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Operation Christmas Child - The story to now in photo(s)

It's been a great community event so far. Now's the time to do your part, before Thanksgiving to assure a happy Christmas this year. Counting today, Sat 21 Nov 2015, there are just three days to add 400 boxes: With prayer and the the generosity Adair Countians are known for, we can do it! Time remaining: Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT
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By Denise & Mark Fudge

Adair residents have put on a whirlwind campaign packing joy into shoeboxes for children in need overseas, from all points in Adair County. It's been exciting, and we've recorded most of the drop-offs at Wheet Hall and now have them in a memory album of 2015 Operation Christmas Child in Adair County and will add to it as the event draws to what we hope will be a challenge met, 3,000 boxes from our Relay Station in Columbia!


With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, individuals, families, churches and groups in and around Adair County have been and are still working to make Christmas a reality for kids in need around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. National collection week, observed in Columbia, KY, November 17-24, 2014 operating hours above, at the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY.

Anyone can drop off a gift-filled shoebox to send to a child overseas during the collection hours(See : Operation Christmas Child Schedule). Then, using whatever means necessary - trucks, trains, boats, bikes, and even elephants -the shoebox gifts will then be hand-delivered to children worldwide. For many children, this shoebox gift will be the first gift they have ever received. Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 113 million shoebox gifts to suffering children in more than 150 countries since 1993, and hopes to collect another 10 million gift-filled shoeboxes in 2014. Contacts: Operation Christmas Child in Adair County, contact Denise Fudge at 270-378-6356 or fudged@lindsey.edu or Carrie Redford at 270-634-3347 or redfordcarrie@gmail.com.


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Adair County Boy Scouts assist at OCC relay center



2015-11-17 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge .
Members of the Adair County Boy Scouts were on hand to assist at the relay center Monday night. Pictured are Zack Bullock, Preston Cundiff, Brandon Hagy, Garren Pearson, Alex Evans, and Austin Fruth. - Mark Fudge
Collection Days for Operation Christmas Child are November 16-23 at Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. HOURS: Mon 16 Nov 2015, 5pm-7pmCT; Tue 17 Nov 2015, 11am-1pmCT; Wed 18 Nov 2015: 5pm-7pmCT; Thu 19 Nov 2015: 12:30pm-2:30pmCT; Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - MARK FUDGE

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Plum Point Baptist brings boxes for Operation Christmas Child



2015-11-17 - Columbia Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Mark Fudge.
Kristen York delivered Operation Christmas boxes, Monday, November 16, 2015, from the Plum Point Baptist Church to the Relay Center at Wheet Hall at the Columbia Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Mark Fudge
Collection Days for Operation Christmas Child are November 16-23 at Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. HOURS: Mon 16 Nov 2015, 5pm-7pmCT; Tue 17 Nov 2015, 11am-1pmCT; Wed 18 Nov 2015: 5pm-7pmCT; Thu 19 Nov 2015: 12:30pm-2:30pmCT; Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - MARK FUDGE

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LWC Athletics collect gifts for Operation Christmas Child



2015-11-17 - Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY - Photo by Duane Bonifer, Lindsey Wilson College.
Members of the Lindsey Wilson College Athletics Department gather Tuesday morning in Biggers Sports Center around some of the shoeboxes they helped collect for Operation Christmas Child. Listed alphabetically: Megan Aubin of Louisville, cheerleading; Sabrina Bice of Lake Havasu City, AZ, BMX and mountain bike; Ally Davis of Glasgow, KY, men's and women's cross country and track and field; Jordan Hagan of Louisville, KY, men's golf; Becca Himebaugh of Sonora, KY, women's bowling; Eli Kapres of Pittsburg, Pa., men's bowling; Caleb Keeton of Oregonia, Ohio, football; Jessica King of Eagleville, PA, women's tennis; Jake Maupin of Louisville, KY, wrestling; Kala Meservey of Lake Havasu City, AZ, volleyball; Amber Miller of Loganville, GA, softball; Yuta Nomura of Tokyo, men's soccer; Dakota Norton of Atlas, MI, cycling; John Payne of Louisville, KY, men's basketball; Denis Porcic of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, men's and women's tennis; Fabienne Rochaix of Stafa, Switzerland, women's soccer; Courtney Sandlin of Williamstown, KY, women's basketball; Scott Sebald of Cincinnati, baseball; Taylor Thompson of Paducah, KY, men's swimming; and Ally Wheeley of Louisa, KY, dance.

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Adair Beta, National Honor Society participate in OCC



2015-11-18 - ACHS Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo By Mark Fudge. .
Adair County School District Beta and National Honor Society participate in Operation Christmas Child. In no particular order: Alberta Bosela, Emery Bosela, Cole Schmidt, Michael Montgomery, Kyla Kessler, Cassie Rowlett, Wes Stone, Eli Jackson, Stevie Keltner, Haley Ellison, Sydney Waggener, Bre Stephens, Jennifer Caldwell, Taylor Cole, Lauren Talley, Destiny Price, Kaitlyn Bryant, Dalton Hundley and Hunter Cundiff. Many other members contributed items to be packed but were unable to be in the photo BETA and NHS members from Adair County High packaged 35 OCC boxes. - Mark Fudge
There's still time to help. The Goal is 3,000 boxes with just six more days to go - and almost 1,300 boxes are still needed.
Collection Days for Operation Christmas Child are November 16-23 at Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. REMAINING HOURS Including today: Wed 18 Nov 2015: 5pm-7pmCT; Thu 19 Nov 2015: 12:30pm-2:30pmCT; Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - MARK FUDGE

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UCB Bank crew brings in boxes to Wheet Hall for OCC



2015-11-18 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Matt Fudge.
Denise Fudge, Connie Scott, and the United Citizens Bank crew of Nick Fudge, Matt Loy, and Conner Loy filled cartons with Operation Christmas Child Boxes Monday night, November 16, 2015. A milestone was passed on Tuesday evening, when the OCC Drive at the Columbia Church of the Nazarene passed the 1700 mile mark. That's encouraging, but the drive has only until November 23, 2015, to meet it's goal before the truck leaves for Boone, NC. There's still time ot help -
Collection Days for Operation Christmas Child are November 16-23 at Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. REMAINING HOURS Including today: Wed 18 Nov 2015: 5pm-7pmCT; Thu 19 Nov 2015: 12:30pm-2:30pmCT; Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - MARK FUDGE

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Junior Giles brings in 300 OCC boxes from Providence Church



2015-11-18 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Providence Baptist Church has been participating in the Operation Christmas Child program for several years. The church collects items year around. This year alone the church collected over 300 boxes. That's Junior Giles, above. - Mark Fudge
There's still time to help. The Goal is 3,000 boxes with just six more days to go - and almost 1,300 boxes are still needed. Collection Days for Operation Christmas Child remaining Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. REMAINING HOURS Including today: Wed 18 Nov 2015: 5pm-7pmCT; Thu 19 Nov 2015: 12:30pm-2:30pmCT; Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - MARK FUDGE

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Adair Lady Indians stuff many boxes for 2015 OCC



2015-11-18 - Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge. The Adair County Lady Indians Basketball Team stuffed many OCC boxes with items that will bring joy to many children. Pictured are front row: Macy Brown, Lexi Feese, Hannah Absher, Whitney Turner, Beth Owens, and Jayla Harmon. Back row: Kyla Kessler, KP Feese, Kaityln Bryant, Emilee Camfield, Jadie Smith, Katy Roy, ,Jadie Smith,Lexi Feese , Ashley Owens, Katherine Curry, Haley Soto-Penn, Makayla Matthews Drea Smith and Jera Kessler. - James Turner
There's still time to help. The Goal is 3,000 boxes with just six more days to go - and almost 1,300 boxes are still needed.
Collection Days for Operation Christmas Child are November 16-23 at Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. REMAINING HOURS Including today: Wed 18 Nov 2015: 5pm-7pmCT; Thu 19 Nov 2015: 12:30pm-2:30pmCT; Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - MARK FUDGE

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Milltown UMC delivers OCC boxes to Wheet hall



2015-11-18 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge. The Milltown United Methodist Church delivered their OCC boxes to the relay center earlier in the week. Pictured are Lesha Breeding, Carla Baker, and Charles Breeding. By Tuesday night we had gone past the halfway point on our goal of 3,000 boxes. - Mark Fudge
There's still time to help. The Goal is 3,000 boxes with just six more days to go - and almost 1,300 boxes are still needed.
Collection Days for Operation Christmas Child are November 16-23 at Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. REMAINING HOURS Including today: Wed 18 Nov 2015: 5pm-7pmCT; Thu 19 Nov 2015: 12:30pm-2:30pmCT; Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - MARK FUDGE

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Breeding UMC and Red Lick UMC were first at Wheet



2015-11-18 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge .
The Breeding And Red Lick United Methodist Church youth groups were among the first to arrive at the Wheat Fellowship Hall Monday night with their OCC boxes. Pictured from left are Lukas Lemmon, Lakota Lemmon, Katherine Lemmon, and Missy Lemmon.

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Angie and Shelbie Pierce got thank you for OCC gift last year



2015-11-18 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Angie and Shelbie Pierce dropped off their OCC boxes at Wheet Hall tonight, Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Last year they received a thank you letter from a child on the other side of the world. - Mark Fudge
Collection Days for Operation Christmas Child are November 16-23 at Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. REMAINING HOURS Including Thursday: Thu 19 Nov 2015: 12:30pm-2:30pmCT; Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - MARK FUDGE

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Abby Kemp does her part for Operation Christmas Child



2015-11-18 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Abby Kemp delivered boxes to the Relay Center at Wheet Hall, tonight, Wednesday, November 18, 2015, for Operation Christmas Child. REMAINING HOURS Including Thursday: Thu 19 Nov 2015: 12:30pm-2:30pmCT; Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - MARK FUDGE

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Kenzey Crawhorn brings smile and boxes for OCC



2015-11-18 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Kenzey Crawhorn brought in two more boxes to the Wheet Hall Operation Christmas Child collection center, Wednesday, November 18, 2015. There's still time for organizations, churches and individuals to join the effort. As of last night, the latest tally, approximately 1,300 boxes were still needed to meet our goal. REMAINING HOURS Including: Thu 19 Nov 2015: 12:30pm-2:30pmCT; Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - MARK FUDGE

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Columbia Baptist reaches 600 box goal for OCC



2015-11-18 - Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Columbia Baptist Church reached their goal collecting over 600 Operation Christmas Child boxes. Pictured are Valarie Jackson, Matt Jackson, Bonnie Barnes, Wilma Scott, Pastor Bill Scott, Darrell Overstreet, Alice Hadley, Pat Stotts, Gladys Rice, Joyce Durham, Hunter Durham, Lee Grider, Emma Grider, Beverly Rowland, Linda Jackson, Ralph Jackson, Caityln Jackson, David Martin, Elliot Morrison, and Trenton Grant. The total at Wheet Hall remains at over 1700 boxes collected. The CBC has not yet made it to the Relay Center. - Mark Fudge

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Russell Heights Baptist delivers Wheet Hall OCC relay station



2015-11-20 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Russell Heights Baptist Church delivered several boxes for Operation Christmas Child to the Relay Station at Wheet Hall last night, Thursday, November 19, 2015. Pictured from left are: Jessica Hamlett, Will Reynolds, Corey Harmon, and Bailey Reynolds. - Mark Fudge
Still time to help: REMAINING HOURS Including: Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT

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Jackie Hinebaugh delivers Melson Ridge UBC Christmas Boxes



2015-11-20 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Jackie Hinebaugh delivered Operation Christmas Child boxes from Melson Ridge United Baptist Church to the OCC Relay Station at Wheet Hall last night, Thursday, November 19, 2015. Mark Fudge
Still time to help: REMAINING HOURS Including: Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT

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Andrew Reliford delivers for Word of Life Church



2015-11-20 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
The Word of Life Family Church was involved in the Operation Christmas Child program again this year. Pictured is Andrew Reliford, who delivered the Church's packages to the Wheet Hall Relay Station last night, Thu 19 Nov 2015. - Mark Fudge
Still time to help: REMAINING HOURS Including: Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT

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LWC Upward Bound pushes OCC over 2,500!



2015-11-20 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
A milestone was reached last night. Corey Allen delivered Operation Christmas Child boxes from the LWC Upward Bound Program. Upward Bound's delivery brought the Adair County total to just over 2,500 with 4 days still remaining, and we still haven't reached our goal. - Mark Fudge
You can still help: REMAINING HOURS Including: Fri 20 Nov 2015: 11:30am-1:30pmCT; Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT

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Cane Valley Christian Church delivers OCC boxes to Wheet



2015-11-21 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Cane Valley Christian Church delivered their operation Christmas child boxes Friday afternoon pushing the countywide total to over 2600 boxes. Pictured are Kathy and Logan Nissley. - Mark Fudge You can still help, but time is running short to reach our goal of 3,000 boxes, in the three days remaining, including today: Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT

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Debra Wimmer brings boxes for Operation Christmas Child



2015-11-21 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge .
Debra Wimmer makes her delivery of OCC boxes. The total for Adair County currently stands at slightly over 2,600 with 3 days of collections remaining. - Mark Fudge - Mark Fudge You can still help, but time is running short to reach our goal of 3,000 boxes, in the three days remaining, including today: Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT

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A special delivery from My Father's House Youth Group to OCC



2015-11-21 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Operation Christmas Child Received a special Deliverly from My Fathers House Youth Group. Pictured are Wesley Young and Kailey Young. - Mark Fudge You can still help, but time is running short to reach our goal of 3,000 boxes, in the three days remaining, including today: Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9am-12pmCT; Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT

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LWC students volunteers pack boxes for OCC



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Lindsey Wilson College students Danny Humphrey Burkesville, KY; Samantha Ballou Columbia, KY; Austin Grigsby Stanford, KY; and Daniel Pitman Somerset, KY, volunteered their services at the Wheet Fellowship Hall Saturday morning, November 21, 2015. The four students packed boxes and made crafts. Hundreds of people have volunteered their time and services in Adair County alone this week during Operation Christmas Child Collection Week. The relay center will be open today, Sunday, November 22, 2015, from 2pm-4pmCT, and Monday November from 9am-11amCT. - Mark Fudge<

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Egypt Christian packing party for Operation Christmas Child



2015-11-22 - Egypt Christian Church, 4859 Knifley RD, Columbia, KY - Photo submitted by Mark Fudge.
The Egypt Christian Church was one of many churches that recently held a packing party. Pictured are Audrey Young, Jadie Smith, Brody Blair, Gavin Loy, Colton Feese, Emma Ellison, Anna Marie Day, Maddie Feese, and Blane Bardin. - Mark Fudge You can still help, but time is running VERY short to reach our goal of 3,000 boxes, in the two days remaining, including today: Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT

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Linda Walker delivers Harrods Fork Baptist OCC boxes to Wheet



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Linda Walker delivered Operation Christmas Child boxes from the Harrodsburg Fork Baptist Church on Saturday, November 21, 2015, to the Wheet Hall relay station. - Mark Fudge You can still help, but time is running VERY short to reach our goal of 3,000 boxes, in the two days remaining, including today: Sun 22 Nov 2015: 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT

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Columbia Christian boxes push OCC at Wheet into new record



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Columbia Christian Church boxes put OCC at Wheet relay past 2015 record of 2,802 boxes. The CCC delivery came today, Sunday, November 22, 2015, before 2:30pmCT, but the center has not yet reached it's goal of 3,000. You can help reach our goal of 3,000 boxes, but regardless, every delivery today pushes the total into a new record territory. And every box makes Christmas brighter for some child whose Christmas day will be much brighter because of you. Time is running short. Remaining: Sun 22 Nov 2015, 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - Mark Fudge

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Trinity pushes OCC at Wheet past 2900 boxes - a new record



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Beth Boisvert delivers the boxes for the Trinity United Methodist church. With their delivery Adair County now has collected more than 2900 OCC boxes. We're not in striking distance of setting yet another goal and surpassing our goal of 3000 boxes in this year's Adair County Operation Christmas Child. Mark Fudge The remaining time is Sun 22 Nov 2015, 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - Mark Fudge

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Christie Chapel UMC pushes record even higher



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Barbara Abell makes a delivery for the Christie Chapel United Methodist Church to Wheet Hall for the 2015 Operation Christmas Child drive. Every delivery sets a new record for Adair County. The 2015 OCC is now within a very few boxes of reaching its goal of 3,000. Mark Fudge The remaining time is Sun 22 Nov 2015, 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - Mark Fudge

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Sparksville Church of the Nazarene delivers OCC boxes to Wheet



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Ashley Reeder and Angel Burton delivered Operation Christmas Child boxes for the Sparksville Church of the Nazarene. Each delivery today sets a new record and puts us closer to our 2015 goal of 3,000 boxes. Mark Fudge The remaining time is Sun 22 Nov 2015, 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - Mark Fudge

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Tyler and Seth Murphy bring special boxes to OCC Relay Center



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge .
Tyler and Seth Murphy were all smiles as they delivered their boxes to the Relay Center, Sunday afternoon.Seth said, "I want to help children have better lives." Tyler said, "I put a teddy bear in my box so that they will have something to sleep with." Something very special, and, as with all deliveries today and tomorrow, each one is setting a new record and puts us closer to our 2015 goal of 3,000 boxes. Mark Fudge The remaining time is Sun 22 Nov 2015, 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - Mark Fudge

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Bloomington Chapel delivery brings OCC to over 2950



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
The delivery of boxes from the Bloomington Chapel Church brought the Adair County total to over 2950. Pictured is Connie Kemp. There's still time for us to reach our goal of 3,000 boxes this afternoon by 4pmCT. This delivery set a new record, as do all deliveries today and tomorrow, each one is setting a new record and puts us closer to our 2015 goal of 3,000 boxes. Mark Fudge The remaining time is Sun 22 Nov 2015, 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - Mark Fudge

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Eunice Church of God puts OCC drive within 16 boxes of goal



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Mark Fudge.
The Eunice Chapel Church of God left Adair County just 16 boxes short of their goal of 3,000. Pictured are Jamika Payne and George Payne. Mark Fudge The remaining time is Sun 22 Nov 2015, 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - Mark Fudge

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Gracie Morrison, Sparksville Baptist, puts OCC past goal of 3,000



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
It was only appropriate that a small child bring in the 3000th box at the relay center at the Wheet Fellowship Hall. Gracie Morrison of the Sparksville Baptist Church carries boxes 3,000 and 3,001 inside. Gracie said, "My favorite thing that I pack in my box is a toothbrush and toothpaste because I'm afraid that they don't have any. I think that the little girl that gets my box will love it because she doesn't have the things that we have." Mark Fudge The remaining time is Sun 22 Nov 2015, 2pm-4pmCT; Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - Mark Fudge

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Colton Parnell delivers last box of day on Sun, 21 Nov 2015



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Colton Parnell delivered the last box of the day on Sunday afternoon. Colton said, "The children in other countries don't have Christmas like we do and I want to do all I can to help them." Tomorrow is the last day to bring Christmas boxes to the Operation Christmas Child at Wheet Hall, by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. The remaining time is Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - Mark Fudge

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Volunteer Joshua Laws, Ludlow, KY, helps pack cartons



2015-11-22 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Volunteer Joshua Laws of Ludlow Kentucky and also a student at Lindsey Wilson College could hardly keep his work caught up as he placed boxes into the cartons. The cartons will be shipped on a tractor trailer truck to a distribution center in Boone North Carolina. There's one more day for deliveries to the Operation Christmas Child Rely Center at Wheet Hall. The remaining day is Mon 23 Nov 2015, 9am-11amCT - Mark Fudge

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Bodie Lewis is youngest donor to OCC



2015-11-23 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Bodie Lewis was the first person to drop off OCC boxes at the Wheet Fellowship Hall this morning, Mon 23 Nov 2015. Bodie is only 2 years old. - Mark Fudge

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Bro. Bobby Withers delivers Living by Faith Boxes



2015-11-23 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge. Pastor Bobby Withers of the Living By Faith Church made a delivery of OCC boxes to the Wheet Fellowship hall at the Columbia Churchof the Nazarene early Monday morning. - Mark Fudge Clicking Read More accesses the Big Photo Album chronicling the event.
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Columbia UMC church delivers again for OCC



2015-11-23 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
The Columbia United Methodist Church once again participated in the operation Christmas child program. Pictured are youth minister Landon Harting and Christina Faulls. - Mark Fudge

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Glens Fork UMC delivers OCC packages



2015-11-23 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
The Glens Fork United Methodist Church have become regular participants in the Operation Christmas Child program. Pictured with the churches boxes is Barbara Brummett. - Mark Fudge

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Melson Ridge SBC last church to deliver 2015 OCC boxes



2015-11-23 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
The final church delivery was received from the Melson Ridge Separate Baptist Church on Monday morning, November 23, 2015. Pictured delivering the boxes is Judy Grant. - Mark Fudge

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One year old gets involved in Operation Christmas Child



2015-11-23 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
One year old Lucy Brooke Ford wanted to get involved in the operation Christmas child program. Pictured holding Lucy Brooke is church relations director Carrie Redford. - Mark Fudge

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The Warren children deliver OCC boxes on last day of drive



2015-11-23 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Elijah, Faith, and Isaiah Warren delivered their Operation Christmas Child boxes at the OCC drop off at the Wheet Fellowship Hall, Mon 23 Nov 2015. - Mark Fudge

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LWC's Keegan Kendrick, Danville, KY helps with finish up



2015-11-23 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Lindsey Wilson College student Keegan Kendrick of Danville, Kentucky places the final few OCC boxes into cartons before they are loaded onto trucks. Kendrick donated his services both Sunday and Monday at the OCC relay center. - Mark Fudge

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Last delivery by Stella Grace and Montomery Cato



2015-11-23 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from OCC Relay Center.
Stella-Grace and Montgomery Cato made the final delivery of the day at the Wheet Fellowship today. The official number of OCC boxes in Adair County will be released late this afternoon. Community Relations Director Mark Fudge is hopeful and confident that Adair County will eclipse the 3,200 mark. (Update: Mark Fudge is reporting the drive whizzed past it's goal of 3,000, and set a new record). Clicking Read More accesses a wonderful album of some 40 photo(s) celebrating the achievement from start to finish.

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Collection week for Operation Christmas Child is completed



2015-11-23 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Collection week ended today, Monday, November 23, 2015. - Mark Fudge

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Volunteers: 200. Total Hours donated: 339, for OCC at Wheet



2015-11-23 - Wheet Hall by Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
An amazing 200 volunteers donated 339 hours at the Wheet Fellowship Hall alone this week. This group of Individuals from LWC loaded the final carton of OCC boxes on to the trailer Monday afternoon. Pictured are Eli Young, Zachery Blevins, Mason Wethington, Jacob Roberts, Lee Sutton, Michael Burgan, Michael Firquin, Collection Center Coordinator Denise Fudge, and Church Relations Coordinator Carrie Redford. - Mark Fudge

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