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Cole County Communities Celebrates its 40th Annual Prayer Breakfast
Published: Thursday, November 28, 2019

Residents of Cole and nearby counties attended the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Cole County Communities’ 40th Annual Prayer Breakfast the day before the Thanksgiving holiday.  Senator Mike Bernskoetter sponsored the event at Missouri Farm Bureau, and the Chamber’s Cole County Communities Committee greeted and served breakfast for over 250 attendees. 

Cole County Communities Committee members were honored to have Senator Bernskoetter as this year’s sponsor.  “I have been attending the Prayer Breakfast for many years and enjoy the inspiration it provides,” said Senator Bernskoetter.  “I would like to thank committee members for their service and allowing me to be a part of this event.”

Prayer Breakfast attendees enjoyed an inspirational message from Andre Grinston, Pastor for the House of Refuge church.  Pastor Grinston reflected on the blessing received by our community, even as rebuilding continues due to the tornado that impacted many in Cole County.  The House of Refuse continues to endure hardships, as their building was completely destroyed in the overnight hours of May 23rd.

In addition to the keynote speaker’s message, inspiring musical performances were provided by members of the Helias Catholic High School Select Choir.  The 2019 Cole County Farm Family of the year, the Carrender family, was also acknowledged at the event.  A special “thanks” the members of Russellville’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) for their service at the event.  Rod Smith, with KRCG & the Naught-Naught Insurance Agency, served as the emcee.

The Prayer Breakfast is organized by the chamber’s Cole County Communities Committee which is made up of various elected and non-elected officials who provide vital services to communities throughout Cole County.

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