Singing is a community event and we would like to see wide representation. We’re going to sit down and think through ways to increase participation next year. We believe the Brush Arbor Singing is a very worthwhile event and want to see it continue.”