** (UPDATED September 20) What an incredbile response with one week to go! Over 200 RSVPs. Chip and I are very excited to see this event supported by several in the community. **

I hope you’ll join Representative Chip Huggins and me at the Second Annual Irmo Prayer Breakfast on September 27, 2007 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. with our program starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 9:00 a.m.

Last year there were over 200 people in attendance at the inaugural event for our community and we’re hoping for another large turnout this year!

I’d like to thank this year’s’sponsors: AT&T, The Babcock Center Foundation, The RL Bryan Company, The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce, Kim and Bernie Hawkins, Irmo Insurance Agency, Lake Murray/Irmo Women’s’Club, Lexington Medical Center – Irmo, L.R. Enterprises, Meetze Plumbing, The New Irmo News, Palmetto Health Parkridge, Representative Nathan Ballentine, Representative Chip Huggins, The Rotary Club of Lake Murray/Irmo, The Rotary Club of St. Andrews, and Time Warner Cable.

This year’s speaker will be A. V. Strong, Executive Director of A Better Way: Project G.O. Gang Out.

Ministers on the program will be Dr. Dale B Welden (St. Andrews Presbyterian), Dr. Bill Barton (Ministry Resource Team), Dr. Bill Messer (First Baptist Church of Irmo), Rev. Oscar H. Cooper, Jr. (Young Chapel A.M.E. Church), Father Andrew Vollkommer (Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church) and Dr. Don Brock (Gateway Baptist Church).

Music will be provided by The Grace Notes (Babs Heflin, Melissa Sheffield, Amy Nunn). The Irmo High School JRAFROTC will present the colors.

Tickets are $8 and can be paid in advance by sending check payable to Irmo Community Prayer Breakfast, 1108 Belfair Way, Irmo, SC, 29063. RSVP by September 20th so that we can have a correct headcount. No tickets will be sold at the door. If you are a minister/pastor/etc, your meal will be complimentary – please let us know when you RSVP.

I hope to see many of you there! Bring your Sunday School class, your neighbors, your friends.