The annual Good Old Fashioned Country Gospel Concert for the benefit of the Robert Wallace Hollingsworth Family Scholarship for Law Enforcement at Hinds Community College is at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.
Admission is free but donations are accepted.
The concert features the Born Again Quartet from Byram, Oneway Quartet from Ethel, vocalist Carl Hollingsworth of Byram, Raymond United Methodist Church’s Wellspring and master of ceremonies Jack Hollingsworth of Utica.
The annual benefit concert began in 2004 to help raise funds for Mike Hollingsworth, Jack Hollingsworth’s son, a Warren County deputy sheriff who was injured in the line of duty. Family members saw such great success with the event that they decided to make it a tradition.
Currently, all proceeds from the benefit go to the Hollingsworth Family Law Enforcement Scholarship, which ultimately helps a deserving Hinds student attend college. The scholarship made its first award to a Hinds student in 2009.
The scholarship is dedicated to five Hollingsworth men, all serving in some capacity in the field of law enforcement. The student receiving the scholarship must be majoring in criminal justice.
As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.