KINGSPORT -- Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips is hosting the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 3rd at Meadowview Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center in conjunction with the nation's 61st observance of the National Day of Prayer. The program will feature community led prayers for guidance and support of different aspects of the community. In addition, the program will feature music from Paul Williams and the Victory Trio, a Dove Award nominated bluegrass gospel group.
"This breakfast is a time where our city can be strengthened and refreshed as we face the challenges that present us in today's world," said Mayor Dennis Phillips.
The breakfast buffet serving line will begin at 6:45 am with music beginning at 7:00 am and the program starting at 7:20 am. Paul Williams and the Victory Trio will then perform after the prayer program until 9 a.m.
Tickets are $11.00 each in advance and may be picked up at City Hall (225 West Center Street), the Parks and Recreation office at the Civic Auditorium (1550 Fort Henry Drive), or the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. A limited number of tickets will be available the day of the event.
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