The annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to coincide with National Day of Prayer observances is planned for 7 a.m. May 3 in Hatfield Hall at the Madera District Fairgrounds.
The event will feature a brief presentation by Mayor Brett Frazier followed by this year’s keynote speaker, retired teacher and school administrator Gary Beene. Tickets to the breakfast are $12.50 and available at the Chamber of Commerce office, 120 N. E St.
Beene graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s in public administration from California State University, Fresno. After 35 years of teaching and school administration, he retired in 2008.
During his professional career Beene began farming walnuts and continues to do so in Le Grand, where he has lived for 33 years. He and his wife Paula have three sons and 10 grandchildren...