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St. Paul UCC concert dedicated to Veterans, Scott’s 100th anniversary

The 32nd Annual St. Paul Fine Arts Patriotic Concert will take place at 3 p.m. June 25 in the church sanctuary, 115 West B St., Belleville.

The St. Paul United Church of Christ Fine Arts Series will present the concert, which is dedicated to “The Pride of America—A Salute to All Veterans and the 100th Anniversary of Scott AFB.” Special guests include Retired Army Maj. Gen. William Enyart, who will serve as master of ceremonies; U.S. Transportation Command Color Guard from Scott Air Force Base; Belleville Fire Department; Massed Community Choir; and pianists Annette Burkhart and Daniel Fry.

The annual Patriotic Concert is a 32-year tradition at St. Paul United Church of Christ, so it’s a great honor for me to serve as master of ceremonies for the concert at my home church. It is especially an honor since the year’s concert honors Scott AFB, which is where my military career began in 1969.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. William Enyart, master of ceremonies for the Fine Arts Series event

“The annual Patriotic Concert is a 32-year tradition at St. Paul United Church of Christ, so it’s a great honor for me to serve as master of ceremonies for the concert at my home church,” Enyart said. “It is especially an honor since the year’s concert honors Scott AFB, which is where my military career began in 1969.”

The program will feature an Armed Services salute, the Illinois state song, “America the Beautiful,” “Let There Be Peace on Earth” and Peter Wilhousky’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic” as well as other familiar tunes. Four hand piano pieces will feature the St. Paul sanctuary’s glorious 7’ Steinway. Concert accompanist is Susan Niederer. There is no charge for the concert; however a freewill offering will be received.

A picnic supper will follow in the activity center. Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased ahead at the church office. Eat in or carry out.

For more info, call 233-3303.

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