WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County Ag Expo and Fair welcomed a new attraction Sunday, getting in on the growing popularity of contemporary praise music.
The music, with its familiar rock music style, is becoming popular among churches as a way to attract youths.
Fair officials expressed an interest in having a contemporary Christian music show at the fair and at least three local bands pitched in to help, organizers of Sunday's 6:30 p.m. show said.
Roughly half of a set of bleachers set up at a stage were filled with spectators, some of whom waved their arms in the air and sang along with performers.
Linda Puffenberger of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., said she learned about the show through a brochure and wanted to attend.
"I love the Lord," said Puffenberger, who set up a front row seat with a fold-out chair.
Among the bands was the Hosanna praise team from St. James Brethren Church in St. James.