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Gospel festival celebrates Independence Day

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CANTON, MS (WLBT) -  On July 4th families were gathering across the metro area to celebrate the United States of America.  In Canton dozens came together to celebrate with music.  Canton's Black Heritage Committee held their annual gospel Fest homecoming Sunday in the city's historic square.  Inspirational gospel artists like Grady Chapman and Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson performed for the crowd.  Food and fun activities were also planned for the event.

"It's to bring in artists and it's to showcase young people in the community that has talent," said Black Heritage Committee chairperson Jewel Williams.

"It's really doing what its supposed to do, teaching people to fellowship and get together and worship without just being in church. You can do it any place, anywhere," said Chapman.

Canton's Black Heritage Committee has hosted the gospel festival for the last 15 years.

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