Care Net Banquet is Thursday

Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Chilton County hopes to raise $25,000 at this year’s Annual Dessert Banquet.

The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 8 at Clanton First United Methodist’s Helen Parrish Activity Center from 7-8 p.m.

The Rev. Daniel Wilson of West End Baptist Church will speak, and Signs of Mercy II will perform musical selections.

“This banquet is our single biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Susan Scott of Care Net. “We use it for operating expenses.”

The non-profit organization uses the donations for rent, which totals about $12,000 per year; ultrasound services, which total approximately $10,000 per year; and for an abstinence and adoption program presented through the Chilton County school system.

The program, called “Decisions, Choices and Options,” is presented to local students by Chanel Bingham, who also will speak at Thursday’s banquet. Care Net provides materials and support for the program.

According to Care Net’s web site, the organization’s mission is “to provide compassion, hope and help to women and men facing pregnancy decisions.” The local office has ultrasound equipment available to anyone who has a positive pregnancy test in the center.

“Basically, we want them to know if they are inclined to abort, there’s no rush to do so. They have time to make that decision,” Scott said. “That is a child growing inside them and not just a blob of tissue. Our operating purpose is, ‘Save the mother, save the child,’ and we share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every woman that comes into the center. We believe if her heart is right that she will make the decision for life for her baby.”

For more information, visit CareNetChilton.org or call (205) 755-6767.

Jemison

Mazingo awarded prestigious Rising Star scholarship 

Clanton

2024 Blast From the Past scholarship recipients announced

Clanton

Blast From the Past donates to CMS choir

Maplesville

Barnett completes first hours of executive law enforcement program  

Jemison

Davis, Jemison fielding track team next spring

News

Thorsby Book Blast provides books for students at home

Clanton

Scruggs enshrined at CCHS with new class hall

Maplesville

Suspect in custody following Maplesville break in

Clanton

Leadership Chilton course graduates first class

Business

Main Street in Jemison revitalized following improvements

Clanton

Four CCS bus drivers make final routes in Chilton

Clanton

No life-threatening injuries following fiery boat incident on Lake Mitchell

Clanton

Three Chilton offenders granted parole during May 14-16 hearings

Chilton County High School

Elmore signs with Enterprise State for soccer

News

Thorsby secures CAWACO RC&D grant for Richard Wood Park

News

Thorsby FFA sends four teams to state competition

Jemison

Students of the month for May named at Jemison High School

Clanton

LeCroy hosts state welding competition on its campus

Jemison

Living Waters Mission Home opens in Jemison

Clanton

Girl Scouts create Pet Pantry for Chilton community

Clanton

Column: Coming together for a common cause on Lake Mitchell

News

Why not us? — Thorsby takes runners-up in 2A state softball tournament

Clanton

Powers elected to significant national Republican Party roles

Business

McSweeney Chevy GMC opens doors, holds grand opening in Clanton