New Ebenezer Retreat And Conference Center Hosts Eighth Annual Handbell Festival

Jan 22, 2013, 10:28 ET from The Kessler Collection

RINCON, Ga., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center, a non-profit retreat facility in the heart of south Georgia, is proud to announce the 8th Annual New Ebenezer Handbell Festival, featuring two full days of engaging bell ringing and quality handbell instruction from two widely recognized directors. Bell enthusiasts are encouraged to register for the event to receive first-rate instruction, view alluring exhibits and socialize while polishing their handbell skills.  

The Handbell Festival will be held Feb. 15-16 and Feb. 22-23, 2013 at New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center, and registration fees range from $50 to $87 per person including meals. The eighth annual event will consist of educational exhibits, four music sessions and a closing concert on the final day with instruction and training by clinicians Susan Berry, a featured director on many national and international music conferences and reading clinics, and Tim Waugh, an internationally acclaimed conductor, composer and performance art director.

Established in 1977 by Richard C. Kessler, Chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection, a portfolio of ten artistically inspired boutique hotels, New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center was founded on Christian principals for the benefit of families and preservation of history. Located less than 20 miles from Savannah on a peaceful tract of land amidst whispering pines and sparkling waters, the facility is an ecumenical retreat center that's become a welcome haven for those seeking personal growth, peace, meditation and relaxation. The property takes pride in offering engaging family and group programs with restful accommodations for up to 175 guests, as well as group meeting space for up to 400 attendees, in addition to home-cooked meals that undeniably compliment the warmth of the South's southern charm. New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center is proud to welcome groups and families to calm their spirits as they explore, learn, play, reflect, worship, rest, and renew together.

For more information on the New Ebenezer Handbell Festival, please visit, or on Facebook at or call 912-754-9242.

SOURCE The Kessler Collection