Whitesburg KY

Gospel singing planned at Eolia Park


Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32.

As summer is slowly winding down, we at ECCO are gearing up for our gospel singing in the park, Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning at noon. This is an annual event we all enjoy.

Besides the best gospel singing you’ll hear anywhere, we’ll be having dinners to sell for $6, containing a barbecue sandwich, slaw, baked beans, corn on the cob, and cake. We’ll also have hot dogs, all kind of baked goods including Liz Sturgill’s fried pies, apple, strawberry and chocolate.

We’re happy to say that we now have restrooms available and the admission is free. Now how good is that?

The singing will begin at noon, and last all day. We welcome everyone in the community, county and beyond to come join us for a day of singing praises to our Lord, and for fellowship and good food.

The sun is finally casting its golden glow over our sleepy little valley, making it very muggy after all the rain. But I’ll happily take the humidity as long as it comes with some sunshine.

At the last Eolia Community Park meeting new officers were elected and they are: Chairman Kess Halcomb; Vice Chairman Darrell Caudill; Treasurer Thelma Halcomb; and Secretary Brenda Gross.

A big thanks to ECCO volunteers Janie Sturgill and Liz Sturgill for going the extra mile for ECCO. Besides their regular time of volunteering, Janie spent the better part of the day calling folks and giving out baked goods. And Liz donated several pints of the best freshly made cucumber garlic relish ever (and I mean ever) to sell in the thrift store. Also a big thanks to Ray Bird for making a trip to Coal Town in Cumberland for a food pickup.

I was so pleased to again have a visit from Nina Scott, her husband and family from Indiana this week. Scott is her maiden name, which I’m sure you’ll remember her by. Nina was very interested in the work groups that ECCO houses each summer, and told us about her church having a group of young people called Builders for Christ, which she thinks could be interested in coming down to Eolia next year.

I’ve learned that some of the best connections are made simply by people who just want to do good. This is the impression I get from Nina each time I see her. She looks for ways to do good, while at the same time looking for good in those around her. What a wonderful character quality.

I will leave you with this thought for the day: “Every person should have a special cemetery lot in which to bury the faults of friends and loved ones.”

Community Bulletin Board: Gospel Singing at the Eolia Community Park Sat. Aug. 8. beginning 12 – free admission. Bible study each Monday at ECCO at 7.

Kid’s Time each Friday 10-11:15 at ECCO. Good News Club each Wed. 6:30 – 7:30 at the Eolia Mission for children 3 and up, call 633- 5015 for transportation.

Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Dept. meets the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome.

Partridge Lions Club meets 6:30 the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center, come and bring a guest.

Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO.

This week our prayer list includes: Mitchell Lewis, Denise Bedwell, Don Brown, Bear Hissom, Roger Shelton, Linda Sturgill, Sh- annon Mullins, Rodney Sturgill, Seth Collins, Raymond Kiser, Ralph Nease, Stephanie Estep, Judy Branham, Jean Hampton, Lillian and Nora Walker, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Jack and Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, Helen Chapman, Tony and Brenda Gross. Also to be lifted up in prayer are those enslaved by drugs and alcohol, may they be delivered, the troops in Iraq, the United States and Iraq, our president and the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Our address is ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826.

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

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