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Rotary, Kiwanis invite public to annual prayer breakfast
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COVINGTON, Ga. – The Rotary Club of Covington and the Kiwanis Club of Covington have joined together in planning their annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast.

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Jim Wehner

The breakfast, which will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at the Turner Lake Complex – 6185 Turner Lake Road NW – will feature Jim Wehner, president of Focused Community Strategies and The Lupton Center, as its keynote speaker. 

Kiwanis President Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr. said the annual event has been going on for more than a decade and started with a much smaller group.

“A group of local business folks, including Judges (Samuel) Ozburn, (Ken) Wynn and myself, were part of a prayer group that meets on Fridays,” he said. “We have been doing that for more than 15 years. Out of that birthed the idea for a community prayer breakfast.”

The event was handed over to the two civic clubs a few years ago and through the collaboration it has expanded to include more of the community. 

“It is in the spirit of being prayerful for the community and the year ahead,” Johnson said. “We hope to motivate people to look at things differently and build better collaboration in our community.”

Johnson said Wehner will take his experience from The Lupton Center to speak on “toxic charity” at this year’s breakfast.