Allensworth, the first town in California founded by African Americans 100 years ago, is now a state historic park located in Tulare County.
The Allensworth Community Volunteer Association recently announced plans to host its tenth annual Gospelfest at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park on Saturday April 26, 2008.
The Gospelfest is free and open to the public. The theme for this year’s event is “Keeping The Vision Alive” and will feature gospel performers from a variety of cultures from throughout the state of California. On this special occasion visitors will be able to experience the “spirit of Allensworth” while enjoying the sounds of choirs and gospel performers as they “make joyful noise unto the Lord”.
The Gospelfest is a joint partnership between the Allensworth Community Volunteer Association, based in Los Angeles and the state Department of Parks and Recreation.
For information on participating as a performer or vendor or to make travel arrangements contact Makalani Kikongo at (323) 290-0014 or Grace Bohannon at (323) 292-6740.