EUGENIA V. ELKINS and the congregation of Woodland United Methodist Church have extended an invitation to the Grady County community to join them this weekend for a celebration of American patriotism.
A celebration of American patriotism will be held this weekend and the congregation of a local church is encouraging local residents to join them for the event.
Woodland United Methodist Church will host its “I’m Proud to be an American!” event this Saturday, June 1, beginning at 3 p.m.
A number of local vocalists will be featured and the audience will be included in the singing of patriotic tunes as well as the anthems for each branch of the armed services.
Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs for the afternoon of singing.
Heather Elkins will sing “The Star Spangled Banner,” Bobby Newman will sing “How Great Thou Art” and Lindsay and Rhett Maige will sing “Let There Be Peace On Earth.”
An impromptu museum will be set up in the church fellowship hall to exhibit World War II artifacts collected by Benny Prince, as well as Civil War artifacts collected by Mary Ella Whatley.
The American Legion Honor Guard will present the nation’s colors, Teresa Prince will lead the audience in the National Prayer and Pastor Buddy Whatley will offer the opening prayer.
At the conclusion of the patriotic celebration, everyone is invited to a hot dog supper prepared by Boone, Eli, Ryland, Angie and Derek Prince.
The event is being planned and organized by Eugenia V. Elkins and Pastor Whatley.
“We hope you will come join us for this very special occasion,” Pastor Whatley said this week.