Gospel singing convention in Beresford March 29 The Southeastern South Dakota Gospel Singing Convention will be holding their quarterly songfest on Sunday afternoon, March 29 at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Beresford. The church is located at 5th and Hemlock. The Gospel Singing Convention is a nondenominational effort to promote and preserve the heritage of singing traditional hymns and Southern Gospel style songs. For the past eight years the Southeastern South Dakota Gospel Singing Convention has been meeting at various locations across the area. Singing conventions have long been a tradition in the South, but are gaining in popularity in northern regions due to the popularity of the Gaithe Old Friends video series. Many people appreciate the four part singing of the Southern Gospel quartet style music but never get a chance to actually sing like that. The Singing Convention gives everyone a chance to sit down and sing together. The Singing Convention has its own set of songbooks with over a thousand hymns and gospel songs. Many regular attenders have purchased their own copies of the book and these people are encouraged to bring their copy with them when they come. The afternoon's singing is under the direction of Mr. Alan Ward of Viborg and several accomplished pianists regularly attend and provide accompaniment. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to come and join the singing. For more information you may contact the convention secretary at: 605-212-9011.