Gospel artist Earnest Pugh to head wellness fest at Hilltop church

RICHMOND — Internationally-acclaimed gospel artist Earnest Pugh will headline the Unity Wellness Fest by the Bay on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hilltop Community Church, 3118 Shane Dr.

The event starts at 5 p.m. with a free community health outreach initiative featuring free health screening and demonstrations by the Richmond Fire Department.

“It’s all about connecting our community for a worthy cause,” said event organizer Dwan Vance. “Our community partners such as Lifelong-Brookside Community Health Center, Granny’s Kitchen and Natural Healing Tree are essential in bringing resources to our community and exposing participants to healthy food and lifestyle choices.” 

Following the free community health expo will be a gospel concert featuring recording artist Earnest Pugh, known for various hit records including “I Need the Glory” and “Rain on Us.” Additional performers include: Joe Douglas & Spirit of Praise, J’on Harris and Voices, Voices of ICC Verizon Wireless People Choice Award Winning Choir, and other special guests.

“We are encouraging the entire community to come out and participate in this event as we work to unify our community through prayer, praise and purpose,” Vance said.  

General Admission is $20 ($25 at the door). VIPtickets are $30 (all ages). Children under 12 years old are $8. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the concert. For tickets or for more information call 510-253-0020 or visit www.thealaf.org. Tickets are also available at Reid’s Records.

Proceeds from the event will be used for continued community outreach for multicultural youths, young adults and academic scholarships awarded to students who have achieved academic excellence and have made outstanding community contributions.

Sponsors and Affiliates for the 2012 Unity Wellness Fest by the Bay include: {AlaF Inc., Say Yes Productions, Lifelong-Brookside Community Center, Richmond Fire Department, Richmond Police Department,  Richmond Pacific Railroad, Bay City Mechanical, PFBC, AHC Inc. Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union, Precious Angels Daycare  & Preschool, Noble Assets Clothing & Accessories, Natural Healing Tree and Granny’s Kitchen}.

Robert Rogers

  • Robin

    This event was well organized and needed for the City of Richmond. I forward to attending next year.