On Aug. 3, White Springs Baptist Church will be 75 years old.
Since that time at least 40 ministers have gone out from the Erwin Farm-based congregation. And White Springs has been the spiritual home to some of the finest athletes ever to play at Lancaster High School.
Sometimes these two attributes meshed, as in the case of the Rev. Buford Hayes, a 1954 LHS graduate.
Hayes, a receiver, is acknowledged by those who can remember as one of the finest football players ever to don the Blue Hurricane uniform, as the team was known at the time.