The Messenger. 05.29.08 Recently more than 275 people from seven different churches in Troy gathered on a Saturday morning at 8 for breakfast and a devotional before going out into the community to perform 36 different ministry projects. Several teens involved in the project shared their time and effort to assist older residents of the community. Yards were mowed, gutters were cleaned, the playground equipment and pavilion on the square were painted, landscaping was done at Hillcrest Elementary School and Obion County Central High School, 170 cars had their gas pumped, windshields were cleaned, and customers received $5 in free gas. In addition, numerous other projects were performed as the community of Christ came together to share the love of Christ with the community. On the next Sunday all the churches came together for a community celebration service in the commons area at OCCHS. Linda Short, principal of OCCHS, welcomed the group and expressed appreciation to all of the students who spent their Saturday landscaping the school. There was a time of special recognition for Mayor Jimmie Hart, along with the city aldermen, Troy police officers and the volunteer fire department. After a time of singing and prayer led by the ministers from the different churches, everyone enjoyed food and fellowship. The purpose of Sharefest was for churches throughout the community to come together to demonstrate the love of Christ through practical acts of service. Anyone who is interested in getting their church involved in the future may contact the Rev. Vann Kissell at 536-4710. Churches involved in the project included Troy First Baptist, Troy Church of Christ, Blessed Hope Baptist, Troy United Methodist, Greater Vision Church of God, Mount Ararat Cumberland Presbyterian and New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian.