The Poorhouse Pickers

The Hopewell UMC will host the Poorhouse Pickers and Friends Christmas Show on Saturday, Dec. 1 to raise money to support children with special needs attend summer camp at the Elks Camp Moore.

HUMC open mic regulars the Poorhouse Pickers include Bob Cole (vocals, acoustic guitar); Marvin Perkins (vocals, resonator guitar, penny whistle); and Fil Wisneski (vocals, 8-string ukelele, banjo-uke, autoharp, harmonica). The group plays acoustic folk and roots music. The show will include Christmas standards and special guest musicians and vocalists will join in the fun.

The show is scheduled to take place in the church sanctuary from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 (suggested donation) and will be available at the door. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Hopewell United Methodist Church is located at 20 Blackwell Ave., Hopewell Borough.

The church also partners with the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative and hosts a free Open Mic night on the First Friday of the month, for amateurs and professionals alike. More information is online at