News from the Montezuma Community of Chester County

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with Gayle Cox

As many of you may already know, Saturday was a day when many people in Chester County felt sorrow and pain. My heart goes out to the families of those young people who lost lives in the car accident on Hwy. 200 late Saturday afternoon. This is every parent’s nightmare. No one knows why God has called them home, but Chester County came together very impromptu on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Chester County High School for a prayer vigil. People did not let the thoughts of the coronavirus keep them away. So many people showed up that the crowd was moved from the gym to the football field and asked to spread out. People were still providing hugs and leaning on each other for support. The Daniels family has been very hard hit by this tragedy, and they have a daughter still fighting for her life. Please keep Kristen and her family in your prayers as they go through the loss of one daughter and the fight for another to survive. I do not know how people make it through times like this without a very strong Faith in God. He is there for you during this and anytime we reach out to him. May God Bless and Comfort you in a special way.
Most of us are starting to see things reopen. Do remember this virus is still lurking and do not let your guard down. If you do start to feel any symptoms, please stay home and get tested to help prevent the spread to others.
Montezuma sends out happy birthday wishes to Ann Morrison and Felicia Hathcock on May 22, Heather Wells on May 23 and my grandson in Rhode Island Anthony Hornbeak on May 25.
Please continue to pray for Kristen Daniel, John Phillips, Linda Tacker, Buck Burkhead, Anthony Cooper, Faye Crouse, Nancy Thomas, Ed and Betty Morris, Ann Morrison, our country and our government. Please be in prayer for the families that have recently lost loved ones. We especially want to remember the families of Kaylee Daniel, Cayla Lenon, Roselyn Robert, Tyler Stablein, Jerry D. Harwell, Sherry Kay Morton and those families that are losing family members to the coronavirus and are not able to say their goodbyes or have proper burial services, all the men and women who are working throughout the healthcare industry to do their part in caring for the victims of this virus and police officers, firemen, military and others that are being exposed while doing their jobs.
We would love to have some new people get involved in working with us at the community center. Please call me at 608-2857 if you would like to join in.
Please call Betty Cooper at 879-9078 to book the use of the community center. Please send any noteworthy news you have to share in this column to gaylecox@bellsouth.net or call me at 608-2857. Blessings to all of you until next time.