National Day of Prayer ceremony Thursday at Ritz Theater

CLINTON–Anderson County will participate in the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  But instead of hosting the ceremony outdoors at the Courthouse as in years past, this year’s ceremony likely will be held indoors.

The current weather forecast for Thursday is for an 80-percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. 

In the likely event of rain Thursday, the owner of The Ritz Theater in Clinton has agreed to host the National Day of Prayer inside the theater that’s located across the street from the Anderson County Courthouse. 

Anderson County’s observance of the 2017 National Day of Prayer will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in The Ritz.

All Anderson County citizens are invited to attend the local ceremony.  Prayers will be offered for county officials, our nation and military, our community, and churches and families.  Local pastors will lead those assembled in prayer, and local citizens and students will provide musical selections.

The United States of America was founded on the importance of seeking God’s guidance in the face of both blessings and trials.  The National Day of Prayer provides Americans an opportunity to come together to pray for matters concerning present-day America and our nation’s future.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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