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Gospel family The Hoppers to play benefit concert in Metropolis

  • The Hoppers are a three-generation family gospel group. From left are Dean, Claude, Karlye, Kim, Connie and Mike.

    The Hoppers are a three-generation family gospel group. From left are Dean, Claude, Karlye, Kim, Connie and Mike.
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updated: 8/1/2022 5:37 PM

Following a two-year absence due to COVID, the American Cancer Society Gospel Benefit Concert is back.

The 27th annual event, featuring The Hoppers, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at First United Methodist Church, 100 E. Fifth St., Metropolis. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. An offering will be taken that evening. The concert is totally underwritten allowing 100% of the night's donation to go to the ACS for cancer research.

The concert will feature The Hoppers, who will be making their third appearance at the event. The group was last here in 2016. The Hoppers were formed in 1957 in Madison, North Carolina, and have grown continuously for decades. Today, The Hoppers is a three-generation family affair with Claude and Connie, their sons Dean and Mike, Dean's wife Kim and Dean and Kim's daughter Karlye.

America's favorite family of gospel music, the award-winning group is a favorite on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours. For information about the concert, call (618) 524-5601 or (618) 638-3244.