Speech to Text for Ecru church hosts celebration to kick off Easter weekend
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begin tonight with a story from pontotoc county. a good friday service was held in ecru tonight. wtva's evan hensley was at 'praise him, pontotoc' and joins us live with how this service was a little different than most. many churches throughout the state just like this one in tupelo were celebrating good friday... but in pontotoc, several churches gathered to celebrate the holiday. marilyn gillespie - organizer "several churches come together here on good friday to praise the lord and it's praise him pontotoc." hundreds of people gathered in pontotoc county to kick off the easter weekend. friday's celebration was held at the friendship baptist church in ecru and featured several churches from the city of pontotoc and the county... caleb mills - worship leader at discovery church "a lot people from the community of pontotoc are coming together tonight for a night of worship. there is a lot of god bands from each of the churches and a speaker lined up and we are excited to see god tonight." the second annual 'praise him, pontotoc' featured music, prayer and a celebration of jesus. caleb mills, one of the worship leaders, says it's important to him to unite the christians in the area. "we wanted to unite the churches and communites of pontotoc, sometimes we have our difference in feeling and beliefs but when you come together for united purpose it can really bring a community and churches together." from the people i spoke with at this event... this was a great way to kick off the easter weekend... reporting live in tupelo eh wtva 9 news and at