Emcee Janet Ellis, of Earls Family Broadcasting, kicked off the annual dinner HONORING OUR MOTHERS May 5, 2016 in Branson to a sold out crowd of 400 guests at the wonderful Chateau on the Lake Resort and Spa. Janet welcomed Founders, JoDee and Pete Herschend, as they greeted the crowd. Presenting sponsor William Mahoney, of Cox Medical Center Branson, shared his insight in to both the mission of reaching out to Single Moms households with true encouragement and support, and the belief that the mission holds a true mandate from the Lord. Mahoney also shared the excitement of Cox Medical Center Branson’s new Womens Center covering the complex and varied needs of women through all stages of life. Keynote speaker, Naomi Judd, shared stories from her tragedies and triumphs in life, culminating with a presentation of 8 Characteristics of A Survivor. Earlier in the evening Naomi graciously greeted over 60 guests at the Meet and Greet for sponsors and guests.
The dinner raised over $110,000 towards the mission of growing Care Groups for Single Moms throughout the US, begun by JoDee and her team of over 170 volunteers and a full time staff 4.