Bethel Baptist puts best foot forward for senior visitors
Bethel Baptist School rolled out the red carpet for the grandparents and great grandparents of its students recently and in return received a monetary boost for its library and future building plans.
The Grandparents Day observance began in the church sanctuary with approximately 250 people in attendance.
Pastor David Gamble welcomed the visitors and Janis Wells, administrator, saluted them as “people of extraordinary value and importance. “
“No one has more wisdom to share about life than grandparents,” she said. “Scripture abounds with examples of how grandparents can have a positive, Godly effect on them and be involved in their lives.”
She also introduced them to the school’s vision for a building program and asked them to consider making financial gifts in the spirit of the “Philippian Givers.”
She pointed out that the school needs individuals and companies who believe in Christian education and are willing to support it through financial gifts.
“It is our goal to raise $50,000 through financial donations this year,” she said. “All donors will receive an end of the year statement with the total amount given, to be used as a tax deduction.
Four community leaders were also introduced and presented with gift baskets in observance of Patriot’s Day. The honorees were Mayor Dwight Tankersley, Police Chief Ron Puckett, Fire Chief Steve Shelton and Cathy Goodwin, community relations director for Hartselle Medical Center.
A book fair and a brunch followed in the school auditorium.
Many of the students pulled books of their choice from the shelves and handed them to their grandparents to make payment at a checkout table. At the same time, other students went through a long line with their parents to fill their plates with delicious finger foods.
Before leaving grandparents had the opportunity to have their pictures made with their grandchildren.