CROWLEY – Elected officials, church leaders, local dignitaries, and the public were in attendance Thursday evening to celebrate the National Day of Prayer at the Rice Festival Building on Mill St. in south Crowley.
The Crowley festivities were part of the nationwide celebration that has been began when President Ronald Reagan signed a bill into law that the National Day of Prayer should be held on the first Thursday of May. Last night’s event marked the eighth year that Crowley has recognized it’s celebration.
The Master of Ceremonies was Reverend James Proctor of the First church of God in Christ. He started with a prayer for the people of America, that our strength should not be taken for granted and it is something that we should strive for every day.
Mayor Greg Jones followed welcoming those in attendance and thanking them for such a nice turnout.
Boy Scout Troop 5 then led the gathering in the posting of the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Other local church officials who addressed the group included Reverend Jimmy Broussard of First Presbyterian Church, Reverend Dale Hensarling of First United Methodist Church, and Reverend Ivan Lewis of Israelite Baptist Church.
The chairperson of the event was Dr. Ezora Proctor. Peggy Sandidge served as vice-chairperson.
“When I was asked about coordinating the National Day of Prayer, I was worried that it may be to much for me to handle,” said Proctor. “Then God asked me “Is any task too big?”