Springfield Baptist Church, 305 Lincoln Park Road, Springfield., will host an Operation Christmas Child kick-off event for Washington and Marion County residents at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. The event’s guest speaker will be former shoebox recipient Timur Nesbitt.
Nesbitt grew up an orphan in Central Asia. At age 13, he received an Operation Christmas Child shoe box – the first gift he had ever received. Inside the box was a yo-yo, candy, school supplies, a letter and photo from a boy in Texas who packed the box.
Scarlett Rain Spalding celebrated her first birthday Oct. 7. She is the daughter of Brad and Carrie Spalding of Campbellsville.
Her grandparents are David and Jane Lee of Lebanon, Mike and Janie Phillips and the late Gabriel “Guber” Spalding of St. Joe.
Scarlett has two brothers, Phoenix Bradley and Asher Hamilton Spalding.
Descendents of the Blue and Lillie Mae Bell Family donated a portrait and postcards to the Marion County Heritage Center’s Black History Museum Sunday, Sept. 28. Officer Bell served on the police force until he was killed in 1974. Blue Bell was cousin to Chief Joe Bell (deceased), Lebanon’s first black chief of police.
Preceding Sunday’s presentation, more than 50 family members participated in Saturday’s Ham Days PIGasus Parade by walking or riding on a float recognizing four generations of the Bell family.
Well, it was a slow week for sports here at The Enterprise. Unfortunately, with the soccer teams finishing up their season on the road, I wasn’t left with as much to cover this week. Thankfully, George Spragens went with the boys team and was generous enough to send photos. He also took pictures of an autumn baseball game at St. Catherine’s College, pitting the Marion County Knights pitted against Bethlehem and Bardstown in a double-header.