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Tickets selling for 'Blessings of Businesses' event

SEBRING - The annual Blessing of the Businesses luncheon will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Sebring Civic Center on Lake Jackson. "This event is designed to bring our community businesses, levels of government, non-profit services and ministries together under God's umbrella for a time of fellowship, prayer and unification," a news release states. Mayor George Hensley will spearhead the effort along with a team of worshippers. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served following a Color Guard presentation, pledge and prayer.
Pastor George Hall will serve as the master of ceremonies and Judge Angela Cowden is the keynote speaker. Special music will be presented by Hall and Devon Donaldson, and the program will conclude with Pastor Robert Shannon offering a special prayer for the businesses, the community and the country. Tickets for this event are $12 per person and can be purchased by sending a check made out to First United Methodist Church and mailed to P. O. Box 3839, Sebring, FL 33871. Advanced reservations are required and seating is limited. For more information, call Alex Latuk at 385-5171 or email www.blessourbusiness@gmail.com.