From the opening songs of "Holy, Holy, Holy" and a flag-waving "God Bless America" to the closing prayer, those attending the New Beginnings Pregnancy Center banquet had a wonderful evening.
Each of the Pregnancy Center volunteers were honored, highlighted by Mayor Ray Schum issuing a proclamation to honor Bob and Jan McQueen for the years of dedicated leadership they have provided.
Other highlights of the evening were Len Munsil's outstanding message about the need for "Life - Now More Than Ever," Counselor Dixie Sims' report about the many pro-life services offered at the center, a really great meal at Mario's (plus cake from Safeway's Bakery), songs led by Becky Thompson and Alana Wallace, and great fellowship.
Also, more than $4,000 was raised to help with this year's expenses at the center, thanks to many "Partners" for the banquet. Special thanks also to Beeline Business Equipment for providing 210 free programs for the evening, Finishing Touch Flowers for providing complimentary corsages for each of the volunteers, Richard Haddad for advertising in the Payson Roundup, plus Carol Breen and Joe Gasiel for being the most productive ticket sellers.
Thanks also to each of those who attended and others who worked hard to make the banquet such a success, such as Pastor Todd Arnold and Dick Reintjes. Thanks to each of you.