JACKSON, Tenn. – Aug. 9, 2005– More than 900 senior adults from more than 70 churches visited Union University Aug. 4 for a dinner and a concert by Christian recording artist Steve Green as part of Union’s third annual Senior Adult Extravaganza.
“It’s an opportunity for Union to minister to local churches by providing fellowship, encouragement and inspiration to their senior adults,” said Charles Fowler, Union’s senior vice president for university relations. “I think when folks left here last night, their hearts were encouraged and their love and appreciation for Union was reaffirmed.”
It was the largest attendance Union has seen for its Senior Adult Extravaganza. The last two years have featured concerts by pianist Anthony Berger and Christian recording artist Allison Durham Speer.
Churches came from Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Arkansas for the event.
The event was sponsored by Union’s Office of University Relations. Union faculty and staff members were also on hand to interact with the senior adults visiting campus.
“I thought it was wonderful,” said Rosemary Landreth, who attended the event with seven other people from her church, First Baptist of Selmer, Tenn. “I really have heard tapes and CDs of Steve Green, but I’ve never been to a concert he has given. I was so impressed by it. I felt like I had been to a revival.”