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February 24, 2022

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ISSUE NO. 8 • February 24, 2022 ISSUE NO. 8 • February 24, 2022 • • • 828-248-1408 • 828-248-1408 Our 30 th Year • Over 25,000 Weekly Readers WE WILL BUY WE WILL BUY YOUR CAR TODAY! YOUR CAR TODAY! 345 S Broadway, Forest City 828-245-8067 M O O RE ' S AUTO S ALES ©communityfi rstmedia NOW OFFERING NOW OFFERING 187 NORTH POWELL STREET, FOREST CITY ADAS Calibration In House On Vehicles ADAS Calibration In House On Vehicles Equipped With Front-View Cameras Equipped With Front-View Cameras Spencer Baptist Church hosted a Night to Shine 2022, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation in the parking lot of the church Friday night, Feb. 11. The event at Spencer included a Shine- Thru Parade (drive-thru adaptations of Night to Shine) and a captivating Virtual Celebration. The prom night experience, centered on God's love, was celebrated with special needs people at host churches around the world. "Registered guests were encouraged to dress up like queens and kings and experience our drive through event," said Kelly Settlemyre, minister of music and education at Spencer. "There was a red carpet entrance, music, giveaways, picture stations, games, and more for our guests as they drove through. Following the parade, our guests were able to return home to enjoy the Virtual Night to Shine Celebration. Each guest had a link to this virtual event and it is our hope that each family gathered to enjoy the special night," Settlemyre continued. As each car turned into the parking lot at Spencer Friday evening, Emcee Jordon Crowe announced the arrival of the king or queen and the entire group of gathered volunteers cheered, held signs of encouragement, and blew bubbles to celebrate the arrival. Settlemyre said. At the end of the red carpet, each registered guest was crowned with a tiara or crown and given a corsage or boutonniere. The kings and queens were able to pose for some special photographs. The host also set up several games that guests enjoyed from their cars. Each game was on a rolling cart and volunteers were able to move the carts from cart window to the next. The fi nal station was a gift table. All participants received a "Night to Shine" string bag with multiple gifts inside, including a few sensory items, bubbles, chapstick, hand cream, boxes of chocolates, and more. Each parent/caregiver also received a gift bag which contained chocolate candy, a small journal, and a decorative plate which read "Let Your Light Shine." These plates were handmade by volunteers at the Spencer. Families also received a meal box, which contained a tablecloth, plates, napkins, cups, utensils, and a gift card to a local restaurant. These gift cards were donated by members of Spencer Baptist Church so that each family could pick up a meal to take home and celebrate together while they tuned in to the Virtual Celebration event. "Hopefully, we will return to an in-person event at some point where the kings and queens can dance the night away in person, but for now, we wanted to keep everyone as safe as possible and will continue to work with the Tim Tebow Foundation to produce a grand evening," Settlemyre said. "Here at Spencer Baptist Church, we celebrate the fact that we are all sons and daughters of the most high King," said Settlemyer. "We want to show those who are living with special needs that they, too are loved as kings and queens. It is one way that we can spread the love of God to people who might not always feel celebrated." "I was thrilled to see the smiles, and sometimes tears, coming from the faces of the parents and other caregivers," Settlemyer said. Continued on page 3. Article Provided By: Jean Gordon. Photos Contributed. Night to Shine 2022 honors Night to Shine 2022 honors dozens of participants at dozens of participants at Spencer Spencer Baptist Church Baptist Church RUTHERFORD COUNTY'S ONLY WEEKLY NEWSPAPER! RUTHERFORD COUNTY'S ONLY WEEKLY NEWSPAPER! ABOUT THE TIM TEBOW FOUNDATION The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. This mission is being fulfi lled every day through 16 initiatives in the fi elds of Orphan Care + Prevention, Special Needs, Children with Profound Medical Needs, and Anti-Human Traffi cking. To learn more about how the Tim Tebow Foundation is serving the world's most vulnerable and sharing God's love by fi ghting for those who can't fi ght for themselves, visit Amy Briscoe – attending her second Night to Shine event. Merri Nanney – sister of a church members (Jackie Wallace). Merri lives in a group home in Lincolnton. Isaac Lail – this is his second Night to Shine. Louise Fagan. Danielle Tribou (driving) her sister Corinner Tribou. Spencer Baptist Church Church staff (left to right): Linda Tribou, Colby Fagan, Dr. Bruce Caldwell and Kelly Settlemyre.

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