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Forsyth County GOP hosting prayer event Sunday

Just days before the Nov. 8 general election, one local party is inviting the community out for a non-partisan evening of prayer.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, the Forsyth County Republican Party will hold “A Prayer for Our Nation” at the old Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Cumming.

“It’s going to be a very solemn occasion,” said Carolyn Hall Fisher, chair of the party. “This is not a rally; anyone is welcome to come, even Democrats. We feel that it’s time to turn our hearts to God and ask for His help to bless our nation, so that is what we have felt led to do.”

The event will hold a Pledge of Allegiance, reading of the Bill of Rights, a prayer lead by Lisa Kinnemore and a singing of God Bless America.

“I have 10 people from all walks of life – no public officials, nobody that’s a party executive – reading the Bill of Rights,” Fisher said.

After the singing, the crowd will quietly disperse.

Fisher encouraged participants to bring cell phones and flashlights since candles are prohibited and said the ceremony will take about 45 minutes.

“It’s not going to be loud,” Fisher said. “It’s just going to be a prayer for the nation.”