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Church to share freedom celebration

Heritage Family Church will celebrate freedom with food, fellowship and fireworks June 30.

Starting at 3 p.m., the second annual “Celebrating Freedom” will be held at Heritage Family Church. The church, located on Hwy. 51 North, is encouraging the public to attend the free event.

“We want anyone and everyone to come and attend,” said Hannah Mason, a volunteer for the event.

The day will start with a worship service and feature several singing groups. Pastor Randall Bowling will give a sermon during the service. Afterward, a barbecue dinner will be served.

Once the meal is finished, the event will transition outside, where there will be softball and horseshoes. The playground will be open for children.

After dusk an hourlong fireworks show will commence to close out the program.

For administrative assistant Joe Farr, the event is a good combination.

“It’s a community event that we do that combines patriotism and a church environment,” Farr said. “We’d like to celebrate not just patriotic freedom, but freedom from addictions and certain lifestyles too,”

Veterans and first responders will be honored at the event as well.

“I hope the attendees can enjoy themselves,” Farr said.

For Bowling, there’s a need to bring people together despite the unrest and discord in our country.

“It’s a celebration, we’re celebrating our freedom as a nation,” Bowling said. “It’s an excuse to bring people together. For people who are searching for more, we can help them accomplish that.”

For more information, call the church office at 601-835-4132 or go to www.hfcbrookhaven.com.


Story by Gracie Byrne