Belton: Project Angel Tree Founder Unveils Criminal Past At Tuesday Banquet

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

BELTON (October 30, 2012)--From FBI Most Wanted List to the founder of Project Angel Tree, Mary Kay Beard will share her story at the J.A.I.L. Ministry Banquet at the Bell County Expo Center Tuesday.

The banquet, from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., will raise money for the local ministry that works to proclaim Christ in the lives of inmates, juvenile offenders, victims, law enforcement professionals and affected families.

Beard, the featured speaker, was on the FBI Most Wanted List in 1972 and was convicted of armed robbery and grand larceny. Her sentence included 21 years and a day behind bars in the Alabama State Prison for Women.

After overcoming many obstacles and turning her life around she founded Project Angel Tree and currently serves as an area director in that state for Prison Fellowship, a ministry founded by Chuck Colson, a ministry spokesperson said.

Project Angel Tree ministers to children and inmates in all states and throughout the world by providing children of the incarcerated a Christmas gift on behalf of their imprisoned parent.

A Las Casas fajita buffet will be served at the fundraising event with tickets priced at $20 each.

Tables of eight are also offered for $150.

For more information, call (254) 933-8506.

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