I need to say once again THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Last Sunday night’s Valentine Banquet was incredible. Of course, it would not have happened in the smooth, organized way that it did without the help of our wonderful volunteers. Thank you young people for the outstanding service you provided waiting on the table, attending to the children in the pre-school area, and helping meet the needs of everyone who participated.
Then there are the adults who worked in the kitchen area filling plates and managing the food. Thank you goes out to Ken and Debra Pethel, Caroldean Childers, Doug and Bertha Hutson and all the others who pitched in to help. It was a miracle of energy and organization to watch our people feed the almost 80 people with salad, main entrée, and desert in just over 30 minutes. I could not help but wonder if Jesus’ feeding the 5 thousand did not look something like what happened in our church Sunday night.
Certainly, crowning our Grace Baptist Church Valentine King and Queen deserves a special word of gratitude. Thank you Josh and Elaine Dixon for providing the spectacular jeweled crown for our king, Carl Lyle and the sparkling silver tiara presented to his radiant wife, Joann. This wonderful couple was recognized as having been married longer than any other couple in attendance. We celebrate their marriage of 57 years by crowning them King and Queen in your hearts.
Thank you is deserved by the Anchor Sunday School Class for your superb hosting of the ALMOST NEWLY-WED GAME. It was an amazing display of humor at the expense of our four engaged couples, Richard McLawhorn and Rosa Burgess, Wesley Garrin and Sara Beth Ferguson, Cole Pace and Emily Smith, and Josh Hall and Ashley Thain. I will never forget the “DOG” question and the one groom-to-be who likened his fiancé to a Chihuahua. You may want to ask Wesley Gerrin for clarification on that one. Thank you is appropriate to Mike House and all the efforts his class made to put the game together, get all the contestants to the banquet and provide for all of us a delightful time of laughter and fun.
There are certainly others who deserve to be thanked for their help in putting up tables, providing decorations, selling tickets and managing all the arrangements. We should all thank those who work at Loretta’s next door for their preparation of the excellent meal and generous monetary donation to our church ministry. Next time you enjoy a meal over next door at Loretta’s, express your thanks to them for their service to the ministry here at Grace.