Monday, January 26, 2015

Morrison Park Memorial Donations in Memory of Carl Kenneth Jackson

         Morrison Park has received five wonderful donations in memory of Mr.Carl Kenneth Jackson. They are as follows.
    From Steven L. and Katherine L. Jackson $1,000.00
    From Al Sharber $75.00
    From Eugene R. Hack $75.00
    From Joseph E. and Beverly Smallwood $50.00...
    From Thomas and Kathy Hassee $100.00
         We are so very thankful for these wonderful donations in memory of Mr. Jackson. Every cent of these funds will go directly toward the restoration of the Morrison Park Holiness Camp Meeting in Glasgow, Kentucky. A Memorial page for each donation will be placed in the Memorial Album at the Morrison Library. Carl Jackson was a most faithful and generous supporter of the restoration efforts at the park. It is our plans to especially honor Mr.Jackson when the new tabernacle is constructed. Thanks again for all the support. Sincerely, Gary Bewley

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Loss of A True Angel of Morrison Park, Mr. Carl Jackson

     A true Angel of Morrison Park has died in Louisville Kentucky. Mr. Jackson has been the greatest sponsor and contributor of the restoration effort at the Morrison Park Holiness Camp Meeting in Glasgow Kentucky. Carl was a nephew of Reverend J. L. Piercy, one of the earliest evangelist and supporters of the Morrison Park Camp Meeting. Piercy went around the world in 1909 with his dearest friend Reverend Henry Clay Morrison, the park's founder.
     Mr. Jackson loved Morrison Park, and was so very excited about the restoration which began in December 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson have been Angels to us beyond words and description. Carl. and his son, Steven, (who has also been a great supporter of the park), visited the park last summer, the day before the dedication of the Kentucky Historical Marker which honored the Park and Reverend Morrison. It was such a pleasure to get to meet Mr. Jackson, and to know that he was pleased with all the work and restoration that had thus far been done.
    The Barren County community, the Park Board of Directors and all the many people who have helped and been involved with the restoration of Morrison Park owes much thanks and appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jackson. We could not have even begun to have accomplished all the things that have been done, without their wonderful generosity. We extend to all the Jackson family our deepest condolences, our prayers, and our many thanks for all Mr.Jackson has meant to us. We are very saddened, and feel such a tremendous loss.

    Carl Kenneth Jackson 87 of Louisville, KY died peacefully with family and friends by his side Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville.  Born in Barren Co. he was the son of the late Ernest Harlow Jackson and Nancy “Nannie” Piercy Jackson.
Mr. Jackson was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, Allen Masonic Lodge #24 where he served as past Master and secretary, D.A.V. Chapter #20, American Legion and the V.F.W Post 5906.  He was previously employed in Glasgow at Haynes Furniture, Hall Studebaker Dealer, Ford Furniture, Shirley Furniture and was co-owner of J & F Furniture.  He was manager of the Uptowner Motel in Glasgow and the Holiday Inn in Elizabethtown, KY before later retiring from Lowes Company.  Mr. Jackson also served two terms on the Glasgow City Council.
Survivors include his wife Mary Lou Harris Jackson of Louisville; a son Steve Jackson (Katie) of Nashville; three daughters Ann Attal of Austin, TX, Debbie Payton (Wayne) of Louisville, KY and Kathy Hassee (Tom) of Norwalk, OH; grandchildren Corey Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Aaron Sutherland (Kristy), Marla Kicklighter (Aaron), Scott Hassee (Rebecca), Marissa Walter (Tyler), Travis Payton, Angela Attal, Michael Attal and Malia Attal; great grandchildren Alaysia Jackson and Summer Attal Shields.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Roberta Moran Jackson, a sister Margaret Franklin, three brothers Joe Lee, Thomas and Paul Garnett Jackson, a grandson Mitchell Attal and a son-in-law George Attal.
Funeral services will be 2:00pm CST Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Saturday from 1:00pm until 5:00pm CST at the Arch L. Heady-Hardy Funeral Home 7710 Dixie Hwy. Louisville, KY and on Sunday from 10:00am until time for the services at the A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to the Bethel United Methodist Church or the Morrison Park Camp

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Memorial in Memory of Joe Combest

The Barren River Rod and Gun Club has made a$50.00 donation to the Morrison Park Camp Meeting Restoration, in honor of one of their founders, Mr. Joe Combest. We are very thankful for this donation in memory of Mr. Combest.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Special Visitors To Morrison Park, Tommy and Bobby Morrison

Some of the H.C.Morrison relatives who recently visited Morrison Park included famed race car driver Tommy Morrison, (center), along with his son Bobby.
    Over the years, many names and faces have made history in endurance racing. The name Tommy Morrison is one of the most recognizable. His career includes Corvette racing experience in the SCCA Showroom Stock series, IMSA GTO events, Escort Endurance Series and the Corvette Challenge Series.
Morrison began racing Corvettes on his own, with little or no sponsorship. But Morrison’s day in the sun would come, as would the opportunity of a lifetime. Morrison made history when he and a team of hand-picked endurance drivers set three world records in March 1990 using a Morrison Motorsports ZR-1 with a stock LT5 engine. The Morrison team — which also included Chevrolet's John Heinricy, Jim Minneker and Scott Allman, and drivers Kim Baker, Don Knowles, and Scott Lagasse — set new land-speed and endurance records at time trials at Fort Stockton, Texas . . . some of which had stood for half a century.
Morrison’s 24 hours averaging more than 175 miles per hour bested the previous record, set in 1940, by nearly 15 mph. The ZR-1 set a new world record for both 5,000 miles and 5,000 km. It was a proud moment for Chevrolet and for Morrison. An ad run soon after the event proclaimed “In 24 hours, we did what nobody could do for 50 years.”
Morrison has been one of Corvette’s top promoters for more than three decades, and Morrison Engineering still races Corvettes in endurance races across the country.
Bobby Morrison is a musician /singer with the ministry "Unbroken", who performs in revivals and crusades all over the country. Bobby performed several songs for us at the Morrison Library and is a most talented young man. Morrison hopes to return to the park at some later date, and hopefully someday perform for the public here. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2014 Thank You for A Great Year.

In this time of Thanksgiving and Holiday Cheer, I would like to give special thanks and appreciation for those who have continued to support Morrison Park Holiness Camp-Meeting renovation. This list includes those who have contributed since November 2013.

Carl and Mary Lou Jackson                 Steve and Katherine Jackson
Richard and Carolyn Chambers           Gale Renner
Barren River Rod and Gun Club          Nell Doris Stewart
Mrs. Burl Pitcock                                 Ada Christy
Lyon Hutcherson Jr.                             Maxine Underwood
Joseph M. Hoffman                              Nelson M. Hoffman
Michael J. and Elizabeth Ross             Capt. James A. Simmons
Robert and Loretta Barbour                 Dillard and Mary Rigsby
Louise B. Forsythe                               Tommy Morrison
George and Opel Bowles                      Lanny Whitlow
Floyd Ray Jones                                   Timothy Mullins
(Falling Timber Dairy)                         Nancy Richey
Gary Bewley                                         Marshall Bailey
Omar Barbour                                       Floyd and Ruby Cockerham

   Special thanks to Matt Mutter, Roger Gentry and the Barren County Correctional Center work program for the mowing and weed eating of the park grounds,
     Bob and Edie Bell for all their hard work providing the wonderful flowers that graced the lawns, the donation of many arts and crafts for roller coaster,and many other jobs too numerous to mention.
   Robert Barbour spent many, many hours on the grounds this summer and fall, clearing, cleaning, painting, donations and doing much needed work.
   Tracy Shirley for work on the grounds.
   Delbert Birge for many hours of work on the Restroom building.
   Buck Riddle for many hours of work and contribution of tools and materials to make such a wonderful restroom facility.

   And, A very special thanks to Sandi Gorin, and all the members of the South Central Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society, who provided the funds for the Kentucky Highway Historical Marker honoring Henry Clay Morrison, and Morrison Park.
   We have had a very productive year and have accomplished much. A lot more of the park has been cleared, with many improvements to the grounds. The restroom building is very near completion. 
   The plans for 2015, includes the expanding of electricity to the buildings on the park, and making decisions regarding a design for the reconstruction of a new tabernacle. We will continue to clean and restore the grounds, and we plan to have several worship services this year with guest ministers as the Lord will allow. God bless you all and please continue to pray for our efforts in restoring our dear old Morrison Park Camp-Meeting.    Gary Bewley
For information or contributions, regarding the restoration of Morrison Park, contact:
Gary Bewley
2731 Tompkinsville Rd.
Glasgow, Ky. 42141
PH.  270-834-9553

Monday, September 22, 2014

Memorial Donation to Morrison Park in Memory of George Delma Christy

A donation to Morrison Park restoration was made in the name of George Delma Christy. George was a truck driver and a wonderful neighbor of mine for over 37 years. He will be deeply missed, especially by his dear wife Ada who survives. We extend our prayers and our sympathy to the George Christy family, and  I am honored to be part of this memorial. Sincerely, Gary Bewley

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Morrison Park Memorials in Memory of REV. J.L. PIERCY

Two memorials have been made in memory of Rev. Jehu  (J.L.) Piercy.  Rev. Piercy was a celebrated Methodist Minister and had great ties to the Morrison Park Holiness Camp Meeting. Piercy was converted during the very first camp meeting service in 1900 in the midst of a great thunderstorm and under a powerful sermon by Rev. H.C. Morrison.  Piercy went on to become a prominent, and most respected Methodist minister. In 1909, because of his abilities and his deep friendship with Rev. Morrison he was asked to accompany him on his World Wide Tour of Evangelism. Morrison and Piercy made an arduous, but victorious three month journey through countries, including China, India, Bombay, Korea, and Japan. Rev. Piercy pastored several churches during his lifetime which included, Glasgow Methodist Church, and was always an active evangelist. Reverend Piercy was also the featured evangelist at Morrison Park for many years. Piercy loved to attend the park and eventually built his own lodging cabin for he and his wife to enjoy for the two week annual camp meeting services.The restoration of the Piercy Cabin was one of the first projects to be undertaken in the Morrison Park restoration. Because Piercy was from Glasgow, many of his descendants and close relatives still live and are close by. Much needed donations and generous acts of  kindness have come from his family without whose help the restoration of the Park would not be possible. Carl and Mary Lou Jackson from Louisville have to date donated $3,960.00 to the Morrison Park restoration. Their son Steve Jackson from Nashville, recently made a donation of $1,000.00 dollars as well in memory of Rev. Piercy. We are so thankful for the great support they have shown to this effort, and the enormous trust they have placed upon us as we prayerfully continue the work of restoration. Another relative Rob Barbour has contributed and has been diligently working at the Park grounds, doing a tremendous job. Omar Barbour , a nephew has also been helpful in many ways and provided a lot of informative history on the Piercy family as well as providing copies of the letters Rev. Piercy wrote back home during his world tour in 1909.
   Thanks to these wonderful people, Rev. J. L. Piercy is still living and alive at Morrison Park. The faithful dedicated work Rev. Piercy performed during his lifetime, has prompted his family members to be faithful and dedicated as well to what was important to him. What a beautiful legacy to have, and what a beautiful thing to share. God bless all the Piercy family for all they have done. Lord willing,  the work and generosity of the Peircy family will live on through the generations. We pray, and are thankful Morrison Park can be a part of that legacy God Bless you all. We love you. Gary Bewley

Rev. Piercy ( front row,second from right) and a group pictured during the early 1940's at Morrison Park. Rev. Andrews is left of Piercy, and Andrew's son to his right. Can anyone idenify the others?
Rev. Piercy and his wife Tippie Dougherty Piercy around 1909, the time he traveled with H.C. Morrison around the world.