Joyful Hands to Perform on WBTV

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Gardner-Webb’s Sign Language Choir to appear on Thursday, Nov. 9

By Mallory Moore ’18, Intern for Communications

a photo of Gardner-Webb University’s sign language choir, Joyful Hands*UPDATE 11/9/17: Due to technical difficulties, the performance by Joyful Hands has been canceled.

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University’s sign language choir, Joyful Hands, will appear on WBTV’s Morning Break on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m. While Joyful Hands performs at a variety of events each semester, this opportunity to reach a larger audience comes as Gardner-Webb’s deaf program celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

With the Christmas season just around the corner, the group will present Sara Evans’ “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” Joyful Hands President Lexi Keller (’18) shared her excitement about the upcoming performance. “We were elated and honored at the opportunity to spread the news about Christ’s love, Deaf culture and language, our club, and Gardner-Webb University,” she stated. “It is humbling to be recognized for our work, and we are thrilled to be involved.”

a second photo of Gardner-Webb University’s sign language choir, Joyful HandsJoyful Hands will also be featured at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte on Saturday, Nov. 11. The group has been active at Gardner-Webb for over 30 years and is one of several services, clubs, and activities supported by the deaf program. Their mission is to share the gospel and spread awareness about Deaf culture and American Sign Language. The club is open to all GWU students, regardless of previous sign language experience and skill.

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