Creekside Gospel Music Convention Announces Outreach Project

The Creekside Gospel Music Convention is excited to announce its partnership with a local ministry during the three-day event in Pigeon Forge, October 29,30 31.  “From day one of planning the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, the idea of being more than just a music convention was heavy on my heart.  It’s my conviction that if a great number of Christians are gathered in a city, then surely there is something we can collectively do to leave the community better than it was when we arrived.  Of course, our goal is to spread the gospel in song, but putting our music into action has been close to my heart,” says Rhonda Frye, Editor in Chief of SGNScoops Magazine.

The 2012 Creekside Gospel Music Convention will partner with a local non-profit ministry called “LIVE-IT.” Their tagline is- “Taking the Bible Out of the Box!”  LIVE-IT works with churches, community organizations, businesses, local government and neighborhoods to minister to widows, orphans, single moms, veterans, the handicapped, in many  ways.  LIVE-IT helps the less fortunate with providing necessities or with home repairs, yard maintenance, car repairs and more.  LIVE-IT has a “pay it forward” focus that helps those on the receiving end give back to the community by using their unique gifts and talents.

“We have never done anything like this before,” says Paul Danis of LIVE-IT. “We are thankful and excited to be a part of Creekside Gospel Music Convention. We look forward to our partnership to change lives of those in need in Sevier County.”

“We are excited to join a ministry that is showing God’s love to so many people in the region,” Rob Patz, owner of SGNScoops, adds.

LIVE-IT operates a “thrift store” and proceeds earned are funneled into buying supplies needed for ministry.  We are asking all of the artists participating as well as all those attending Creekside Gospel Music Convention to help LIVE-IT stock their Thrift Store!  LIVE-IT will park a truck to gather donations during the 3-day event.  Items needed are: building supplies, housewares, good working appliances, used clothing, shoes, purses, belts, hats, coats, toys, games, children’s clothing, books AND music CDs!

We are asking that no one come to Creekside empty-handed, so plan ahead, pack now so that you don’t forget!   If we all participate, we can leave a lasting impression on a community. We are simply asking our guests and participants to  donate something that you’re not using.  All of those small donations will surely add up and will speak volumes about God’s love to a community that needs Jesus.

To learn more about LIVE-IT, visit

About Creekside Gospel Music Convention:

We hope you’re making plans to be with us for Celebrating Lou Hildreth’s 75 years in Gospel Music, The Diamond Awards and Gospel Music.  All events are free to the public!  The Creekside Gospel Music Convention will take place at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN on October 29,30 and 31!

Rooms are available at the hotel on site for just $54 per night.  Reservations can be made by phone or online.  By phone, call toll-free at Toll Free: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. Online Reservations- go to . Click “Book My Room” then Click “SGN Scoops.”

Please email or if you have any questions!   We’re expecting a great time of worship, fellowship, celebration and also being the hands and feet of Jesus. Help us pray that many lives will be touched, encouraged and changed!  For more information about Creekside Gospel Music Convention, visit:

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