ATLANTA – (Dec. 19, 2007) –
A standing-room-only crowd of agents, friends and families associated with Jenny Pruitt & Associates, Realtors
gathered Dec. 7 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead for a “Christmas Inspirational” program with keynote speaker Ruth Graham, daughter of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham.The audience that packed the hotel’s grand ballroom also heard performances by the Atlanta Boy Choir, a solo by the choir’s artistic director, David R. White, and a special welcome from Dan Parmer, president and CEO of Jenny Pruitt & Associates.Participants surrounded six Christmas trees with a mountain of toys and other gifts donated to the children of Atlanta-based Metro Ministries. A love-offering was also collected for the residents of The Potter’s House, a Stone Mountain-based residential and therapeutic facility for formerly abused and neglected boys. The Potter’s House maintains four homes across metro Atlanta.Graham’s message was entitled, “What Does Faith Have to Do With Christmas?” and her eventual answer was “Everything.” She said her steadfast Christian faith has delivered her from a score of personal crises, including a divorce stemming from her husband’s infidelity. One teenage daughter had two unplanned pregnancies. Another daughter suffered from bulimia. Her son battled drug abuse.“I’m not here because my father is Billy Graham,” she told the audience. “I’m here because I’m a sinner who was saved.”Graham, who returned to school at age 40 and graduated cum laude, is the author of multiple books, including “In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart” and “I’m Pregnant … Now What? Heartfelt Advice on Getting Through an Unplanned Pregnancy.”She is the third child of Billy Graham and the late Ruth Graham, who died in June at the age of 87. Graham is 89 and his health is failing, his daughter said. He is nearly blind and almost totally deaf.A resident of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Ruth Graham is founder and chairwoman of Ruth Graham Ministries.About Jenny Pruitt & Associates, Realtors
Founded in 1988, Jenny Pruitt & Associates, Realtors is one of the most trusted and highly respected real estate companies in metro Atlanta. Its team of more than 450 agents specializes in prestigious properties throughout the metro area. The company is owned by HomeServices of America, Inc., the second-largest full-service, independent real estate brokerage firm in the U.S. Jenny Pruitt & Associates is affiliated with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Christie’s Great Estates, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, FIABCI – The International Real Estate Federation, and Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection.About HomeServices of America, Inc.
HomeServices of America, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minn., is the second-largest home services provider in the United States. HomeServices\\\' operating companies offer integrated real estate brokerage services, mortgage lending, title insurance, closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties and other real estate services. HomeServices was built through the combination of market-leading companies from across the nation with long-standing traditions for excellence. The average age of a HomeServices of America operating company is more than 50 years. HomeServices operates in 19 states under the following residential real estate brand names: Carol Jones REALTORS, CBSHOME Real Estate, Champion Realty, Edina Realty, EWM REALTORS, Prudential First Realty, Harry Norman, REALTORS, HOME Real Estate, Huff Realty, Iowa Realty, Jenny Pruitt and Associates REALTORS, Long Realty, Prudential California Realty, Prudential Carolinas Realty, RealtySouth, Rector-Hayden REALTORS, Reece & Nichols, Roberts Brothers, Inc. REALTORS, Semonin REALTORS and Woods Bros. Realty. Information about HomeServices and the locations of its subsidiary companies is available at www.homeservices.com