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Mark Your Calendar for this Banquet!
by Tom Goodman
December 10, 2008

Here's a "head's up" on an exciting event in January 2009.

I know, I know.  Your mind isn't on 2009 yet.  You're busy with all the Christmas events that wrap up 2008--and I hope that includes the Hillcrest Festival of Christmas Music this Sunday, December 14, at 6:00pm!

But I want to get another event on your radar, too.  Mark your calendar for our "Winning Ways" banquet on Sunday evening, January 25, in the Multipurpose Center.  Jay and Dee Simpson will be cooking the barbeque, our own country recording artist Brent Blaha will sing, and my friend Representative Jim Keffer will speak.  Among other responsibilities, he currently chairs the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.  In addition to hearing from Rep. Keffer, you will be able to meet some of the men and women who represent you, including those from the United States House and Senate.

I expect it will be easy to get your friend to an event like this -- and that's exactly why we're organizing it!

I've dreamed and prayed about organizing an event like this for some time.  In fact, I hope to hold an annual "Winning Ways" dinner where you can invite your friends to hear a Christian testimony from a prominent personality from the world of business, politics, sports, or entertainment.  After a great meal, great music, and a great testimony, I will share the gospel and invite people to make a response on cards provided at the table.

I'm excited to have Jim Keffer as the speaker for our first Winning Ways event!  I was Jim's pastor in Eastland when he began his political career in 1996, and he has been in the Texas House ever since.

You will need a ticket to attend, and I hope you'll buy two: one for you and one for a friend.  They will go on sale soon.  Seating will be limited.

So, may God bless you this busy Christmas season, but pray and plan for our Winning Ways banquet, too!  It's right around the corner!

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