‘House of Hope’ 2020 banquet plans underway

Published 9:12 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Rev. Ed Wilson, executive director of Alabama Adult Teen Challenge, was at the House of Hope in Brundidge Tuesday night to meet with Alicia Carroll, House of Hope director, and board members to finalize plans for the House of Hope annual banquet on March 27 at Cattleman Park.

Wilson said the House of Hope is a transition home for those who have completed the Teen Challenge program but choose to remain in the program.

“There are those who successfully complete the Teen Challenge program but choose to remain in the transition program for different reasons,” he said. “The adult program provides a place of security and support as the program participants transition back into the community and the workplace.”

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The House of Hope can accommodate up to 10 residents. At the present time, there are three ladies living at the Main Street home in Brundidge.

Wilson said the annual banquet is a fundraiser for the Hope of Hope.

“Last year’s banquet raised the necessary funds for a year’s operation,” he said. The ladies who live at the House of Hope seek local employment and a percentage of their paycheck is dedicated to the expenses of the transition facility.

However, additional funds are needed and the House of Hope Banquet helps fill those needs.

Tickets are now on sale for the House of Hope Banquet on March 27 that will also feature a silent auction.

The banquet tickets are $10 and reserved tables for eight are available for $80.

The deadline for reservations is March 20. For tickets, call  Alicia Carroll at 205-440-9712.

“The Rev. Ed Shirley, pastor of Brundidge United Methodist Church, will be the featured speaker for the banquet,” Carroll said. “And several of those in the Adult Teen Challenge program will share what the program has meant to them.

“The ladies that are living at the House of Hope are thriving in the community. They feel very welcome here. They tell me they feel like they are living in a Hallmark community.”

Carroll said the ladies at the House of Hope are looking forward to the banquet and to the opportunity to meet those who are helping make it possible for them to meet the challenges of transition back into the community and the workplace.