The Royalaires (Photo submitted)
The Royalaires (Photo submitted)

VAN WERT – The Royalaires will be in concert at First Baptist Church in Van Wert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. The public is cordially invited to attend this special service.

The Royalaires are based out of Circleville, Ohio. They were organized as a group 50 years ago. They have traveled extensively over the years but primarily on weekends. For the past 29 years they have been a featured group on the “Singing at Seas” Southern Gospel Cruise with Templeton Tours of Boone, North Carolina. In April 2004, they were privileged to travel to Fraserburg, Scotland to participate in the 2004 Gospel Music Convention which featured groups from five countries. Again, in November 2009 the group was invited back to Fraserburg to sing in several churches.

Jerry Metzler is the manager and emcee of the group. He sings the tenor for the trio. His wife Susan sings the alto. And, Michelle Davis from Marietta, Georgia, joined the group in 2004.

First Baptist Church is located at the corner of Jennings and Mendon roads. For further information about the concert or the church, call 419-238-0333, email them at firstbaptistvw@metalink.net or check out their church website at www.fbcvw.com.