Weather moves Travis show inside

September 18, 2004|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Nasty weather hampered plans for a free outdoor Randy Travis concert north of Greencastle on Friday evening, but the show went on - inside.

Travis, a country music star, was scheduled to perform under a tent outside Antrim Brethren in Christ Church off U.S. 11.

The concert was part of an evangelical crusade called the Cumberland Valley Steve Wingfield Encounter.

By 6:30 p.m. - 45 minutes before the event began - about 4,000 people were gathered under the tent, according to Fred Baye, a publicist for the Steve Wingfield Encounter.

However, steady rain and the threat of powerful storms forced everyone to crowd into the church.

At about 9:15 p.m., Travis went on stage in the main auditorium, Baye said. Many people could see the show live, but others watched in separate rooms through closed-circuit television, he said.


Wingfield was scheduled to speak afterward.

The Cumberland Valley Steve Wingfield Encounter started Wednesday and is scheduled to run through Sunday. Baye said that about 200 churches in the Franklin County, Pa., area are involved.

At least a portion of today's activities will be held outside if the weather permits, Baye said. A "Kidz Jam" is scheduled for 10 a.m. and other extreme sports activities are planned to start at 1 p.m.

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