The Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby spoke at the Hubbard Cemetery fundraiser Oct. 11 at LaRue County High School. Cosby is senior pastor of St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville – a church with about 10,000 members.
The fundraiser provides for the upkeep of the cemetery on College Street in Hodgenville.
Hope McNeill, who helped organize the fundraiser, said about 200 people attended and $1,420 was raised. The program still is receiving donations and Cosby declined his speaker’s fee, donating it back to the cemetery fund.
A meal was served after Cosby’s presentation.
“We had fish that Lefty Warren caught and several people donated fish,” said McNeill in an e-mail. “Wal-Mart furnished the chicken. Wal-Mart associates furnished salad, fish, oil, pies, cakes and money. Women from both First Baptist and Lane Lincoln furnished salad and vegetables. Several teachers also made cakes and pies and brownies. Coke furnished water and Coke, diet and regular.”
The organizers presented Cosby with a cornhole game to express their appreciation, McNeill said.
“He never heard of it and of course never played it,” she said. “It was made by Harold and Vicki Skaggs.”
Next year’s fundraiser will be Sept. 26 at First Baptist Church.