Harvest Ministries in Wadesboro hosted the annual emergency services appreciation event on Feb. 12.
This event, which is part of the month of February, is called, “Connections,” and the church took time out to thank the many emergency service personnel and staff who keep Anson County and its town safe and protected.
Lead pastor Steve Adams opened up the event by showing a video of emergency service personnel in action, as well as those in Anson County serving at various times.
“This month is about the value of connections and relationships, and today Harvest is extremely grateful for those who give of themselves, risk their lives, and do so much to protect and serve the people of this great county,” Adams said.
Adams then brought Sheriff Landric Reid and Capt. James Paxton to share words with the crowd. In addition, Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer, Lt. Stephen Kelly, and Sgt. Gerald Cannon addressed those in attendance.
Reid and Spencer were presented with plaques of appreciation on behalf of Harvest Ministries for their service and work. In addition, certificates were given to all officers in attendance as well as those who could not be present.
Harvest also took time to recognize the Wadesboro Fire Department and Chief Marc Sessions for their service to the town. Sessions was in attendance; however, he had to leave to respond to a fire call.
“Chief Sessions demonstrated his duty today by responding to the call, to ensure the safety of those involved,” Adams said.
Adams also presented Sessions a plaque in honor of his service to the citizens. All fire department staff were issued certificates of appreciation.
Harvest and Adams also presented Rodney Diggs, Anson County’s emergency services director, a plaque of appreciation for his service and oversight to EMS in Anson County. Certificates were given to all volunteer fire departments across the county (Ansonville, Burnsville, Gulledge, Morven, Lilesville, Peachland and Polkton.)
To close out the program, Harvest’s founding pastor Tim Adams prayed for all emergency services personnel, their families, and the people they serve.
“These folks give of themselves, serve faithfully and protect our county so we can enjoy our families, and our lives,” Tim Adams said.
Events are planned through the month at Harvest including a black history celebration held on Feb. 19 and the church’s Education Appreciation Day on Feb. 26. Services begin at 10:30 am.
For more information or for a ride to a service or event, please call 704-695-2879 or visit harvestmin.com.