A community prayer service Sunday at 7:30 pm aims to show support for medical workers at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
The event was originally a “Park And Pray” event, to be held in the parking lot of CRMC. Levi Bouton, one of the oragnizers, said the original plan had to change with Governor Lee’s madate.
“We think it’ll be a great thing if everybody will just stay put and be with their family,” Bouton said. “Everything is going to be the same. The way I understand it, Kicks 106 has graciously decided to continue with the program.”
Bouton said the event is a way to serve both the hospital workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 response and those still recovering from the March tornado.
Bouton said the idea began with his wife, Holly, a long-time nurse at CRMC.
“My wife was inspired by a video floating around Facebook of another city that did something similar,” Bouton said. “They just surrounded the hospital, and she was moved and was driven, and she reached out to a few people that she knows and was trying to make it a reality.”
Bouton said Christian music will begin playing at 7:00 p.m. on 106 Kicks County to prepere everyone’s mind for prayer before going into the service.
“At approximately 7:30 p.m., a song called “Way Maker” that has some very powerful lyrics for everything going on right now,” Bouton said. “After that song is done, Pastor Bobby from Life Church and John Nichols from Collegeside will be saying a prayer.”
Bouton said although bringing the community together is important right now, he said people needed to keep everyone else’s health in mind by staying at home during the event.