Community to give thanks

Published 7:33 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2006

By By Kerry Whipple Bean – publisher
Brewton could have a new holiday tradition if all goes well on Sunday.
Area churches have joined to host a community Thanksgiving celebration downtown, complete with children's activities, food, a Thanksgiving message and singing from a community choir.
The community Thanksgiving celebration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday outside First Presbyterian Church. Community members are invited to bring lawn chairs and are asked to bring a canned good to fill the community food pantry.
Free food will be available from 6 to 7 p.m., with Brunswick stew served by Pig Daddy's and wings served by Randy Nicholson. Churches will provide beverages.
Children's activities, including face painting, an inflatable moonwalk and salvation bracelets will also take place during that hour, Neal said. Organizers hope teenagers will help explain the meaning of the salvation bracelets to the younger children.
At 7 p.m., the worship service begins, with a message from the Rev. Jack Fitts of First Baptist Church and songs from the community choir.
The 75-voice choir is made up of members of six to seven different churches in the area, Neal said, and has been practicing for several weeks.
Because this is the first community Thanksgiving event, organizers aren't sure whether it will become an annual celebration.
But they hope the community will enjoy the fellowship.