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Giving in an outdoor setting

Honk, celebrate, stay safe


Jennifer Pyles decorated a table for the latest baby shower for her church. It was different this time, though.

The table stood at the front of the mother-to-be’s yard rather than inside. The accommodation allowed for a celebration in this time of COVID-19 without putting anyone in jeopardy.

‘Members of Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff drove by on cue, honked, waved and left a gift on the table. The same scenario played out at another baby shower and then at a birthday party for a young
girl, where gift-givers received a cupcake as they left birthday presents.

Jennifer is head of the women’s ministry at the church. She also teaches Sunday School and participates in other church activities, including Operation Christmas Child and Affordable Christmas.

A customer service supervisor at Nolin RECC, Jennifer was chosen as the recipient of the co-op’s Gene Yates Cooperative Spirit Award in 2017 for her community involvement.

“I like to do for others,” Jennifer says. “That is not a big thing in our society which is all about me, me, me, but I love the satisfaction that I can help someone else.”

Shelby Energy’s Gary Warford took this selfie with Logan Jewell DeWitt, who is fighting brain cancer.

What can I do?


Need a shirt?

Gary Warford’s colleagues at Shelby Energy will tell you that he will make sure you get anything you need, up to and including the shirt off his back.

Gary’s latest venture is the Love for Logan Jewell Benefit Golf Scramble. Lead line technician at Shelby Energy, Gary led a team that includes Randy Stevens, Melanie Crossfield and Brian Richardson, raising $20,972 for the August event. Gary recruited 50 of the 55 sponsors and solicited silent auction and other donations.

Monies raised go to the Logan Jewell Fund to support fellow employee Johnna DeWitt in her daughter Logan’s fight against brain cancer.

“I always think: ‘What would help me if I were in a situation like this?’ Then I do whatever I can to help,” Gary says.

He has also coached softball, baseball, T-ball and is currently varsity coach for the Cornerstone Christian Academy softball team.

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