It's a Gospel sailaway

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July 29, 2011

Celebrating God's way can be just as fun as any other way and will prove it on a Gospel Sail Away on the August Monday holiday.
Hosted by Fam Entertainment, the holiday weekend sail away to Colonial Island will have some of the hottest Christian music artists, DJ Godson, Najie Dunn, Christian Massive and Lyrically Blessed will be performing.  And DJ Godson, says he is ready to get the party started and hopes all Christians and people who like gospel music are ready to be moved.
"We want people who aren't particularly interested in the secular forms of fun to not feel left out and have something to do as well. It will be great and I will be mixing it up good for the event.  We wanted to create a great social network event for Christians because there is always the complaint that there is nothing for us to do."
Najie Dunn, the artist who brought you songs like "Wan' Take Life," "Give Myself Away," "Hype Music," and "Pray for You" says this is the event you want to be at if you are looking for clean fun with a good message for your family.
"This event isn't just about having fun or what I will be bringing.  It's about bringing people to God in yet another great way and just having a good time without violence and profanity," says Dunn.  "Holiday weekends usually mean events surrounding alcohol or secular means of fun.  We want people to see that they can have a good time without all of that.  A sail away does not have to be about going to carry on badly.  It can be about having fun and just being able to be a family.  I'm excited because I have a mission to tell people about God through my music and I am glad to do so again this weekend."
While you rock away to gospel music or choose to take a dip in the ocean all day, other family activities will be going on throughout the day to keep everyone on their toes, like the lime and spoon race, sack races and obstacle courses.  A bouncing castle and face painting will also be available for the children.  To ensure safety in the water a lifeguard will be on duty for the entire event.
The Gospel Sailaway is all about the family and finding something that will bring everyone together for a good day away in a safe environment says organizer, Andrea Knowles.
"The reason we are doing this is because as families there is not enough places we can go to as a group where we can be excited about praising God and having fun together," says Knowles.  "What we find is you often can't take your children out during the holidays because there is so much negativity going on be it [cursing], people drinking or whatever.  There is only a promotion of things like that and that is not good for the family, so it was important to put on an event that can cater to everyone.  This is a great opportunity as it is a holiday weekend to get families together as well as uplift God and show that this is what music and fun is really about."
Because it is a family event, transportation arrangements were made specifically so persons who are early risers can board the Captain Harding, the sailaway boat at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. boats.  If you want to sleep in a bit later, a 12 noon boat will also take persons over to the island where the fun awaits.  There are also three convenient times of departure from the island to Prince George Wharf.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 from Forsythe's Communications on Rosetta Street, Wong's Rubber Stamp and Printing on Chesapeake Road and Sexy Thang on Robinson Road.

When: Monday, August 1
Where: Colonial Island, boarding from Prince George Wharf
Time: Boat departs 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, and returns 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the boat

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News date : 07/29/2011    Category : Entertainment, Nassau Guardian Stories

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