Rev. Beth Tatum, pastor of the church since June, thanked the guests for their commitment to the education of the community’s youth. Faculty, staff and administrators enjoyed a sandwich buffet including smoked ham, chicken salad, tuna salad, seven-layered dip, queso, fruit salad and homemade cookies and ice cream. The church also presented a donation of school supplies as a gift to the faculty to assist needy students. Members present were Barbara Mabe, Lois Theide, Eric and Amanda Montez, Pauline Rabe, Monica Fox and Rev. Tatum’s daughter, Lindsey Tatum, who was visiting from Nacogdoches.
“We believe that it’s important for the schools and church to be in partnership for our children,” Tatum told Superintendent Tucker Rackley, “And we want you to know that we remember you in our prayers as the school year begins.”