Mayor’s Prayer & Praise Breakfast set

TROY — The community is invited to attend the annual Troy Mayor’s Prayer & Praise Breakfast where participants will enjoy a hearty breakfast, spiritual encouragement and prayer for the community.

The event will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at First Baptist Church, 53 S. Norwich Road, Troy.

The event will include music by the Troy Community Choir comprised of singers from many Troy churches, and the FBC Faithful Men. The guest speaker will be Shane Carter of the Lincoln Community Center, Troy.

Carter serves as executive director of the Lincoln Community Center, making a tremendous impact as he breathes fresh life into the center and its programs. In 2013, He generated more than $96,000 in grant dollars for the center and its facilities and currently oversees 50-plus programs year round. Shane’s energy and zest for creating a community where everyone can thrive is a perfect fit for giving back to those who can benefit from his experiences. Shane was a standout student and athlete at both Troy High School and at the University Wisconsin where he accepted a football scholarship to play for the Badgers. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in business management in only three and a half years.

Carter has earned many awards, including Omega Psi Phi 2012 Citizen of The Year and being named the A. Robert Davies MD Memorial Outstanding Young Man of the Year in 2014. This award is traditionally given to recognize the achievements of young men under the age of 40 (Shane was 26 at the time) living in the Troy area who have distinguished themselves through civic, work and community contributions.

He is a graduate of Leadership Troy and also has worked on a number of community events, including those to celebrate Earth Day and Make A Difference Day. He remains involved with other groups such as the Troy Museum of History, Troy Rotary Club and the Child Care Choices as he works to create greater opportunities for the children of the Troy community.

Seating is limited — get your tickets through the FBC office (937) 339-3602, or email With the community’s recent recognition of Lincoln, the cost is $5.