Birmingham Christian Family magazine plans to hold its third annual Celebrate the Family exhibition on May 7 at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex.

Musician Kevin Derryberry and the Banks Academy Choir will provide live entertainment, and there will also be inflatables for kids, face painting, free giveaways and around 60 exhibitor tents manned by people from various companies, ministries, churches and other organizations, magazine owner and publisher Laurie Stroud Franklin said.

Derryberry was the vocalist and keyboardist of the rock band Telluride for 18 years. After getting involved with alcohol and drugs, he became a Christian in 1996 and started performing Christian music as a solo artist. He is now a worship leader at Westwood Baptist Church in Alabaster.

Celebrate the Family Show

WHERE: Hoover Metropolitan Complex

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7


Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato plans to welcome people to the exhibit at 10 a.m., and activities will continue until 3 p.m. Organizers plan to give away goody bags with treats to the first 200 attendees.

Sponsors and exhibitors include Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Children’s of Alabama, Renewal by Andersen, Alabama Credit Union, Alabama Relay, Thrivent Financial, Abortion Recovery Alabama, America’s First Federal Credit Union, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham, Blue Watch Foundation, Discovery Toys, Elevated Region, Just Serve, Linda Harper Music, Osborne Enterprises, Sav-a-Life Shelby, Senior Placement Services, Shocco Springs, Sozo Children and The Foundry Ministries.

Chick-fil-A cows are also expected to move in the crowd with gift cards and stuffed cows.

Sozo Children, a Birmingham-based nonprofit established in 2010 to serve vulnerable children in Uganda, also plans to have a truck on site accepting donations such as clothing, shoes, accessories, household items and slightly used furniture. The organization does not accept metal desks, pianos, pool tables, major appliances, mattresses, hospital beds, building materials, TV boxes or furniture with holes or dents. visible stains.

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