Longtime friends and musicians Mark Statler and Roger Hoard have jointed their talents for two special Christmas concerts in the local area.  The first concert will be held at the Jewett Wildcat Center (former Jewett Elementary School Building), Main St., Jewett, OH at 7 p.m., Thursday, December 5.  The concert is a benefit to help with expenses for the operation of the Wildcat Center building which was purchased from the school district a couple of years ago.  The Center is used by many groups and individuals in the Harrison County area and benefits mostly the youth of Harrison County.  The concert is free however, a love offering will be taken to help with concert expenses and for the upkeep of the Jewett Wildcat Center.
The second Christmas concert will be the sixth annual held at Giffin Park Church, 280 E. Main St., St. Clairsville, OH at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 12.  The church is located on old Route 40 between Whiteside Auto Dealership and the former Thomas Chrysler Dodge Jeep Dealership.  Parking is limited at the church, so concert goers are urged to car-pool if possible. If the church lot becomes full there will be overflow parking available at the Whiteside parking lot behind the Exxon on old Rt. 40 and a courtesy van will transport concert goers to and from the church. The van has been graciously furnished by Whiteside Auto Dealership. The concert is free, however an offering will be taken to help with concert expenses.
Mark and Roger will bring a wealth of warm and joyful memories to light through their instrumental and vocal music and will be joined at Giffin Park by Miss Karri Rose Haglock whose well known and beautiful voice will help to enhance a very special and spiritual evening for all.  Come and bring your entire family to share a heartfelt and joyful evening of Christmas music to lift your spirit and touch your soul. It’s the perfect way to prepare for the Christmas season.
Giffin Park is the home of Alternative Home Health, Inc. who is graciously donating the church sanctuary for this concert.  
Mark and Roger currently conduct church services at Giffin Park on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.  “The atmosphere of the services is casual and comfortable both physically and spiritually with music, singing and a message to encourage and strengthen the heart, soul and spirit in these tough times we live in and hopefully be a place of respite from the “rat race,” said Statler.  Mark also says, “services will hopefully reflect the warmth and joy Roger and I shared when we were a part of the Jamboree USA family for many years.”
Mark and Roger personally and warmly send out an invitation to all to please join them at either or both of their Christmas concerts.