Whitesburg KY

Eolia school plans back-to-school event


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27

We had a busy but fun day at ECCO as one group distributed food boxes while other volunteers sorted clothing under the picnic shelter. Thanks to Katie Dollarhide, her children and her friend Sherry for volunteering a day at ECCO. Thanks also to Pastor Lloyd Mullins for faithfully helping with the food pantry. We also bagged about 10 cases of loose pasta with only about 40 cases to go.

Construction continues on the new additions as SWAP volunteers work under the masterful supervision of Sheldon Starr. We feel so blessed to have such an experienced and masterful carpenter working on our outreach.

Thought for the day: God has a history of using the insignificant to accomplish the impossible.

With school just around the corner, our community school resource center is busy as a bee. ECCO is very pleased to be a part of helping with the Arlie Boggs FRYSC/SAVE program. Below are some announcements from Marie Colemen, director of the Arlie Boggs Family Resource Center:

“Arlie Boggs FRYSC/SAVE the Children finished five weeks of the summer literacy program. We had many students who attended all five weeks and I am very proud of them and their parents for supporting the program.

“On behalf of the school I would like to thank Cumberland River Coal Company for donating its workers and equipment to make an access road for the school so parents can drop their children off in the mornings and pick them up after school to eliminate the congestion in front of the school. This will help the bus drivers get students unloaded and on the bus safely. The FRYSC would like to thank Cumberland River Coal Company for donating drinking water to our summer program and always supporting our program.

“There will be a clothing giveaway July 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the VFW in Whitesburg. It is sponsored by the Letcher County Family Centers and Migrant Education. “Arlie Boggs FRYSC will have its annual Back-to-School Readifest on Monday, July 30, at the Resource Center from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you have any questions call the Resource Center at (606) 633- 8160.

“There will be a county-wide back-to-school bash on Friday, July 27, at the Whitesburg Walking Park beside the Whitesburg Hospital. It begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. and there will be activities for all the children. Many business and organizations have worked hard to bring this to the families and children of Letcher County; much thanks to them.

“Remember, school begins August 6. For students, see everyone then.

‘The Arlie Boggs FRYSC would also like to acknowledge and thank two special ladies in our community, Phyllis Boggs and her sister, Juanita, for so generously purchasing school supplies for the students. They purchased paper, pencils, pencil boxes, composition books, file folders and glue. I found this very touching because these ladies live on a fixed income and I know it was a sacrifice for them, but I know the Lord will bless them for it.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center by Jewel Maggard:

“Hi, seniors, hope everyone had a blessed week.

“We had a great potluck dinner at the center with the Family Circle from Leatherwood singing for us. The mother of the group is 95 and sings and plays the banjo. Raleigh Williams was the lucky winner of the door prize which was a bowtie quilt donated by Ruby Adams.

“Our seniors went to the beach in Virginia for a picnic where we had a great time grilling hamburgers and hot dogs.

‘Read Jeremiah 17:7 Give someone a smile.”

Community bulletin board: Rockvine Baptist Church youth meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; buses will run. Call 633-4948. Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO. All are welcome. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets at 11 a.m. the second. Sunday of each month at the Partridge Station. Volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets 6:30 the first and third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center. Come and bring a guest. ECCO’s thrift store open M-W-F 10-2 and the first Saturday of each month by Shelly Folley. All welcome.

This week our prayer list include: Bear Hissom, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Randy Niece, Dorothy Nease, Ralph Crane, Doug Bird, Sue Cook, those enslaved by drugs and alcohol, may they be delivered, the troops in Iraq, the United States and Iraq, the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Until next week from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”

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