Officials with the Mannington Volunteer Fire Department is inviting area residents to enjoy great food, while supporting a great cause.
Firefighters will be hosting their annual barbeque fundraiser Saturday, October 6th from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the fire department and also from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Crofton at the Country Cupboard parking lot.
Residents will have the option of having barbeque pork or chicken which also includes a side of baked beans, potato salad and slaw to go with the meal.
In addition, residents can purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a laptop.
For more information, contact 270-676-0239.
Officials with the Hopkinsville-Christian County Habitat for Humanity and the Howe-Finley Masonic Lodge #160 will be hosting a BBQ fundraiser next week.
The BBQ fundraiser will take place at the Habitat for Humanity Resale Store parking lot on Friday, October 5th from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 6th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The store is located at 2401 Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Kentuckians will have another way to show their support for libraries.
The second annual local Walk to End Alzheimer’s is tomorrow morning and organizers are expecting another successful event.
James Patterson of the Pennyrile Agency on Aging says families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s approached him a few years ago about organizing a local walk since they had to travel to Clarksville and Muhlenberg County to participate in one of the many walks across the country.
Patterson says several people helped organize the inaugural event, which attracted over 500 people and raised over forty thousand dollars. Patterson says the walk is an opportunity for affected families to come together.
The money raised goes toward Alzheimer’s research through the Alzheimer’s Association and the participating walk teams usually get donations from friends and family, according to Patterson.
There will also be a ceremony to remember those who have been lost to Alzheimer’s. The walk begins at 10am at the Christian County Justice Center and registration will be at 9 o’clock.
Most local residents are familiar with the traditional political debates held each election season by the League of Women Voters at the Bradford Square Mall, but there will be an additional forum next month for General Assembly candidates in the southern Pennyrile.
The League of Women Voters, Economic Development Council, Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance and other entities are hosing a state candidates forum at the Murray State University Hopkinsville campus on October 25th at 11:30.
Every candidate running for the General Assembly in Trigg, Christian and Todd County have been invited to attend. They include State Senator Joey Pendleton and challenger Whitney Westerfield, and the two men running for the state senate in the first district—Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries and former Congressman Carol Hubbard.
Eighth District State Representative John Tilley and challenger Max Sturdivant, Jr. have also been invited, as have 15th District State Representative Brent Yonts and challenger Doctor Marshall Prunty. Sixteenth District incumbent Representative Martha Jane King and challenger Chris Hightower have also been sent invitations. Ninth District Representative Myron Dossett has been invited to speak—though he is unopposed in the election.
Officials say the purpose of the event is to allow local candidates for state office the opportunity to share their vision and plans with the Chamber of Commerce and business leaders across the three county area.