Supper and cake auction to be held May 2 for mission trip fundraiser

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 28, 2007

A Wednesday night supper (home cooked food) and cake auction will be hosted by the Adult III Sunday School Class of First Luverne Baptist Church on May 2nd beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The cake auction will be held in the main fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m.

The charge for the meal will be $5 or a love offering of more.

Families with more than 3 people may eat for $15.

All proceeds will go to help fund a mission trip for Courtney Green, daughter of Rev. Mike and Lisa Green.

Courtney has been involved with Campus Crusade for Christ at Auburn University where she is a student.

She will participate in the Crusade's six-week trip to East Asia (China).

The Adult Class invites anyone who would like to come eat and support Courtney.

Everyone is welcome.

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In my Luverne News this week, I would like to share an article that I read with great interest about how one of our neighboring towns observed Earth Day, and held a community-wide Earth Day clean up on April 21.

Perhaps we in Crenshaw County will copy them next year.

There were two flyers handed out to all volunteers and placed in church bulletins throughout the community that stated, &#8220In an effort to keep our communities clean, The Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the cities of Brewton and East Brewton, would like to invite you to participate in our Earth Day Clean-Up.

Help support our Youth Leadership's Class Project ‘Earth Day Extravaganza.' Meet our students in the City Park at 8 a.m.

Pick up your supplies for the clean up and meet them back at the City Park for a cook-out around lunch.”

The volunteers were given written instructions on how to dispose of certain items.

Their landfill was open from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., free of charge, for residents to dispose of trash only.

No household garbage, no food items, and no chemicals were accepted.

The City of Brewton had trash trucks available for pick up (no tires accepted).

The fliers gave strict instructions on how to dispose of items, and where to take certain items like automobile batteries, automobile oil, old appliances and tires.

Appreciation was given to all who participated, and they were thanked for their efforts in being dedicated to helping keep our environment clean.

&#8220We urge each community to organize themselves into a team and clean your area.

Thank you for participating in Earth Day 2007.”

&#8220And God blessed them and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over air and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

Genesis 1:28

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Praise Report . . . The Crenshaw County Commissioners, the Sheriff's Department and the Solid Waste Department have staged an on going countywide clean up of county roads of litter.

This is done with the help of inmates who volunteer.

Thanks to all who have a part in helping with this worthwhile project.

Special thanks to Pepsi Cola and Petrey Wholesale.

A full report of all this will be published at a later date.

According to Mr. Ed Beasley, hundreds and hundreds of bags of litter and cans have been picked up.

Also, if any men would like to volunteer to help drive the truck to carry the inmates to certain locations, please call (334) 335-6568-ext. 223, and leave your name and number.

Mr. Beasley will get back with you.

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This Week . . . The place to be this Friday night is at the Crenshaw County Relay for Life 2007 event.

The opening ceremony begins promptly at 6 p.m.

The luminaria candle lighting service will be held at 9 p.m.

This is an awesome and beautiful sight when the sun goes down and the lights go out.

The luminaria candles light the way under the stars, and a moment of silence falls during the Ceremony of Hope.

It is the most special and moving event of the entire Relay.

After the lights are turned back on, the cancer survivors begin the first walk of Celebration of Life.

On the second lap they are joined by family and friends.

All families are encouraged to come to this community event of fun, food and fellowship.

See you there!