Spring prayer walk set for this Sunday

Published 6:54 pm Thursday, April 2, 2009

Twice a year, a dedicated group of people gather to walk around each of Chilton County’s public schools and pray.

This practice, known as prayer walking, is directed at the students, teachers, administrators, faculty, parents and anyone else involved with education.

The walk will take place Sunday, April 5 at school campuses. People are encouraged to go to the campus of their choice to participate.

“We need to get out of our comfort zone and go to the schools this weekend and pray,” Walk coordinator Bobbie Traywick said. “We need to pray for the safety of students in and out of the classroom. We can pray for the superintendent and board of education that they will make the right decisions for the best interest of the students’ education and safety.”

Traywick continued, “We need to pray for the homes of the students, for the parents to have patience for the students and teachers at the school.”

The event is sponsored by the Chilton Baptist Association but is open to all denominations, churches and individuals. The times, dates and contact information for each walk are as follows:

Clanton Elementary and Intermediate schools: Sunday, 6:30 p.m., contact Bobbie Traywick at 755-3726.

Clanton Middle School: Sunday after evening services, contact Pat Fulford at 755-3099.

Chilton County High School: Sunday after evening services, contact Debbie Dye at 755-3884.

Isabella High School: Sunday at 4 p.m., contact Kandi Roop at 688-5801.

Jemison Elementary School: Sunday at 4 p.m., contact Dianne Wilkins at 688-2983.

Jemison Middle and High schools: Sunday, after evening services at Mineral Springs Baptist Church, contact Jamey Walls at (205) 516-4474, Lisa Cook at (205) 668-3419 or Tracie Rothe at (205) 857-2411.

Maplesville School: Sunday at 6 p.m., contact Barbara Walls at (334) 366-2082.

Thorsby School: Wednesday, April 8 after night services at Collins Chapel Baptist Church, contact Marjorie Martin at 755-9652.

Verbena School and Verbena Annex: Sunday after evening services, contact Bro. Tony Christensen at 755-5152.

W.A. “Bing” LeCroy Career/Technical Center: During evening services at Liberty Hill, then to vocational school to walk. Contact Carolyn Smith at 280-0541.

“We urge all churches and cultures to take part in this prayer walk,” Traywick said. “If you cannot go at the scheduled time, go some time this weekend at a time convenient to you.”