for Life features national speakers
National speakers and an Apple iPad door prize will highlight the Hope Center’s “Banquet 4 Life” on Friday evening, May 10, at the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Center in Grangeville.
Kelly Clinger was a singer on the Mickey Mouse Club and a background vocalist for pop star Britney Spears. After suffering two abortions, addiction and divorce, Kelly was rescued in 2003 when she began attending church. She is dynamic young speaker, now a spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, and uses her music talent as a worship leader/singer/song-writer.
She recorded her first album, “In Your Delay,” in 2008, and currently is working on her second album. Kelly lives in Kansas City with her husband and two children. Her husband, Matthew Clinger, is a PGA golf pro/teaching professional. After sitting silent beside Kelly as their first two children were aborted, Matt became convicted that abortion hurts women and children. He now travels with Kelly and speaks up for fathers who are suffering from lost fatherhood through abortion. He has a passion for helping youth and men become voices for the unborn.
The Banquet 4 Life precedes the Hope Center’s6thannual Walk for Life on Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, May 11th.Both events raise funds for the Centers in Grangeville and Kamiah, which has helped more than 3,000 mothers and fathers in crisis pregnancy over the past 5 years, offering classes on parenting, healthy relationships and life skills.
The banquet will be catered by The Gallery. Banquet tickets are $20 each, and can be purchased at the following locations: in Grangeville at Green Acres Nursery and Irwin Drug; in Cottonwood at The Country Haus and Camas Prairie Insurance; and in Kamiah at True Value Hardware and The Hearthstone Bakery. Major sponsors of the event (to date) are Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Idaho County Farm Bureau, and Tom & Susie (DeArmond) Hales.
Tickets are on sale until May 2. Doors will open at 6:00 pm, dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. For more information, contact Event Chair Lorraine Roach at 208-660-1818 or Hope Center Director Nancy Connolley at 208-507-1253, or visit the Hope Center web site at www.HopeCenterGrangeville.org.