The ninth annual Shickshinny Area Community Choirfest will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 6 E. Butler St., Shickshinny. This year's festival, titled ‘Hope and Trust,' will feature music, poetry and scripture readings. The concert will include the premiere of a choral setting of a poem by Shickshinny resident June Kessler titled "Hope and Trust" as well as the premiere of a new arrangement of ‘Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley.' Singers and instrumentalists from seven local churches will participate. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 256-7329 or visit www.choirfest.smasm.org. Participants from last year's Choirfest, front row, from left, are Rachel Schwiter, Marion Hidlay, Karin Lazarowicz, Becky Federici, Annette Knorowski, Susan Miller, Katie Noss, Michelle Boberick, Rebecca Micca, Kathleen L. McKenzie, Tatiana Stola. Back row: Marilou Hinchcliff, the Rev. Terry Hughes, Roger Noss, Bernard Dymond Jr., Rochelle Dymond, Pamela Dymond, Abaigael Noss, Raymond Wasenda, Kathy Van Horn, Andrew J. Gurzynski, Linda Maczuga, Matthew Schwiter, Adam Patla, Raphael Micca, Rick Matysik and Andrew Stola.