Pataha Flour Mill slates Hometown Revival Old-time Gospel Sing Sunday

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POMEROY — The Pataha Flour Mill, 50 Hutchens Hill Road, will hold its 15th annual Hometown Revival Old-time Gospel Sing at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Each year, the popular event draws gospel music enthusiasts from around the region. The sing is open to the public.

The first hometown revival was held in 1998. It was the kick-off event in the preservation effort of the historic Mill.

This year’s sing will feature the Bowles Family, who have been an integral part of the Mill’s refurbishing endeavor and yearly participants in the revivals.

Virgil Bowles has been active in preserving the history of Pataha City and the Mill, and Juyne Bowles has served as the organist since the Mill’s re-opening, delighting visitors on the Mill’s unique Wurlitzer theater organ.

The sing will include a variety of singers and instrumentals, rousing community singing, led by Paul Taylor of Richland, and words of exhortation from various pastors and friends of the Mill.

Ted and Annie Cook of Lewiston will serve as emcees, and Mill directors Jon and Louise Van Vogt will serve as hosts.

The sing, which will be held in the upstairs Houser Room, will conclude about 5 p.m.

A potluck supper will follow the sing. There is no charge for the supper, but a freewill offering for the Mill will be received.

New participants in the sing who have questions should call the Mill and leave a message.

Also at Pataha Flour Mill, the fourth annual Labor Day weekend retreat will take place from Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Participants will enjoy devotionals, music, meals, games and fellowship, and may come for all or part of the retreat.

The Mill Retreat House is available for overnight guests, and there is ample room for trailers and RVs.

Freewill donations accepted.

For more information, call 509-843-3799.

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