Each One Reach One celebration Saturday

Published 4:00 am Thursday, July 16, 2015

The 2015 Each One Reach One Leadership Celebration and Parade will get underway in downtown Brundidge Saturday with the Main Street parade stepping off at 10 a.m. and other activities following on the grounds of the historic Bass House.

Karen Rouse, event coordinator, said the annual Each One Reach One Leadership Celebration is designed to bring the community together for a time of inspiration, learning and Christian fellowship.

“This is a time for reaching out to one neighbor, one family and one community,” she said. “As we do this, we can strengthen our community through friendship and love.”

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Rouse said the day’s events will include a state of the city address by Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage.

“We always look forward to the remarks by Mayor Ramage and learning more about the good things that are going on in Brundidge,” Rouse said. “Sheriff Russell Thomas will present a program on drug awareness and how drugs can disrupt families and communities and destroy lives. This will be a program that parents and children need to hear. Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport will also have a leadership role in the program.

“We’ll have a personal account from Deacon Hank Strother. He will tell us about his involvement with missions and the mission trip he took to Costa Rica this year. We look forward to hearing him.”

The Each One Reach One Leadership Celebration has scheduled musical groups from Dothan and Montgomery to perform throughout the day.

“War Cry from Dothan is made up of a group of young people who are committed to Christ,” Rouse said. “They have come out of the avenue of drugs and gangs and their lives have been changed. Their stories will tell how they got off the streets and are now walking in God’s way.”

Students from Pike County High School will present a drama that deals many of the issues facing today’s youth.

“Too often young people feel alone and like no one cares for them,” Rouse said. “They don’t feel like they have any hope of better things in life. This drama shows young people that there is a better way and there is always hope. Many young people believe if they don’t go to college they cannot be successful. This drama will show them that there are many paths to success and not all of them lead to college.”

Jewel’s Rosemary Cox will also participate in the Each One Reach One Leadership Celebration.

Jewel is an organization of ‘Young Ladies with a Purpose” and it is directed at motherhood and the benefits for young mothers who choose to go back to school, Rouse said.

Bishop S.D. James will speak on the topic of “Motivated to Achieve.” James is a dynamic speaker who will challenge people of all ages to be motivated to use the gifts God has given them to achieve the things in his plan for them.

“The 2015 Each One Reach One Celebration and Parade is going to be a wonderful, spirit filled event.” Rouse said. “We invite everyone to join us Saturday for this day of family fun. Admission is free. Food is free and we know it will be a meaningful day for all who come.”