Two popular area entertainers, Monett native Bob Hubbard and singer/performer Duke Mason, will be the featured figures at this year's Monett Prayer Breakfast. The event will be held on Thursday, May 7 at the Monett City Park Casino, sponsored by the Monett Chamber of Commerce and the Monett Ministerial Association.
A free breakfast will be provided for those who attend, served by members of the Monett Kiwanis Club.
Speaker for the day will be Hubbard, a member of the Monett High School Class of 1946 who sang second tenor with the popular Foggy River Boys group from the beginning. Hubbard performed in Monett on numerous occasions over the years, with the Foggy River Boys and as a solo act last seen at Monett's Fall Festival.
In addition to his extensive career as an entertainer in Branson and across the country, Hubbard remains in demand as a speaker and preacher. He has spoken often at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Monett, where he grew up.
Duke Mason, a two-time headliner at the annual Kings Prairie benefit concert near Monett, has become a widely traveled, nationally known performer specializing the 1950s rock 'n' roll and the music of Elvis Presley. Like Presley, Mason has a deep affinity for traditional gospel music. He will bring a program of popular sacred songs for the occasion.
The public is encouraged to attend the free event. Reservations are requested so that proper preparations can be made for the breakfast. Those who plan to attend are asked to call the Chamber office at 235-7919.