Halls BPA prays for community

Shannon CareyFeature, Halls

The Halls Crossroads business community came together in prayer and fellowship March 30, with the annual Halls Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Halls Business and Professional Association.

The event was held at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, with Beaver Dam’s Dr. Alan Price leading opening and closing prayers, and music by pianist Anne Allen and vocalist Mike Bundon.

WATE-TV personality Don Dare was the keynote speaker, and his remarks centered around prayer.

“God wants us to pray. It’s our time to communicate with him,” he said. “If ever America needed healing, we need it now, and it starts with prayer.

“We have God in our hearts and God in our community, and judging by the men and women gathered here to day, we know where your hearts are.”

Ted Hatfield, a former association officer, gave Dare a “Halls Has It” T-shirt, saying that folks at Central High School sporting events will enjoy seeing him wear it.

“And my friends in Powell will love it, too,” joked Dare.

Halls BPA president Robert Hubbs thanked all who contributed to the breakfast, including committee members Sue Walker of Tindell’s and Denise Girard of First Century Bank. Platinum sponsors were Tindell’s and Lee Tramel for Sheriff. Gold sponsors were Dave and Wanda Lambert. Silver sponsors were Hallsdale-Powell Utility District and Highway Markings. Bronze sponsors were Bob Johnson Insurance, Charles Susano, Commercial Bank, Knox County Commissioner Charles Busler, Pioneer Heating and Air Conditioning, state Rep. Bill Dunn and GOP State Executive Committee member Ted Hatfield.

“I wish everyone would get as excited as they are on Black Friday on Good Friday,” Hubbs said as the event concluded.

The Halls BPA meets at noon every third Tuesday, at Beaver Brook Country Club. All are welcome, and lunch is $12.

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