On June 30, Olathe Bible Baptist Church, located at 112 Main Street in Olathe, will celebrate "God and Country Day." The celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m., and is intended to recognize and honor all veterans, current military, law enforcement, fire protection, first responders and community leaders.

A color guard will be presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Members of the American Legion will also be present. In fact, all veterans and current military are invited and encouraged to attend. Whether you wear your uniform or not, the church wants to recognize you.

Olathe's mayor, Rob Smith, will give a brief address to those in attendance. Pastor Gabe Skillo will officiate and deliver the message. There will be music, and a meal will follow in the fellowship hall.

The church is grateful to the Delta and Montrose Sheriff Offices, and to the two sheriffs in each of the two counties -- Sheriff Mark Taylor, Delta, and to Sheriff Gene Lillard, Montrose, who will either personally be in attendance, or who will send representatives. In addition, Olathe's police chief, Roger Pachecho, will be in attendance. Captain Hadley with the Colorado State Patrol, or a representative from her office, will be attending. The Olathe Fire Department will be represented. Other invited individuals include those from the Montrose and Delta hospitals, various school districts, county commissioners, and the like.

In addition, the church is grateful to Dan Hotsenpiller, district attorney for the 7th District, and to Congressman Scott Tipton. Both of these gentlemen are scheduled to attend.

So, if you are involved with law enforcement, fire protection, or if you are a veteran or are currently serving in the military, or are a community leader, or first responder, please come, and be recognized and honored. This doesn't happen enough, and the church wants to show its appreciation. Pastor Skillo is praying for a huge turnout so that people who work for and with the rest of us can see how much they are appreciated.

If you plan on attending, and to insure plenty of food, please call the church at 970-808-1021. If no one answers, please leave a message along with the number who plans to attend. Wear plenty of red, white, and blue, or your appropriate uniform. Olathe Bible Baptist Church is proud of you!


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