Patriotic Concert to Honor Veterans on Nov. 10

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Gardner-Webb University, Isothermal Community College Partner for Music Event

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University and Isothermal Community College (ICC) will honor the nation’s past and present military service personnel with a special concert, “Celebrating Our Veterans,” at The Foundation Performing Arts Center in Spindale, N.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The program, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., will feature patriotic music by the Gardner-Webb University Orchestra, the Symphony of Rutherford County, the Crest High School Advanced Strings and the Rutherford Community Chorus. At the conclusion of the show, there will be a fireworks display over the lake adjacent to the Foundation facility on ICC’s campus.

GWU President Dr. Frank Bonner and ICC President Dr. Walter Dalton will narrate the production. Dr. Patricia Sparti, professor of music at Gardner-Webb and music director of the Symphony of Rutherford County, will conduct the musical performers.

“The program will include color guards from the various branches of the armed forces,” Sparti offered. “This concert is to celebrate our national heroes, all those who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. These people defend our freedom.”

Veterans will receive free admission to the show but must obtain a ticket in advance at The Foundation Box Office or reserve online at Other general admission tickets will be $10 for each adult and $5 for students. For more information on tickets, call the box office at 828-286-9990.

In addition to presentation by Gardner-Webb and ICC and presidents Bonner and Dalton, local sponsors include Parton Lumber, Northern American, N.C. Rep. Mike Hager, Mike Fulenwider, Eddie Holbrook, and Cargo Transporters.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email with your request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).