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HONORING OAKHURST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                 HONORING OAKHURST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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                  HON. HENRY C. ``HANK'' JOHNSON, JR.

                               of georgia

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I submit the following 
proclamation.
  Whereas, Oakhurst Presbyterian Church has been and continues to be a 
beacon of light to our county for the past ninety years; and
  Whereas, Pastors Gibson ``Nibs'' Stroupe and Pastor Caroline Leach 
and the members of the Oakhurst Presbyterian Church family today 
continues to uplift and inspire those in our county; and
  Whereas, the Oakhurst Presbyterian Church family has been and 
continues to be a place where citizens are touched spiritually, 
mentally and physically through outreach ministries and community 
partnership to aid in building up our District; and
  Whereas, this remarkable and tenacious Church of God has given hope 
to the hopeless, fed the needy and empowered our community for the 
ninety (90) years by preaching the gospel and living the gospel; and
  Whereas, Oakhurst has produced many spiritual warriors, people of 
compassion, people of great courage, fearless leaders and servants to 
all, but most of all visionaries who have shared not only with their 
Church, but with DeKalb County and the world their passion to spread 
the gospel of Jesus Christ; and
  Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the Fourth District of Georgia 
has set aside this day to honor and recognize the Oakhurst Presbyterian 
Church family on their 90th Anniversary and for their leadership and 
service to our District;
  Now therefore, I, Henry C. ``Hank'' Johnson, Jr. do hereby proclaim 
September 25, 2011 as Oakhurst Presbyterian Church Day in the 4th 
Congressional District.
  Proclaimed, this 25th day of September, 2011.

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