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A parade through downtown Brundidge kicked off the Each One, Reach One event Saturda

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Each One, Reach One celebration unites community members

Published 11:00pm Monday, July 22, 2013

Written by Kelsey Vickers, intern with The Messenger

Despite the rainy weather, the city of Brundidge had its first Each One, Reach One Leadership Celebration parade on Saturday morning.

Each One, Reach One was formed with the idea to honor churches, leaders and organizations in the city and the jobs they’ve all done, according to Bishop W.C. Scott.

“The objective of Each One, Reach One is to promote unity in the community,” Scott said. “We created this to appreciate the work our leaders do in the city.”

The celebration parade took place down Main Street and featured several organizations and churches in town. There were also informational booths, food booths and entertainment available.

Karen Rouse, the program coordinator, said she was pleased with the way the group’s first celebration turned out and she hopes it becomes an annual event.

“I think it was great and really brought together the community,” she said. “I think we had a great turn out overall.”

Rouse said the group’s goal with Each One, Reach One is to build a stronger connection within the community.

“We’re setting this up to make it happen,” she said. “I think it’s so important to know your neighbor, as well as appreciate your leaders.”

She said this celebration would give members of the community the opportunity to communicate if anyone is in need, as well.

“We’re bringing awareness to health issues like AIDS and other diseases,” she said. “And if there are any kids in need, they can have a place to come together and communicate.”

For more information, contact Rouse at (334) 344-0964.

 

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