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Young at Heart: Bethlehem group celebrates Independence Day

ADVANCE – On Friday, July 2, the Young at Heart from Bethlehem United Methodist Church hosted an Independence Day picnic at the church on Redland Road.

In addition to Pastor Suzanne Michaels, special guest speakers included U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, Chief District Judge Jimmy Myers, Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman and Davie Commissioner Benita Finney.

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd visits with Lois Steelman.

Bethlehem’s Boy Scout troop presented the U.S. Flag and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Commissioner Finney sang the National Anthem and the band Cedar Ridge provided entertainment.

This has been an annual event for many years (with the exception of 2020).  In addition to church members, many attendees are from the surrounding community.

Patriotism, great food and fellowship was enjoyed by all, said coordinators, Joe and Lois Steelman.