Walton Bicentennial Committee to Host Interfaith Jubilee June 3

Press release from walton county board of commissionerss

Service at 4 p.m. will be followed by dinner on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse

Since the very beginning of its existence, faith has played a big part in the founding and progress of Walton County. So it is only fitting that it plays a big part in celebrating the County’s 200 years of progress. The Walton County Bicentennial Committee will host an Interfaith Jubilee on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Historic Walton County Courthouse, located at 111 South Broad Street in Monroe.

The Interfaith Jubilee service’s featured speakers include the Most Reverend Foley Beach, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America and greetings from Reverend J.T. Witcher, Pastor of Double Springs Baptist Church, the oldest church of record in the county. Walton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kevin Little will give the welcome address. Pastors and choirs from more than a dozen churches across Walton County are participating in the service.

Dinner on the Historic Courthouse grounds will follow the service.

“This Bicentennial Interfaith Jubilee will be a great time for the entire faith community to come together in unity and celebration and to reflect on the important role they have had in the history of Walton County,” Little said.

“As chair of the Bicentennial Committee, I am especially excited about this particular Interfaith event,” said Development Authority of Walton County Executive Director Shane Short. “Much of our country and county history was influenced by members of the faith community.  This service will bring many of our local churches together to celebrate our faith heritage as one community, one Walton County.”

For more information about the Walton County Bicentennial, visit the Walton County Bicentennial website at www.walton200.com. For more information on how the church helped form the County from the very beginning, click or tap on this link to the story of faith in Walton County’s Commemorative Bicentennial issue of the Walton Living Magazine.

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