The Firehouse Women (1998)

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Sometimes, a restaurant is defined by its people: those who run it and those who dine there. In the late 1990s, Gibson, NC, transformed its town firehouse into the Firehouse Restaurant, a place where people from different classes, races, and ages gathered. This unique community experience was brought together by the family of Firehouse women who greeted, cooked, served, and sang a cappella gospel harmonies to their guests. The women balanced faith, pain, and joy in their lives, held together by strong family ties and the powerful role of song. This story highlights the South, where faith, food, and fellowship come together, and where the past and future intersect.

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