HICKORY, N.C. — AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) has shared that is is hosting a Joyful Noise Gospel Festival on July 20, 4 p.m., at Exodus Missionary Outreach Church, 1763 Highland Ave., NE.

Gospel groups, church choirs and soloists will be on hand to provide uplifting and inspiring music. ALFA needs help restocking its food pantry. Attendees are asked to bring at least two non-perishable food items to leave at the door.

info: alfainfo.org.

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