By Junior Johnson
Bob and Joan Edwards Benefit:
In times of need the wonderful people of the Emanuel Community are the first to be there for assistance. Now one of their own is in need of assistance as a result of the terrible flooding in South Louisiana. There will be a benefit Oct. 8 at the Emmanuel Catholic Church. They will start serving BBQ chicken plates at 11 a.m. for $7 a plate. There will be a Bingo game from 2-6 p.m., a horseshoe tournament, an auction, raffle ticket sales and a live band with dancing ($5 per person) from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Bobby and Joan Edwards lost everything they owned as the flooding took their home in Baton Rouge where they have been living the past few years.
Bobby’s family is from the Janie/Gorum Community and Joan’s family is from the Emanuel Community where their son Tracy lives. Thank God that Tracy has a place that his parents can stay until they can get their lives back on track.
The Edwards family have always been the leaders in the Emmanuel Community to help when others needed assistance even though they lived in Baton Rouge. Now it is their time for help.
Everyone from the Emmanuel Community is getting involved in this effort and pray that those who read this will do the same.
I have participated in events that the wonderful people from Emmanuel have taken part in and you would not believe that the hospitality that you will receive when attending one of their events. The food is delicious and the music outstanding.
I urge you to take the time from your busy schedule to attend this benefit for these wonderful people who have done so much for those in the Emmanuel Community. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the finest people in the entire World.