The event, open to the public, is hosted each year during the week of Thanksgiving to bring communities and businesses together and prayerfully acknowledge and appreciate the blessings of liberty bestowed upon the country.
The program will begin with an opening prayer by Rev. Todd Habegger, senior pastor, Village Church of Gurnee, followed by presentation of colors by the Gurnee Fire and Police Departments; singing of "The Star Spangled Banner" by the Viking Park Singers; recognition of military veterans; keynote address by the Honorable Judge George Bridges; and the singing of "God Bless America" by 12-year-old Adelia Mahaffee of Gurnee, a student at Woodland Middle School. She is the daughter of former Assistant State's Attorney Shane Mahaffee, who served in the Army Reserve and was killed in Iraq in 2006. A buffet styThe Exchange is a service organization working together to make communities better places through programs of service in Americanism, community service, youth activities, and its national project, the prevention of child abuse. The Exchange Clubs of Lake County are ALL (Antioch, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst), Grayslake, Gurnee, North Chicago, Round Lake, Waukegan and Zion.
For more information, contact Betty Fallos, immediate past president of Gurnee Exchange Club and chair of the Prayer Breakfast planning committee, at (847) 662-2050 ext. 223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
le breakfast will be served.