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2016 Adair OCC Relay Center officially opens 14 Nov 2016

Goal is 3500 boxes this year. 865 were collected opening night.
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By Mark Fudge, Chairman

The Adair County operation Christmas Child Relay Center officially opened at 5pmCT, Monday evening, November 14, 2016. Pastor Tom Legg of the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene cut the ribbon to officially open the relay center at the Wheet Fellowship Hall. Also present were Mark Fudge, Missy Lemon, Catherine Lemon, Lucas Lemon, Lakota Lemon, Tyler Murphy, Seth Murphy, Kevin Murphy, Pam Murphy, Daniel Keaton, Linda Walker, and Junior Giles. The goal for Adair county this year is 3500 boxes and 865 boxes were collected on opening night.



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ACHS Beta Club and NHS have own OCC packing party



2016-11-15 - Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge, County Chair, Operation Christmas Child.
Members of the Adair County High School Beta and National Honor Society had their own packing party for OCC. Pictured are Lauren McQuaide, Cole Schmidt, Emory Bosela, Samuel Willis, Isaac Carter, Arabella Caldwell, Miller Young, and Erica McKinney. - Mark Fudge. Photo taken 14 Nov 2016

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OCC Relay Station receives 865 of 3,500 shoeboxes opening night



2016-11-15 - Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Denise Fudge.
The Adair County operation Christmas Child Relay Center officially opened at 5pmCT, Monday evening, November 14, 2016. Pastor Tom Legg of the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene cut the ribbon to officially open the relay center at the Wheet Fellowship Hall. Also pictured are Mark Fudge, Missy Lemon, Catherine Lemon, Lucas Lemon, Lakota Lemon, Tyler Murphy, Seth Murphy, Kevin Murphy, Pam Murphy, Daniel Keaton, Linda Walker, and Junior Giles. The goal for Adair county this year is 3500 boxes and 865 boxes were collected on opening night.

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For the record: 1st drop-offs for 2016 Operation Christ Child



2016-11-15 - Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge, County Chair, Operation Christmas Child.
Lydia St. Andrew and Chase St. Andrew were the first individuals to drop off OCC boxes after the Adair County OCC Relay Station opened at Wheet Fellowship Hall on Monday evening, November 14, 2016. The children said that they wrote notes and placed in their boxes hoping that a child somewhere in the world will smile as a result. - Mark Fudge

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Harrods Fork Baptist drops off OCC boxes opening night



2016-11-15 - Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge, County Chair, Operation Christmas Child.
Dropping off boxes for Operation Christmas Child on opening night for the Adair County OCC Relay Station at Wheet Hall for the Harrods Fork Baptist Church were Katlyn Lacy and Jakeb Lacy. - Mark Fudge

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Breeding & Red Lick United Methodist Churches at OCC



2016-11-15 - Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge, County Chair, Operation Christmas Child.
Missy Lemmon, Catherine Lemmon, Lukas Lemmon, and Lakota Lemmon delivered boxes on opening night, Monday, November 14, 2016, for the Adair County OCC Relay Station at Wheet Hall from the Breeding United Methodist Church and Red Lick United Methodist Church. - Mark Fudge

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Murphy Family prepares OCC boxes every year



2016-11-15 - Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge, County Chair, Operation Christmas Child.
The Murphy family prepares OCC boxes every year. Pictured our Tyler Murphy, Seth Murphy, and Kevin Murphy. This year was no different. Their boxes arrived on opening night, Monday, November 14, 2016, for the Adair County OCC Relay Station at Wheet Hall. - Mark Fudge

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Faith General Independent boosts OCC opening night drop-offs



2016-11-15 - Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge, County Chair, Operation Christmas Child.
Dropping off boxes prepared by the Faith General Independent youth group was Teresa Gaskins. The congregation's boxes arrived on opening night, Monday, November 14, 2016, for the Adair County OCC Relay Station at Wheet Hall. - Mark Fudge

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Providence Baptist Church contributes 300 boxes to OCC



2016-11-15 - Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge, County Chair, Operation Christmas Child.
The Providence Baptist Church folks are mighty warriors when it comes to Operation Christmas child. The church delivered 300 boxes on opening night. Pictured our Daniel Keaton, Junior Giles, Jodie Giles, and Sandy Foley. The congregation's boxes arrived on opening night, Monday, November 14, 2016, for the Adair County OCC Relay Station at Wheet Hall. Opening night, the Relay Station received 865 boxes. The goal is 3,500 for Adair County. - Mark Fudge

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Milltown UMC boxes swell total for OCC Drop Off opening night



2016-11-15 - Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge, County Chair, Operation Christmas Child.
Gary Daugherty dropped off boxes from his church, the Milltown United Methodist Church. The congregation's boxes arrived on opening night, Monday, November 14, 2016, for the Adair County OCC Relay Station at Wheet Hall. Opening night, the Relay Station received 865 boxes. The goal is 3,500 for Adair County. - Mark Fudge

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Columbia Baptist Church packs OCC shoeboxes



2016-11-15 - Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo submitted by Mark Fudge; photo by Mike Talley.
The Columbia Baptist church was busy Monday morning processing their operation Christmas child boxes which will be delivered to the Wheat fellowship hall on Tuesday. Pictured are Mark Fudge, Bonnie Barnes, Joyce Durham, Pat Stotts, Alice Hadley, Gladys Rice, and Aaron LaBarge. Not pictured, Mike Talley, who was the photographer.

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