Fans and family of Northumberland’s hometown celebrity Terry “TSoul” Pinkard eagerly gathered at the Northumberland High School auditorium for their opportunity to see him perform, ask him questions, and to meet him personally. Excitement filled the air as attendees of all ages, including TSoul’s own 85-year-old aunt, who traveled 5 hours for the day’s event, waited for him to take the stage. Before the former contestant of NBC’s hit singing competition the voice made his appearance, a few of his mentors and friends took the opportunity to share their congratulations and even a few childhood stories.
Eleanor Morris offered her sincere congratulations to the star and shared stories of how Pinkard loved music and performing. She recalled a particular instance where TSoul was seen standing on a table at church reenacting Michael Jackson dances. Morris commented that her husband the late Rev. Dr. T Wright Morris saw something special in the young man and created an award know as the Rising Star Award and Terry was the first ever recipient. Morris left Pinkard with the advice to “Stay foused, give god the glory, and there is no telling where you will be.”
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