A local health clinic is offering the best of area culinary and visual arts in exchange for a helping hand for those in need of services.
Tickets now are available for the annual Taste of the Heartland fundraiser event for the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties. The event’s popularity created the need to relocate to Pritchard Community Center this year. Taste of the Heartland is set for Aug. 9. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30. Tickets are $50 per person. Sponsorships for the event are available.
Adult Summer Reading Program
The LaRue County Public Library is hosting an Adult Summer Reading Program with weekly drawings for gifts. Stop by the library to complete a ticket for books that have been read. Drawings will be held each Wednesday in July with a grand prize drawing on July 25. For more information, call Tracey Williams at 358-3851.
Sunrise Manor yard sale and backpack program
Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, 717 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.-noon Friday, July 26, to raise funds for the resident vacation program. Volunteers are collecting school supplies and backpacks for children at Hodgenville and Abraham Lincoln Elementary Schools.
Hodgenville United Methodist Church is hosting a health and wellness fair 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24.
The fair, in its third year, is open to the community.
“Last year there were between 120 and 130 people to show up – not including agency representatives (from local health and wellness centers or businesses). This year we have planned for a turnout of 200,” said Susan Phelps, coordinator of the event.
Phelps said 60 percent of those who attend the event are 65-and-older and on a limited income.
The second half of a “split fair” or “Agriculture Day” will be held Saturday, Aug. 3.
4-Hers will display horticulture and crop exhibits 10 a.m.-noon at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. The 4-H poultry show is at 11 a.m. There are divisions for standard, bantam, waterfowl and other (turkey, guinea, geese).
Anyone from the community who would like to “show off their vegetables or canned goods” also can participate, according to Ann “Snookie” Morrison of the LaRue County Fair Board.