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Prayer Service to be Held at Borough Hall

The service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Local residents are feeling lucky after a violent storm ripped through Freehold on . 

Although many trees were uprooted and many power lines came down, there was not one report of anyone being injured or killed during the storm or clean up. And for that, the town of Freehold wants to give thanks.

According to Freehold Borough Councilman Jaye Sims, a resident approached the Council asking about holding a prayer service on Sunday, Aug. 12 in front of . 

"It is a way for the community to get together and give thanks that no one was killed or injured during the storm," explained Sims. 

The service will be an hour and will feature speakers like Mayor Nolan Higgins and local clergy members. The service is open to all and will begin at 7 p.m. 

Leslie Bianczik August 10, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Really? It's almost like some people try to create controversy. Is it so hard to keep church & state separate? There are plenty of churches in Freehold; can't everyone who wants to pray just pray in their church?
Chica2ool August 11, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Couldn't have said it better myself.......
Bountybros August 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM
You people don't have any sense of family or comunity.There is a bus leaving Freehold to carry you out of here.
Sheila Kelsey August 11, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Well said.
Spencer Fields August 11, 2012 at 04:12 PM
If one would read the Constitution, one would find that it says the United States will not favor one religion over another. It does not say that the government cannot participate in religious activities, or cite religious belief as a source of ethics or inspiration to do right. The request was made by townsfolk, not the government. Seems the only controversy here comes from folks who don't like the idea of people having free speech and asking for lawful assembly. A course in constitutional law may be helpful to understand that this is what America is all about. If you don't like this, don't attend. That's your right. Thank you for your comments, as you have a right to say what you believe as well.
Lauren Dempsey August 12, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Leslie, I couldn't agree with you more. Instead of praying, how about helping each other or volunteering your time.

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