Pollard Day to be celebrated at Mt. Beulah Church this Saturday

Published 11:30 am Monday, September 4, 2023

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Mt. Beulah Church at 1781 River Road will host Pollard Day on Saturday, September 9, at 4 p.m.

According to Phyllis Preston, secretary of the church’s administration board, the event will feature cookout food, a pie contest, “good fellowship,” and Southern Gospel music. Pies must be presented by 4:15 p.m. to be eligible for judging in the competition. 

There will also be a concert at 6 p.m. The Griffins are a Southern Gospel trio from Spartanburg, North Carolina. The trio labels themselves “progressive” and has won multiple regional awards for their musical performances. 

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This is an annual event and has been held for over 30 years now, Preston said. It has been three years since the last time the church has been able to host this event, but it’s back and here to stay as long as COVID stays away. 

“This is an event that when we started it, we had people who grew up there, have gone away, and through the years, they have come back to enjoy all the fellowship that they grew up with and are familiar with. This is just an event for the surrounding community there,” Preston said.

The entire community is invited.

“Everyone is welcome,” Preston said.

Mt. Beulah Church used to be associated with the United Methodist Church, but in June of 2023, it voted to change its name to drop its association with the United Methodist church. 

According to PBS, Mt. Beulah is part of a much larger community of people leaving the United Methodist Church because church law forbids the marriage or ordination of “self-avowed, practicing homosexuals.”