June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

I know most of you are wondering what happened to the monthly newsletter. I do apologize for the delay in keeping you informed with what's going on in the group. I will try and do better, I promise. Well, a lot has happened since our last newsletter so I will try and catch you up on things.

The last thing I mentioned in the last newsletter is that we were headed to West Virginia. What a weekend it was. We were in two revivals that weekend and as I have heard people say before, "The Lord showed up and showed out." It was awesome! We took some time off after that to get ready for a busy month in May. We had a great time singing with our friends Jerry Jennings and The Chordsmen. Then we headed out for 12 days up north with our New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware friends. Always a good time up north thanks to Brian and Penny Davis of Bri-Pen Promotions in Salem, NJ. Then we went down to Milford, DE where we sang with our good friends The Anchormen at our Pastor friend Steve Peterman's house. Well, let me re-phrase that. In the BIG RED BARN. We came home for a few days then headed back north again to Ohio and Buffalo, NY. We always enjoy our time in Canton, OH with our friends from Canton Baptist Temple and their seniors. They call themselves Forever Young Seniors. What a great name! Then from there we headed to Buffalo so Duane could show out in front of his family. I'm just kidding, he didn't really show out per say. His family treats us very well when we go up there and for that we say Thank You Rizzo Family. Well, we got home and got a few days rest and headed down to Georgia. We met some really nice people while we were there in Lincolnton, GA. The folks at Double Branches Baptist Church were awesome and we can't wait to go back. By the way, they have these two young guys that tried to take mine and Ivory's job. The nerve of those two! Hahaha. We got these two brother's Jay and Austin up to sing with us and it was a lot of fun. Then they got a bus load together and came to our Homecoming Sing. Thanks DBBC. (That name is a mouth full.)

Speaking of our Homecoming, We celebrated 52 years in Gospel Music this year. June 20th we had our annual Homecoming Sing and a great night of good ole Gospel Singing. Charlie Griffin, Carolina Quartet, Chuck Wagon Gang and PRB. We had a house full. We had about 70 people from Mud Creek Baptist Church, Hendersonville, NC, and about 25 people from Temple Baptist Church, Gastonia, NC. Thanks to Chris Roberts and Scott Whitener of Carolina Quartet. The floor was full and we brought out chairs and then some were in the balcony. It was awesome. Thanks to all who came and a special thanks to those who helped make this a successful night. We could not have done it without you. I want to say a special thank you to my buddy Mark Cash. As many of you know, Mark takes care of our website for us and does a lot of stuff for me. Mark has spent countless hours helping me work and put together a lot of things for our Homecoming Sing to be what it was. Not only that, but Mark is my best friend and I Love him and appreciate all he does for the Pine Ridge Boys. Even though he is a Slacker at times. Love ya buddy!

One thing new this year that we did at our Homecoming, was start our Pine Ridge Boys Hall of Fame. Inducted this year, was the very first original group. Miles Cooper, Charles Burke, Wayne Shuford, Jim Stewart and Wayne's brother Darius Shuford. Also inducted this year was Pine Ridge Boys oldest living member, Ned Wilder. We are working on a Hall of Fame page for our website and hope to have it up soon. Here you will be able to learn a little about each of these great men. So keep checking back.

Many of you have been asking about a new CD and when we will be doing another. Well, we are listening to new material now, but it might be awhile before we can do anything. The cost of making a new CD is not cheap by no means. We have some other things that we need to get fixed with our bus first, before we can do anything else. Don't panic, nothing major, it's just that we need a new generator. Many of you have asked the question many times, "how can I help?" Well one way that you can help is go to our Donations page and you can help us fund the things that we need. The Bible plainly tells us, ask and it shall be given unto you. So, I'm asking! If you want to help us, this is how you can help, with your financial giving. Thanks to all of you who have supported us over the past years. Until next time, God please bless all of our friends abundantly. Amen.


2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
14) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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