Carlene Davis, Marion Hall among gospel acts for Hi-Pro Extravaganza

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marion-hall-photo-2.jpgThe Hi-Pro Denbigh Gospel Extravaganza, a highlight of the three-day Denbigh Agricultural Show, will field another strong line-up this year. Marion Hall, Jermaine Edwards, Carlene Davis, Ryan Mark, Lubert Levy, Jabez and Sister Marie have been confirmed for the August 4 event.

Glory Music's Tommy Cowan, who has been producing the show since it was first staged in 2004, said patrons attend for various reasons.

"If you are low, you are going to come out high. What we do and expect, for whatever reason, is that people come there for different reasons. They come for healing, words of encouragement and to find hope through the word of Christ," said Cowan.

He spoke at Wednesday's launch of the Denbigh Agricultural Show at Hi-Pro Ace Supercentre in St Catherine. Gospel Extravaganza takes place on opening day.

The gospel show has become an integral part of Denbigh, which has been a calendar piece in Jamaican agriculture for over 60 years. According to Cowan, it adds diversity to an event that showcases the finest the country has to offer in food and livestock.

"When we started, Denbigh was on a low. That is why we came on board, and now the Gospel Extravaganza is the biggest day. It has been quite good because we start on time and we end on time," he said.

Cowan estimates that at its peak, Gospel Extravaganza attracts as many as 30,000 patrons.