The Woodward News

March 20, 2014

Band returning for fourth performance

Rachael Van Horn
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Big Daddy Weave will be the headliner performance in what has become a popular annual fundraising concert for The Pregnancy Center in Woodward.

The show is set for Sunday, March 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Woodward High School auditorium.

This is the fourth time that Big Daddy Weave has performed in Woodward, according to Pregnancy Center board member Tony Haskins.

"I would say this genre would be considered a rock and roll type sound," he said. "They have some hits and are really popular in this area. I can't tell you how many people have asked me when they are coming back."

This year's performance includes another popular Christian music front group called "Group 1 Crew" as well as solo artist Tim Timmons, according to Haskins.

"Group 1 Crew has a more rap and hip-hop sound," Haskins said. "They have been around for a few years and are a Christian group that has become popular."

According to Timmons' website, he is primarily a contemporary praise and worship artist.

Tickets for the concert are available at Paradise Books,1107 Main Street in Woodward.  Tickets may also be purchased online at www.itickets.com or charge by phone at 1-800-965-9324.

Proceeds from the concert will go to help cover operating costs to keep programs going at the 25-year-old Pregnancy Center charity.

The Pregnancy Center ministers to an average of 100 clients per month who are facing an unplanned pregnancy, Haskins said.

It is a faith-based but non-denominational center and offers free pregnancy testing, counseling and numerous other services, he said.

The center operates totally on public donations and hours of service by volunteers, Haskins said. He added that it wold not have been the success it is were it not for center director, Belva Mabra.

"Because of her we are able to be there to help minister to ladies and their children in the time of an unexpected pregnancy where there is not the resources available they would like," Haskins said. "Our main goal is to show that every life is precious, every life is created by God."

The center takes a pragmatic and non-judgmental approach to helping women deal with the stress of planning for a new child and also helps with the real-world needs of a woman who might not have any other financial help, Haskins said.

"We provide resources like diapers, formula and we have parenting classes and classes about pregnancy to help them learn what is happening in their bodies," he said.

The center also helps women obtain cribs and bassinets, he said.

For more information about The Pregnancy Center, how to volunteer or donate, call the center at (580) 254-2805.