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OCC 2023: Over 2,400 shoe boxes in first 3 days

From Mark Fudge

The 2023 OCC National Collection Week is off to a great start. After just 3 days of collecting shoe box gifts more than 2,400 boxes have been collected in Adair County, just about 300 boxes shy of last year's total of 2,732.

National Collection week continues through Monday November 20, 2023, at the Columbia Nazarene Church, Wheet Fellowship Hall at 1200 Jamestown Street. (OCC Drop-Off Schedule).




This story was posted on 2023-11-16 08:39:27
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OCC 2023: Milltown Church



2023-11-16 - Columbia, KY - Photo from Mark Fudge.
Pastor Barney Taylor and the Milltown Church were one of the many churches to drop off shoebox gifts at the Wheet Fellowship Hall on Wednesday evening, November 15, 2023.

National Collection Week for OCC is November 13-20, 2023. Shoebox gifts in Adair County can be dropped off at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia Nazarene Church at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY (OCC Drop-Off Schedule).

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OCC 2023: Cane Valley Baptist Church



2023-11-16 - Columbia, KY - Photo from Mark Fudge.
Cane Valley Baptist Church is very active with OCC. The church packs hundreds of boxes, volunteers at the drop off location at Wheet Fellowship, and also travels to Boone, North Carolina, to volunteer at the processing center.

Pictured are Front row: Martin Medrano, Samantha Lawhorn and Sheila Scott. Back row: Brother Clay Scott, Brenda Arbuckle, Betty Todd, Mary Scott, Christine Williams, Bonnie Lawhorn, Connie Lawhorn and Mark Young. Not pictured are Mike Smith, Richard Todd, Mitchell Cundiff and BillieJo Lawhorn and several youth/children.

National Collection Week for OCC is November 13-20, 2023. Shoebox gifts in Adair County can be dropped off at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia Nazarene Church at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY (OCC Drop-Off Schedule).

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OCC 2023: Jones Chapel Church youth



2023-11-16 - Columbia, KY - Photo from Mark Fudge.
Several youth from the Jones Chapel Church dropped off shoebox gifts at the Wheet Fellowship Hall. Pictured are Bailey Grider, Preston, Wisdom, Jaylee, Willis, Riley Yarberry, Blair Corbin, Bode Richard, Ally Brown and Kaden Richard.

National Collection Week for OCC is November 13-20, 2023. Shoebox gifts in Adair County can be dropped off at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia Nazarene Church at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY (OCC Drop-Off Schedule).

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OCC 2023: Knifley Christian Church



2023-11-16 - Columbia, KY - Photo from Mark Fudge.
Dropping off these wonderful boxes from the Knifley Christian Church is Jace Cole.

National Collection Week for OCC is November 13-20, 2023. Shoebox gifts in Adair County can be dropped off at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia Nazarene Church at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY (OCC Drop-Off Schedule).

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OCC 2023: Sparksville Nazarene Church



2023-11-16 - Columbia, KY - Photo from Mark Fudge.
Making the annual drop off for the Sparksville Nazarene Church were Linda Jennings, Ashley Reeder, and Jane Sparks.

National Collection Week for OCC is November 13-20, 2023. Shoebox gifts in Adair County can be dropped off at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia Nazarene Church at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY (OCC Drop-Off Schedule).

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OCC 2023: ACMS Beta Club



2023-11-16 - Columbia, KY - Photo from Mark Fudge.
The ACMS BETA Club, under the leadership of Angel Woodrome, loves to pack OCC shoeboxes. Pictured are: Paris Duncan, Kimee Curry, Heather Mcloud, Alaynah Bayuk, Emma Burton, Caleb Turner, Irelyn Moore, Addie Bowman,Josie Blair, Harper Bennett, Sallie Ballou, Trinity Hancock, Ava Feese, Raegan Atwood, Lainey Inchcliff, James Feese, Hunter Ballou, Parker Jessie, Bowen Furkin, Miles Bowman, Braxton Mckinney, Jay Harmon, Adrian Zahanti, Hunter Willis, Addison Chapman, Ila Loy, Konner Houchens, Braylee Corbin, Bailey Gabehart, Emiley Smith, Laramie Baldwin.

Not pictured: Keylin Bergin, Lily Coots, Maddie Grant, Maddie Wethington, Makayla White, Josie Cox, Ella Brown, Briley Breeding, Claire Loy, Ashley Loy.

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