County celebrates Day of Prayer one year later

Kevin Barnett (Source: KAIT-TV)
Kevin Barnett (Source: KAIT-TV)

RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - An event nearly a year in the making brought people together in one area county.

This time last year, much of Randolph County was under water.

So, the National Day of Prayer event that was planned had to wait.

That is, until Thursday night, when more than 120 people gathered at the Randolph County courthouse.

The Ministerial Alliance worked with the Pocahontas mayor and Randolph County Judge to plan this special tribute, paying special respects to first responders, elected officials, and schools across the nation.

The struggles Randolph County residents endured last year made the National Day of Prayer mean so much more.

"We've all reflected on where we were a year ago, what we were doing a year ago," Pastor Kevin Barnett said. "So, to be able to come together tonight and have prayer as a community something we planned a year ago that we weren't able to do, to be able to come together tonight, it's uplifting."

Barnett said it's amazing to see how the community has rebounded.

And though there is still work to be done, for the most part, they are back to operating normally on a day-to-day basis.

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