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Monday, May 12, 2014

Celebrating the Women of Bethel for Mother's Day

Sometimes, we just cannot thank the women in our lives enough.

One local church showed its appreciation, the way women might show their appreciation to others.

By making them breakfast.

At the Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church in Kingsport, the men of the church did all the cooking to honor the women of the church.

The event was held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, the day before Mother's Day.

"It's our Mother's Day present to the special women in our lives, in our church and in our community," says Reverend Charles Hawkins. "The women are invited to come out and eat a delicious breakfast, prepared by some of the best-cooking men around."

In fact, the cooks for this event are the brotherhood of Bethel.. more than 12 men and counting, led by Dale Arnett.

"The men who cooked the breakfast are Tim Kyle, Richard Hicks, Dale Arnett, Doug Releford, and other men, doing other needed things besides cooking," says Reverend Hawkins. "Frank Shepherd is out of town today, but he's a valuable member of the brotherhood.

Among the foods the men prepared were scrambled eggs, potatos, bacon, sausage, and bread with various jellies, along with orange juice and coffee.

The breakfast was free of charge, and is not a fundraiser, says Reverend Hawkins. The event has been held for several years.

"It's just an expression of love to the ladies of the church," he says. "They deserve it.. they are instrumental in the life of the church, and in every family, mothers are often the backbone of the family unit itself. They're the ones who oftentimes, are helping their children with things. Unfortunately, we have a lot of homes headed by single mothers. This is an opportunity for the men of the church to say 'thank you' to all these wonderful women in the Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church."


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