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Gray to speak at ‘Each one reach one’ Saturday in Brundidge

The City of Brundidge is preparing for the 7th Annual “Each One Reach One Celebration” on Saturday on the grounds of the Bass House.

The celebration begins with a parade along Main Street at 10 a.m. followed by the program that features motivation speakers and special music.

Sherika Gray will return home to Brundidge to join other speakers, Dr. Michael Bivins of Birmingham and Lydia Mardenborough of Gainesville, Florida, in bringing the message of the importance of “each one, reaching one” in today’s world, said Karen Rouse, committee and publicity chair.

“Sherika is the daughter of Ricky and Arlisa Johnson,” Rouse said. “She attended Pike County Elementary School and was the salutatorian of the Pike County High School Class of 2001.”

After high school graduation, Gray attended Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Arts Education in 2005.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Alabama A&M University with a master’s degree in education.

Rouse said Gray has a strong background in education and business. She will share her experiences and the opportunities that have enabled her to reach out to others in a positive way.

“While Sherika was teaching at Monrovia Middle School, she received her real estate license for the State of Alabama and she and her husband stated their own business, Gray Auto Sales in Madison where she continues to teach in the Madison City School System.

Gray is a member of Harvest Time Outreach Ministries in Decatur where she oversees the youth ministry. Being an integral part of seeing children learn, grow and pursue their dreams in Christ is a special and important part of her life.

Rouse said Gray is an inspiring speaker and young people, as well as adults, will benefit from the message she brings.

Other activities of the day will include special music by The Joiner Family, a bake contest, free haircuts for boys and giveaways that include socks, shoes, backpacks and school supplies.

There is still time to enter the parade that kicks off the day’s activities at 10 a.m. Saturday. Everyone is invited to join the fun of the parade by calling 334-344-0964 with a description of the entry.