It was a bright and sunny day in Pioneer, and perfect weather to gather around the gazebo in the downtown area to hold a service to honor the National Day of Prayer. Participants gathered at noon to pray for their nation, and to join in as pastors and other community representatives offered prayer. The local event was sponsored by the Pioneer Area Ministerial Association. Mayor Ed Kidston was on hand to welcome the crowd of men, women, and children, as he offered up a greeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.[emember_protected custom_msg=”Full content protected for online subscribers. Purchase a one week subscription from the top menu bar for just $1.99 to read all online content (full access). Longer subscription plans are also available. Subscriptions cover our costs to attend local events; bringing forth Hometown News Coverage to our communities.”] After hearing prayers concerning our churches, the military, children and youth, family and parents, the educational system, the media, our farmers and businesses, and our government, the crowd proudly sang “God Bless America” before departing for the day.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual event, and has been observed in the village at the gazebo in downtown Pioneer for several years.