Nov. 4 will mark a special day in the lives of two spiritual servants and two child abuse prevention advocates.

The Rev. Timothy McBride of Tabernacle of Praise International, the Rev. Jacqueline Johnson of Trinity United Methodist Church and Prevent Child Abuse Henry County Program Coordinator Robin Jones and board president Susan Crutchfield are slated to accept 2017 Public Service Awards from family radio show Let's Talk America.

“This year’s four recipients represent exemplary service. We are delighted to recognize their efforts,” event co-chair Yolanda Browne said.

Recognition will happen at the second Celebration of Hope luncheon Nov. 4 at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn, 95 Hwy. 81 W. in McDonough.

“The event will highlight the local efforts of community leaders and the value of education,” host and talk show personality Shana Thornton said in a statement.

She said the luncheon’s program will spotlight the efforts of nonprofit Connecting Henry’s Students Working to Achieve Greatness program, which helps residents age 16 to 24 earn high school diplomas.

Nonprofit Executive Director Susan Crumbley will have a chance to address attendees, her second appearance at the event.

“It was an honor for Connecting Henry’s SWAG program’s achievements to be recognized at the inaugural Celebration of Hope,” Crumbley said.

The event is open to the public.

Tickets are $30. Admission includes live entertainment by recording artist Davina Williams and Thornton’s husband, comedian Treandos Thornton.

The performers are donating their time.

Community advocate and crime survivor Sherry Graves, author of “A Fire Within,” will deliver the keynote address.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the SWAG program.



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