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Gathering celebrates the 'power of life'
|DONUT MAN: Rob Evans, a Catholic entertainer who is known as the "Donut Man" and shares Bible stories with children, was one of the guest speakers at the Power of Life gathering Oct. 4 in Appleton. He is pictured sharing the stage with 4-year-old David Gelhar. (Sam Lucero photo)
By Sam Lucero
APPLETON -- On the eve of Respect Life Sunday, the first-ever Power of Life conference brought people of all ages to Xavier High School Oct. 4 to celebrate life.
The day-long gathering included informative and entertaining presentations on various topics relating to the dignity of life. Other speakers discussed church practices and defending the faith, as well as living a chaste life.
About 500 people attended the Power of Life gathering, including many young families. The conference schedule divided presentations by age levels, with adult programs in the morning, family events from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, and youth presentations in the afternoon. Following a 4:30 p.m. Mass, young adult activities were held from 6:30-10 p.m.
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