GARDEN CITY —
Standing in the crowd on the second stop of the caravan outside Hanceville High, Coleman said he was encouraged by the turnout and community support that has swelled in recent weeks.
“I just feel blessed to be a participant and a part of something so uplifting,” he said.
Hanceville native Mark Cornelius, who has attended the past two prayer caravans, said he got involved to help lift up the teachers charged with leading his two young children in the school system.
“I just wanted to support and pray for our schools,” he said. “This year it has just grown so tremendously.”
John Hudson, of Cullman, followed the caravan through at least its first few stops and said he came out to show his support for local students.
“We’re praying for our children’s safety, and for all these students,” he said. “Having this is just great, and there’s so much support. This is really going to hit home.”