LIFT Ministries, HOPE, J and J Entertainment co-host Orrville event

Published 11:13 am Monday, December 27, 2021

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LIFT Ministries teamed up with J and J Entertainment and Helping Other People Excel (HOPE) to hold a Christmas event last week in Orrville.

Toys and bicycles were given away to the kids in Dallas County at the second Annual Wheels of Hope Bicycle/Toy Drive at Pavilion in Orrville.

Sonya Pettway, a HOPE Ambassador, said she was pleased with how the event turned out, praising LIFT Ministries Founder LaTanglia Williams and HOPE Founder Patricia Jackson.

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“Thank you so much for manifesting the vision,” Pettway said. “More importantly thank you for agreeing to spread holiday cheer in the City of Orrville. It was a blessing to Orrville.”

Williams, Jackson and Pettway all graduated from Keith High School.

Dallas County Career Technical Center Director Jerolene Williams, Williams’ daughter, said it was a wonderful way to start the Christmas Holiday.

“It was a great day to be a blessing to someone else,” Jerolene Williams said. “We are blessed that you all decided to bring this vision to Orrville. What better way to spend Christmas Eve.”

Dallas County Commissioner Curtis Williams was on hand to support his daughter.

Kelly Cain, Jackson’s cousin, said she enjoyed the event.

“The turnout was great, thanks to my cousin and a everybody that had a hand in helping with this event,” Cain said.

Other residents expressed their thoughts on the event.

“That’s what it’s all about. The Lord expects us to share with the less fortunate,” Donna Blitzy said.

Added Bertha Jones: Thank you for the love and giving back to our children in Orrville, May God Send a Blessing to the ones who helped make this a big success for our children.”

Cassandra Clifton said she enjoyed seeing the kids have fun.

“This event was a blessing to me as much as it was for the kids,” Clifton said. “I had the opportunity to serve with some amazing people.”

Quenika Johnson, Jai McGuire, Cassandra Waller Clifton Nikita Monique were the volunteers who helped with the event.