North Shelby Baptist Church seniors enjoy a visit to Noccalula falls. Front to back are Sherry Hartman, Jean Tate, Jo Ann Hyde, Mary Murphy, Lori Ogle. (contributed)
North Shelby Baptist Church seniors enjoy a visit to Noccalula falls. Front to back are Sherry Hartman, Jean Tate, Jo Ann Hyde, Mary Murphy and Lori Ogle. (contributed)

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North Shelby Baptist seniors young at heart

Published 2:57pm Monday, July 15, 2013

By SHELBA NIVENS / Community Columnist

They may be no longer young in years, but they are Young at Heart. Or, so says the name of the senior citizens group at North Shelby Baptist Church. And, according to some of the activities of the Young at Heart group, they still have the stamina of the young in body and spirit.

For one of their monthly outings this spring, the group toured the covered bridges of Blount County and visited Noccalula Falls. This month they’re touring the new Regions Park in Hoover and the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, said Jo Ann Hyde, who helps her husband Hollis, chairperson of this year’s seniors group, plan activities.

They meet every third Thursday, she said. Every other month they go someplace and at other times they have covered-dish dinners. Sometimes, along with dinner, they have table games. One night they had a catfish dinner and one a soup dinner with entertainment by Jerry Ryan of the well-known musical group “Three On a String.”

Another group, who calls themselves “The Lunch Bunch,” goes out to lunch together once a month, Jean Tate told me.

“Young at Heart” is a ministry of North Shelby Baptist Church. A church committee appoints the Chairperson for the group, Jo Ann said. Leadership will change in September. In the meantime Jo Ann and Hollis Hyde are busy planning activities to keep North Shelby Baptist seniors “Young at Heart.”

You can find the church on the web at NorthShelbyBaptist.org or on the church’s facebook page. Phone number is 995-9056.

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