Family and friends are expected to turn out for a huge celebration of music and life tomorrow at Third Baptist Church here in Owensboro.  There's a memorial concert planned to pay tribute to Joy Mefford Malone.

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So many people in the Owensboro-Daviess County area knew Joy.  And so many people- lovers of music, church and theatre- encountered her, worked with her and were touched by her musical gifts.  I am among those people.  I worked with on countless productions with Joy at Daviess County High School.  I watched her kids grow up . . . blessed with their mom's musical talents . . . and I had the privilege to work alongside her (and them) on many theatre projects that gave dozens, hundreds of students the chance to learn the true "Joy" of music.

And, tomorrow, Joy's legacy will be celebrated at the Joy Mefford Malone Memorial Concert at Third Baptist Church.  Among those performing: the Kentucky Youth Chorale, Kentucky Wesleyan Singers, First Baptist Church Choir, Joy's son Calvin David Malone, Maris Bosworth, Joe B. Pierce, and more.

The event is scheduled to begin at 1:30pm.  Third Baptist Church is located at 527 Allen Street in Owensboro.