Help wish the September birthdays over at the Senior Cub Center. Pictured is: Pat Curtis, Wanda McDaniel, Celia Aleman, Edward Furr, Kristen Thurman, Manuel Garcia and honorable mentions go to: Laverne Wood and Gracie Blackburn Photo by Will Sadler
On September 14, the Refuge was blessed with the opportunity to host Open Door Christian School’s elementary and junior high volleyball games. This was set to be their first “home” game, but due to a cancellation, they held an intramural game for the elementary and a special group of “Bees” showed up to play the junior high team. We were super excited to host them and met a lot of new people who had never been in the Refuge. At the Refuge we do have the capabilities to host camps or scheduled practices for those in need of a space. Our desire is to maximize the usage of the Refuge, at no cost, for our communities to bring glory to God and provide a safe atmosphere for all ages to come enjoy.
We had a great turnout for the 1st Annual Olney in America Car Show. There were 32 cars and motorcycles registered to compete. Only three of these won cash prizes, and five more were winners of “Best in Show” plaques. We were so pleased at how many showed up – you just never really know how many to expect with sameday registration. We hope to build this event and make it even better in years to come, and we hope to see all of these competitors plus more next year!
An incredible amount of food is served in our church every week. We have some women who are absolutely gifted in the area of hospitality, and they spend hours and hours planning, shopping for, preparing, and serving truly delicious meals to people in our community. I so admire the way they know how much cheese to buy when they’re cooking for 200. I love the way they calmly set about the tasks that would have me trembling in a corner someplace. They are just so committed to the ministry of hospitality, and specifically, to cooking delicious food that will fill bellies and warm hearts.
On September 22, the Olney Volunteer Fire Department[OVFD] quickly responded to a structure fire at the Over Yonder RV Park in Olney. The quick response of the OVFD turned what could have been a multi-unit fire into a single structure fire.