On September 27, 2022 we celebrated 50 years in our current ABA building on North State Line Avenue in Texarkana, Texas. Part of the festivities included the Baptist Sunday School Committee opening a time capsule that was placed into the foundation in 1972.
At the 50 year celebration, we were privileged to hear from Bro. David Butimore, Chairman of the BSSC, from Bro. Terry Parrish, who has written a history of the ABA from 1972-2022 which will be included in the Time Capsule, and from Bro. Dean Grigsby, who has served as Business Manager of Bogard Press for the last four years.
A video of the celebration is available to watch below!
On top was a thick peice of granite measuring roughly 4-5 inches thick. That had been set into a foundation of wet concrete to seal the capsule.
Thank you to Cody Burt, John Burt, and Ken Stewart from Memorial Arts for all their hard work removing this time capsule.
Baptist Sunday School Commitee Members.
From Left to Right.
Front: Phillip Miller, Dean Grigsby, John Yoho, David Butimore, Wayne Hunter, Caleb Wood, Steve Butler, Terry Parrish, Dennis Richey, Micah Carter
Back: John Tarter, R. L. Clark, Mack Peercy, Todd Dornan, Ray Meigs, Eric Sutton, Richard Merritt, Mark Clements
Tape of Dedication Service - December 28, 1972
Architecht list from original ABA Buildling.
Underneath was a copper casket with around 80 artifacts inside.
For a closer look at all the items in the time capsule, click on one of the links below to see all the items in that category.