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Photo courtesy of Christina Neath at First Light Photography.

Photo courtesy of Christina Neath at First Light Photography.

Photo courtesy of Christina Neath at First Light Photography.

Photo courtesy of Christina Neath at First Light Photography.
Organizers Thank Volunteers and Community After "Celebrate America" Concert

ZEBULON - Christ Chapel Community Church held a "Celebrate America" event on Saturday, June 26. It was well attended by the community and surrounding communities. Pike County Times contacted both Christ Chapel and our local EMA Director to obtain a thank you to all who helped make this event possible.

Chad Loyd, Creative Arts Pastor at Christ Chapel Community Church said, "Christ Chapel Community Church would like to thank everyone who made our “Celebrate America” event possible! We had over 7,000 people attend and we couldn’t have pulled that off without the countless volunteers, first responders, food venders, and our community pulling together!"

"Jason Hoard and his band started us off with some Blue Grass music. We are grateful for his talent and heart! The Oak Ridge Boys showed out with one heck of a concert followed by a phenomenal firework show!" he said. "We do events like this for our community but we couldn’t do events like these without a community that pulls together like ours always does. Pike County, we thank you for showing us that we are all in this together!”

Pike County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Jim Totten echoed that thanks to all of the volunteers who worked behind the scenes to help those attending the event to be safe.

"It was joint effort to provide a safe environment for the public at this event," Totten said. "The Pike County Sheriff's Department, Zebulon City Police Department, Pike County and Meansville Fire Departments, Veterans EMS, and Pike and Upson County Emergency Management Agencies all worked together with Christ Chapel to help make this a safe event."

"The leaders of these public service groups worked over several weeks or longer to plan for this event," he said. "All members of the fire departments and emergency management agencies are volunteers."

Photos are courtesy of Christina Neath at First Light Photography.

Submitted 7.12.21