The Madison County Record Mar. 28, 2013, 8:25am

To the Editor:

The 15th Annual Congressional Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7:15 a.m., Monday, April 29 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville.

The event’s sponsor, CBMC, announced that ticket sales have begun and can be obtained by calling (618) 463-6850. Ticket prices are $160 for a table of eight or $20 each. All major credit cards are accepted with an additional $1/seat handling fee.

Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes will be the event's keynote speaker.

The Benes family resides in the St. Louis area and Andy continues to work with the St. Louis Cardinals, and is very active with Westminster Christian Academy, in addition to a variety of community programs and events.

This year marks the first time Congressmen William Enyart and Rodney Davis will join the breakfast meeting.  In addition, Congressman John Shimkus will serve as a co-sponsor.

As in past years, Steve Jankowski, who serves as Director of Alumni Affairs at SIUE and as Executive Director of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association, will serve as master of ceremonies for the event.

The purpose of the bi-partisan, annual event is to increase spiritual participation in all aspects of the community.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Jim Grandone

Grandone Public Relations

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