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Fireworks event Oct. 13 at BPC to raise hurricane relief

The public is invited to attend Brewton-Parker College’s Fall Fireworks Hurricane Relief Mission on Thursday, Oct. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. on the banks of Jones Lake on the Brewton-Parker campus in Mount Vernon.

“The fireworks display was originally scheduled for Aug. 30 to culminate new student orientation activities, but was postponed under the threat of Hurricane Katrina,” said Dr. Ron Melton, Brewton-Parker’s provost and chair of the event’s organizing committee.

“The rescheduling of the fireworks thus became a fundraising effort for hurricane relief to aid the victims of both Katrina and Rita.”

Proceeds raised and collected during the event will be sent to the Georgia Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief fund, with 100 percent of monies designated to hurricane relief, said Dr. Charles Strickland, Brewton-Parker’s executive to the president for Church Relations.

Brewton-Parker organizations will be selling food items and a picnic basket auction will be conducted. A limited number of free soft drinks will be provided by Coca-Cola of McRae.

The Baptist Student Union’s student band will provide musical entertainment.

A love offering will be taken following the entertainment and auction, with the fireworks scheduled to be launched beginning at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Inquiries concerning the event may be directed to Lynn Jackson in the Academic Affairs Office at (912) 583-3239.


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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM