The old Sunrise Manor opened in 1967 and, almost immediately, people from the community wanted to be involved in helping. Residents have a better quality of life. Sons and daughters, brothers and sisters at first, then people that just wanted to help those less fortunate than themselves.
Some of these volunteers became residents themselves. I know two past volunteers who are currently residents now. You just never know in life when you may need help.
Thought for the week: One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that make you sad.
Out and About in Hodgenville: On August 24, my cousin Rosetta LaFollette and I worked the booth of LaRue County Chamber of Commerce at the Kentucky State Fair. I love doing that, met some interesting people, which happen to be kin to me or kin to the person that was just at the booth, and mostly from New Haven, what a small world.
The County Quilt Club will meet monthly at the Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville on the 2nd Wednesdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring a project to work on or any recent quilt work to show and share. During the next meeting on September 9, Myra Vance will be demonstrating a twisting pinwheel design. The free event is open to everyone.
Alice Lee Thomas was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital and released last week. She’s doing fairly well at home. Thursday, September 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. will be a Pulled Pork Barbecue lunch at Lane Lincoln CME Church. Menu consists of pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, chips, pickle dessert and bottled water. For more information contact Kaye Curle at 270-766-8815 or 270-358-8138 to pre-order. Anyone interested in the Homecoming DVD morning services contact Kathy Turner.
The Friends of the Library donated Spanish for Kids: The Complete Collection - DVDs to the library in memory of Annetta Rafferty. Annetta was a member of the Friends of the Library. In photo, Youth Service Librarian Crystal Packard is shown giving the DVD to children involved in the library’s homeschool program.
Employees of Affordable Painting, Drywall and Home Improvement of Louisville, KY are sub-contracting for Houchens Industries to give Houchens Plaza on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville, a fresh coat of new paint. Recently, the parking lot was also sealed and restriped.