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Project Reach GANG putting out CD
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The members of the Project Reach G.A.N.G. (God’s Anointed Now Generation) community choir have come a long way from back-to-school rallies, and they celebrate their latest achievement with a CD release on April 10. This is the first recording by the community choir and it includes songs written by the members themselves.
“We started in 1998 to form the first back-to-school rally for Liberty County, and we formed the choir for rally entertainment,” Project Reach G.A.N.G. coordinator Lavonia LeCounte said. “Afterward, the success was so great we decided to continue to meet.”
After a series of countywide “firsts,” such as performing at Wild Adventures and youth conferences, last year the group gathered to produce a CD. They began with a live performance recording and finished up in the studio in late 2009, LeCounte said.
To come up with the gospel, contemporary gospel and praise and worship tracks, LeCounte said choir members were assigned to write poetry, and with the help of Hinesville producer Roderick Dowling, the poetry was set to music to become the songs that are on the group’s first album.
To help pay for the production, choir members raised money and have been supported locally by Chemtall and Liberty County Health Center, Hinesville Area Arts Council, United Way, the Coastal Courier, WTOC and WGML stations.
“We have choir members who are current and former students. Some live in Atlanta, Augusta and Myrtle Beach but they come back to perform,” she said. “This opportunity has made a great impact on these kids’ lives, through mentoring and life skills training, career training and national music conferences.”
The CD release concert will be at 6 p.m. April 10 at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, and CDs can be purchased on-site or ordered in advance for $10, for pick-up at the concert. To pre-order, contact LeCounte at 977-3951.

For more information, visit the organization’s Web site at

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