Singers and choirs are invited to participate in a community choir that will perform at a benefit concert for the Slaughter crash victims.
The concert will be held at New Hope Baptist Church, 5856 Greenwell Springs Road in Baton Rouge, at 7 p.m. on June 7.
All proceeds will help cover the nearly $47,000 in funeral and burial expenses, according to organizers, for the Gaines family.
Five members of the Gaines family have died after they were hit in a head-on colllision by a suspected drunk driver in Slaughter on May 30. A sixth victm who was a family friend was also killed.
Carolyn Gee, a gospel radio personality on WTQT 94.4 FM, is organizing the event. The concert will feature the Lighthouse Gospel Singers, the Lighthouse Singers, Gifted, the Gospel Determinators, and Tim Britton. Britton will lead the community choir.
"We're inviting any other choir, any soloists, and anyone that even thinks they can sing to be a part of this combined choir," Gee said. "That will be our finale."
A love offering will be collected and all the money will be donated to Winnfield Funeral Home which is handling the arrangements.