Friends of the Town Clock
Second Baptist Church is a historical church building with ties to the Underground Railroad. The steeple was used as a guide for those seeking freedom as they came for shelter while waiting to move on to a free state.
The Friends of the Town Clock Church was established in 2013 to maintain and make money for the upkeep of the historical building. They raised $175,000 to re-create the steeple which was destroyed by a lightning strike in 1915. To date they have raised $725,000 for the restoration saving the building from condemnation. The roof, clock tower, stained glass windows, doors and exterior lanterns were restored and the entire building was painted.
The Second Baptist Church recently won the 2018 Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration.
Town Clock Church
Second Baptist Church
300 E Main Street, New Albany
Schedule a tour by calling (812) 945-3814
Sunday Worship, 11am
The Best of Louisville event not only recognizes excellent businesses and people in Louisville, but also raises money for UofL's Brown Cancer Center. The center's goal is to make cancer a disease of the past through cutting-edge care, innovative clinical trials and cancer prevention efforts. They discover new ways to defeat even the most complex cancers, using treatments that are only available at a handful of specialized cancer centers around the world.
Funds raised for the cancer center from the Best of Louisville event will specifically go to the M. Krista Loyd Resource Center, a place for patients and families to receive much-needed resources such as transportation and lodging assistance; wigs, scarves and prosthetics; and a variety of therapies, education and support.
33rd Annual Best of Louisville Party
Fun, food and celebration
Live music by The Louisville Crashers
Thursday, July 12, 6:30-10pm
C2 Event Venue, 225 E Breckenridge Street
$50, food and drink tastings, cash bar, complimentary copy of Louisville Magazine's July "Best of Louisville" issue
Benefits the M. Krista Loyd Resource Center at UofL Brown Cancer Center