Riders offer prayers | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | September 30, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: September 28, 2016 at 12:04 pm
Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE
Motorcyclists arrived outside the Colleton County Courthouse Saturday morning, gathering to offer their prayers for those who protect and serve the public.
The members of the Road Riders for Jesus-Chapter 98 spent Saturday morning at the courthouse offering prayers for law enforcement, firefighters, ambulance personnel, officers with the Department of Natural Resources and their families.
Representatives from law enforcement and the fire service joined the motorcyclists at the prayer service.
Mike Smith, president of the local chapter of Road Riders for Jesus; Pat Catterton, chapter chaplain; the Rev. Cheri Yates of Bethel U.M. Church-Ruffin Charge; and Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland spoke. Keith Yates and Jason Cook sang.
The event ended with those attending singing “God Bless America.” Chapter member Linda Breland, who served as the mistress of ceremonies for the prayer day observance, said the American flag on the courthouse lawn, which had been hanging limply, unfurled itself and gently waved as the group sang.
Breland said the chapter’s first Community Prayer Day brought together a good crowd and chapter members plan to make it an annual event.
With the observance completed, the motorcyclists climbed back on their bikes headed for lunch and then a visit to the courthouse in Hampton County where a Saturday afternoon Community Prayer Day was conducted.
The local chapter of Road Riders for Jesus was formed about three years ago with 40 members who are residents of Colleton County and Hampton County.