The Good News Club is a Christian organization open to second graders at Bell Elementary. It’s led by volunteers Bobbie Barrier, Mary Wright, Jessica Hancock, and Kim Lasley. They meet in the cafeteria every Tuesday after school.
The organization teaches Christian values, such as kindness during their meetings. They discuss topics such as becoming saved and how Christians should lead their lives. During their meetings they also work on projects for the community. During the holidays they did a fundraiser for the House of Blessings and received 144 items. They also made Christmas ornaments that they delivered to the nursing home. During the Halloween season they participated in a fun activity involving pumpkin carving. Using different symbols for the different facial features of the pumpkin, they created a testimony to faith.
In their last meeting, County Judge Executive Mike Anderson came to speak to the students. While there, he delivered a donation of 36 Bibles from the Gideons. Afterwards, the students had an ice cream social and signed cards. The cards are to be given to Mill Springs Christian Church and Parmley Grove Baptist Church, as a thanks for their donations which enabled them to get shirts and purchase items for their meetings.
Bell Elementary Teacher Bobbie Barrier carving a symbolic pumpkin at an earlier meeting
Mike Anderson presenting the Bibles the students will receive
The students participating in an ice cream social after having been given their Bibles
Bobby Barrier helping the students sign cards to thank the churches that donated to them
Mike Anderson with all of the Good News Club