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Forsyth County holding National Day of Prayer event on Thursday

Forysth County officials will be leading the local installment of a nationwide day of prayer on Thursday.

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, a National Day of Prayer event will be held at the Forsyth County Courthouse Annex, which is the old courthouse, and officials are welcoming members of the community to attend.

“We hope that people will come out and celebrate this day with us for the reason that it was created,” District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills said. “We invite all citizens of Forsyth County to come and be a part of it.”

The prayer will be led by Adam Johnson, lead pastor of Browns Bridge Church. Mills will give the opening remarks, with other speakers including District 2 Commissioner Rick Swipe, Sheriff Ron Freeman, Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley and District 25 state Rep. Todd Jones.

Thursday’s forecast calls for rain, and there is a plan in place if there is bad weather.

“We were told there’s a 70 percent chance of rain,” Mills said. “If it is raining we are going to do it in the commissioner’s meeting room [at the Forsyth County administration building].”

The Courthouse annex is located at 100 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, and the administration building is at 110 East Main Street. Both are in downtown Cumming.