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BY BETH O’NEAL | PHOTOS BY RYAN VONCANON When Hurdles Become Berakoth Hosting a major youth camp in Vidalia is no easy task, but God’s blessings and the support of the community. helped pave the way to success. The Hebrew word for blessing is berakah. One of the plurals of berakah is berakoth. The connotation is difficult to describe in the English language. However, no matter the background, when one’s eyes are opened to see the extravagance of God’s hand, His blessing, the experience is both captivating and humbling, leading to awe… In July of 2013, the greatly-anticipated Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich came to Vidalia, Georgia. Yep, the butter bun, the thick, white, lightly-breaded poultry finished off with a slice of dill had found another home on Highway 280. Many were excited for the Chick-fil-A eatery to come to town, but not all knew what an impact this franchise would have on the community. Vidalia’s Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator Britt McDade is honored to serve alongside almost 50 Team Members as a local employer. Yet amidst the delicious food and great employment opportunities, Chick-fil-A has brought to Toombs County another winning treasure – WinShape Camps for Communities, and with this camp experience much “berakoth,”– yes, many blessings. WinShape Camps for Communities can be likened to THE premier day camp experience. While WinShape Camps began in 1985 as an overnight camp at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, it has since grown to include day camps. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A Hometown Living At Its Best 101


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