The Hannah Pregnancy Resource Center held its annual fundraising banquet in Magnolia on Nov 3.
The event was hosted by Rugged Cross Cowboy Church, catered by Off the Rail and table services were provided by the SAU Student Nursing Association and FBLA.
Paula Williams, Executive Director of HPRC, opened the event by praising the Supreme Court decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed for abortion earlier this year and discussing the many services offered by HPRC.
HPRC currently offers free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes, counseling, adoption referrals, abstinence education, Bible studies and life skills classes for residents of Columbia, Ouachita and Union Counties as well as re-entry classes to women in the Union and Ouachita county jails.
The event included testimonials from staff and those helped by HPRC.
The main speaker was Dr. Marc Newman, president of Speaker for Life, and author of "Contenders: A Church-Wide Strategy to Unmask Abortion, Defeat Its Advocates, Empower Christians, and Change the World."
Newman is the former Director of Speech and Debate at the University of California at Irvine, and is retired from teaching in the doctoral program at the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University. He is the co-founder of the Defending Life Summer Institute program at Cedarville University and has appeared on FOX News.
HPRC also had a fundraising event in El Dorado on Nov. 1 at College Avenue Church of Christ.
HPRC is a nonprofit and depends on donations and grants for funding.
To learn more about HPRC, call the Magnolia office at 870-234-8070; the Camden office at 870-231-9799; or the El Dorado office at 870-862-1317; or visit hannahprc.com.
HPRC is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Magnolia, Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Camden and Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in El Dorado.