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August 2, 2005 > Paid in Full concert in Union City

Paid in Full concert in Union City

by Nitasha Sharma

In 1999, a San Jose church pastor urged his congregation to act to end desolation and ignorance. His dream, one he shared with many church members, was to spread a message of hope throughout the world. Brad Walker, along with a group of dedicated volunteers, took that message to heart and began working hard to bring the community together.

At first, Walker and other community members began holding block parties. Their first block party lit the fire of optimism and hope in the hearts of many with a turnout of approximately 8,000 people in just two days.

In December 2001, Walker founded Hitland Productions a non-profit organization and Christian ministry outreach program. The goal of this organization is to provide an atmosphere where local groups and organizations can get together and offer information and services to the community. By providing free food, music and fun, Hitland Productions hopes to spread the message of hope and unity. "Our communities are more segmented, especially in a post 9/11 world...." said Walker, "We do these events for the spirit of volunteerism."

On August 6, Hitland Productions is sponsoring a free concert at Kennedy Park in Union City entitled "Paid in Full." Seven Christian artists will present music ranging from jazz to rock to salsa. They will be joined by a variety of motivational speakers at the event. The Union City Fire Department will cook hot dogs, free to all who attend and The Union City Police Department will set up an information booth. Don't forget to bring a blanket to sit on for the concert. Free beverages will also be available.

The concert is an effort by the Church of Union City to break down denominational barriers and bring unity to diverse local churches.

Paid in Full
Saturday, August 6
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Kennedy Park
1333 Decoto Rd., Union City
For more information, please visit: www.hitland.net.

 
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