Group says it’s time to ‘Man Up’

Published 5:27 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement in order to do the right thing.

That’s what the Salem/Troy Baptist Association had in mind when they began planning a one-day men and boys expo and fellowship event designed to encourage those who attend to be outstanding in their roles in the community.

“Our desire is to challenge men and boys from the community and surrounding areas to become the men their families, churches and communities need – now and in the future,” said Mike Davis who is helping to organize the event.

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A variety of local businesses and vendors, such as the Alabama Fish and Game Commission and Outdoors with Friends, will be on hand at the free expo that runs from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2014.

However, the biggest draw for the expo may be an appearance from and chance for autographs by Rick Burgess from the Rick & Bubba Show.

The expo will lead into “Man Up 2014,” which will be emceed by Jeremy Smith of Faith Radio and begin at 6 p.m. Man Up will provide fellowship and worship lead by lots of local talent, according to Davis.

Tickets to that portion of the event are $10 and available at Ken Cox Ford, First National Bank in Troy and Brundidge, Ed Sherling Ford in Enterprise and at the Salem/Troy Baptist Association on Ray Avenue.

In addition to the vendors and worship time, door prizes will be given away during both sections of the event. One of those prizes is a combination package of 12 gage and 20 gage over/under shotguns.

The expo and Man Up event isn’t until February, but there are only 900 spots available for the second portion of the day, Davis said, so it’s good to go ahead and confirm a spot.

For more information, call 566-1538.