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Evening at Blackstone Set For Dec. 5

For over 15 years, Blackstone: The Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center has celebrated the onset of the Christmas season with Evening at Blackstone. This year is no exception to the tradition as the garland is hung; over 11 trees decorated; a holiday feast planned; followed by an evening concert by award winning Mercy's Well who will perform both traditional and contemporary Christmas songs.

This years Evening at Blackstone will be on Sunday, December 5th. The open house starts at 4:30 pm with beautiful decorations and wonderful hors'deouvres. The banquet starts at 6:00 pm with the concert at 7:00 pm.

Originally organized in 1998 as a duet, Mercy's Well, under the leadership of group founder, Brad Strider, soon made the natural transition to a trio. The group's first three single releases paved the way for their first Top 80 single in 2005. Throughout the past two years, the group, which is based in Greensboro, NC, has continued to produce charting singles and has gained national attention from fans, music critics, pastors and promoters alike.

Mercy's Well is carving their own unique niche in today's Christian music scene. This exciting vocal group is comfortable performing on concert stages before thousands, as well as in rural churches across the nation. The group's versatility makes them a favorite among young audiences and older music lovers alike. The group's ability to adapt to any setting, without compromising the message they present, makes Mercy's Well a favorite wherever their music is shared.

Blackstone invites all to come be a part of this Christmas tradition. The event cost is $45 per person for the open house, banquet and concert. For those who would like to spend the night the cost is $80 per person and $150 per couple. Overnight guest receive a big country breakfast on Monday before heading home. For ticket information and times, please telephone 434-292-5308 or visit our web site at www.vumac.org.