GRAYS RIVER, Wash. - To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Grays River Methodist Church, musicians from around the Northwest will perform at the Harvest Music Festival for two Sunday afternoon concerts at the Methodist Church, located halfway between Naselle and Skamokawa, at 3624 State Route 4.

The concerts will each start at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 and Nov. 24. Light refreshments will follow.

The Nov. 17 program includes kantele music by May Adair, Wilho Saari and Karen Nelson. Vocal solos will be performed by Mary Haase and Diane Matthews and the Ocean Park United Methodist Church Choir led by D.J. Bogue will perform as well. The Rev. Michael Graef of Vancouver, Wash., will play Mozart's French Horn Concerto No. 2.

The Nov. 24 program features the 16-voice Lyrica, Ladies choral Ensemble of Puget Sound, directed by LeeAnne Campos. Also performing are the Skamokawa United Methodist Church Choir led by Cheryl Lopez and local musicians Joel and Noreen Fitts on guitar and piano.

The 100-seat Grays River church sanctuary is known for its acoustics. This year's Harvest Music Festival is in memory of the late Harry L. Larson who was instrumental in the completion of the new Grays River Methodist Church building in November of 1962. Suggested donation for each concert is $5. For more information or childcare requests, call Barbara Bate at (360) 665-4421 or e-mail


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