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Civitan Club Holds Pastor Appreciation Banquet

By Mark Keith, 02/17/20 10:33 AM

The Hope Civitan Club hosted their annual “Clergy Appreciation Banquet” on February 10th at the First National Bank of Tom Bean Community Room.  Civitan member Debbie Hall read a proclamation from Mayor Steve Montgomery in which he declared February 2nd through 8th “Clergy Appreciation Week” in the city of Hope.  The speaker was Civitan member Dave Phillips.  The meal was catered by Dos Loco Gringos.  Following the program, all the clergy members present posed for a picture.  They included Curtis Bobo, Jr., Barry Haynes, Lorenzo D. Kelly, Nathaniel Crane, Gary Johnson, Lane Garner, Taylor Bruce,and Robert Green.

    Civitan International was moved to begin the observance worldwide in honor of 4 chaplains who gave their lives in service during the sinking of the S.S. Dorchester in 1943.

    The club also held a raffle for a Valentine’s basket.  Davis Johnson, son of Gary and Jovonna Johnson drew the winning ticket.