The Fun In The Son festival returns for another exciting staging on October 15 at the Pembroke Hall High School in Kingston. Tommy Cowan, co-conceptualiser of the event, says this year promises to be memorable.
“We are still feeling the effects of being locked down for over two years and Fun In The Son this year will be an uplifting, happy, joyful place to be. Come and fellowship with others while getting your health checked and have some fun with your families. Admission is free,” he said.
The event will feature Pastor Donnie McClurkin with the word, as well as Kevin Downswell, Carlene Davis, Goddy Goddy, Rhoda Isabella and Isaiah Raymond. Nadine Blair will act as the master of ceremonies, alongside Sounds of Perpetual Praise.
This isn’t the first time Pastor McClurkin is collaborating with the Cowans. Besides ministering at this year’s staging of Fun In The Son, he will be extending a helping hand to those in need.
“Pastor Donnie McClurkin first participated in FITS (Fun In The Son) in the capacity of an artiste in 2016. We have known him from previous engagements and Donnie has become a part of Fun In The Son, Glory Music, and the extended Cowan family. We have spent time at his church in New York, he has participated in Fun In The Son Bronx, and we have developed a true friendship over the years. This year, Pastor Donnie and his church, Perfecting Faith Church, are doing outreach in Ocho Rios and Montego Bay and are offering medical and dental services at Fun In The Son,” Cowan explained.
Fun In The Son, which started in 2002 in Ocho Rios, is one of several gospel events which Cowan has staged with support from Jamaica Broilers Group.
Like most other events, the event was affected negatively by the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the organisers have remained optimistic about resuming the momentum that patrons are used to.
“The pandemic has given us the opportunity to examine what we did in previous years and adjust how the festival will be presented going forward, and this new decade is a great time to evolve further. Talk about great timing,” Cowan added.
In addition to the high-quality entertainment, there will be several other attractions for attendees throughout the day that are geared towards their holistic development.
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