Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce (JPCC) members joined with the congregation of Frantom Church in Eros this past Saturday to dedicate the new Fellowship Hall but for the main participants it carried a much more special meaning. With JPCC Vice President Darryl Avery holding one end and member Barbara Johnson the other, Pastor John Austin along with Mrs. Teresa Hayes and Jo Ann Salsbury cut the ceremonial ribbon officially opening the new facility.
It was by design that the three were chosen to do the honors. In regard to Pastor Austin it was in appreciation by the congregation for his pastoring of the church since 2014 that has led to great growth. Mrs. Hayes was selected to cut the ribbon in memory of her late husband Buddy who recently passed away and Ms. Saulsberry was chosen by the congregation to recognize her husband Charles who first had the vision for a Family Life Center at the church.
The congregation thanks everyone who was involved in the gala event that included a concert by the Southern Plainsmen Quartet and sends an invitation to anyone who doesn’t have a church home to come a worship with them for 10:00am Sunday School and 11:00am Sunday services.