The Long County Chamber of Commerce gathered for breakfast Tuesday at Jones Creek Baptist Church.
After Elise Stafford of Coastal Manor Long Term Care gave opening remarks, Cathy Dykes discussed a Boston butt sale on Labor Day for Long County CARES.
"No one gets a salary," she said, speaking of the organization, which supports Long County residents who have been diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening disease. "Everything goes toward helping the citizens of Long County."
Jud Seymour, district director for U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., announced that a town meeting would take place Aug. 4 to discuss issues facing Georgia and the nation. Additional details will be provided later.
Jones Creek Pastor Steve Davis gave the devotional. His speech concerned parallels between the condition of America with the state of Israel as recorded in the Bible.
"We are seeing history repeat itself," he said. "We are living in a very chaotic society."
His hope was that the people of Long County and the nation would continue to pray and seek God’s guidance, direction, protection and leadership.
Ray Howard described a Ludowici tile that was to be auctioned. Mittie Vaughan, editor of the Long County Press, won with a bid of $125. The money will go toward the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.
Lastly, Barbara Moody gave a tour of the old Jones Creek Church and provided details and anecdotes about its history.