It’s a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ through a multimedia extravaganza, according to Andy Wattenbarger, and the show goes on free of charge at Walker Valley High School Saturday evening.
Laser lighting and music are just a part of the dramatics used in one of what has become an annual gift from the band Grace Asylum.
Donations will be accepted and provided to the Children’s Advocacy Center and the show will begin at 7 p.m.
“We have played two shows already this year the first, in Townsend Auditorium at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, and the second in the McMinn County High School Auditorium. Both shows were well attended and raised awareness and funds for The Children's Advocacy Center in Athens and Full Circle Women's Services also in Athens,” said Wattenbarger.
The show at WVHS will benefit The Children's Advocacy Center in Cleveland, according to Wattenbarger, who has orchestrated the light and musical talent for several years now.
“The next two shows will be at Candies Creek Church on Dec. 21-22 beginning at 7 p.m., and will benefit ‘The Dearly Loved Banquet,’” Wattenbarger said. “We are very excited to begin the relationships with these local charities and look forward to longlasting relationships with them.”
He added, “We provide the shows for free and the charities are there to raise awareness and take donations.”
All money raised goes to the specific show’s charity.
Grace Asylum's shows are always free to attend, but are not free to put on, according to Wattenbarger.
“This year we are supported in our effort to make this a better world for those in our community who are less fortunate by the several sponsors.
Athens Federal Bank, Bob’s Stump Grinding, Winn Smiles, Jackie Evans Trucking, Smoothie King, Revolution Medical Billing of Cleveland, Sheriff Jim Ruth, Gayla Miller, Pens by Bear, Chick-fil-A, Clearwater Baptist Church, Candies Creek Church, E=Fb Productions, Nicole Gibbs and Jenko Jigs have stepped up to support the production efforts of Grace Asylum.
“These sponsors and the cooperation of the venues, have already made this year's show a great success,” Wattenbarger said. “We are overjoyed that these folks have joined with us. To God be the glory.
“Please come and join our celebration as well as being a part of the giving season,” he added.