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Gary community previews ‘Songs for the Soul’ in concert

The St. Timothy Community Church, November Birthday Group auxiliary invited the Gary community to a dynamic concert featuring Dr. Vanessa Allen as the special guest vocalist along with the Joyful Praise and Voices of Love choirs on Saturday, November 5.

St. Timothy Community Church was filled with guests who were captivated by music and as a bonus, had the pleasure of hearing a preview of Dr. Allen’s inaugural CD that was recently released, “Sons for the Soul.”

Dr. Vanessa Allen is the president and CEO of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana. Previous to this she worked at the Gary Community School Corporation. Allen serves on several national boards, supports civic and charitable endeavors, promotes education, life skills strategies, and career advancement. She is a Lifetime NAACP member, serves on the Indiana University Northwest Board of Advisors, and is a member of the Horizon Bank Diversity Council, Porter-Starke Board and the American Red Cross in addition to board membership with several other local agencies.

Allen’s singing engagements are diverse and spiritually rewarding to audiences throughout Northwest Indiana and the surrounding areas.

Although the event was free, it served not only as a preview of Dr. Allen’s newly released CD – “Songs for the Soul,” it was also a reminder to guest to support St. Timothy’s building fund, and community outreach programs, as well as acknowledge the service of the late, Rev. Dr. Alfred L. Johnson, Sr. as an Urban League Board member.

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