Many young ladies in Clay County dream of the day they will attend prom. Unfortunately, many do not have the money to afford a prom dress.
God’s Closet, ran by Manchester Baptist Church, has stepped up to help these girls. Donations are brought in and each girl that needs a dress is given a day of pampering by their personal prom consultant. The girls are given the opportunity to pick out a dress, try it on, model it to their families, then pick coordinating shoes, jewelry, purses and makeup.
Mandy Thompson, a Juliette Girl Scout, answered the call when the Heartland Girl Scout Service Center sent out an e-mail asking girls to send expressions of friendship to their sister Scouts in Japan by making origami cranes. The Girl Scouts of Japan made and mailed thousands of cranes to the US after the 9/11 tragedy to express friendship and peace. Thompson folded about 100 cranes.
Kevin Shank, Christina Shank, Andrew Rhinehart and Jacqueline Hawkins will be performing a free classical guitar concert with special guests 3 p.m. April 3 in the Science Auditorium of Elizabethtown Community College. The concert is free and open to the public.
Kevin Shank retired from the Army Band in 2005 and pursued a Master’s degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Louisville. While in the Army, Kevin had the opportunity to perform for many dignitaries including George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell and Ambassador Shirley Temple-Black.
Wyatt Sherrard, 9, representing Hodgenville's Cub Scout Pack 151, presents a $722 donation to Sharon Thompson, Manager, Hardin/LaRue American Red Cross. The Scouts held a car wash on March 19 to raise money for the American Red Cross, designated for the victims of those affected by the Japan earthquake/tsunami of March 11.
Gail Bishop, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Gulf Islands National Seashore, began a 120-day detail as acting superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on Feb. 28.
Former Superintendent Keith Pruitt, who managed the park during the Lincoln Bicentennial, retired last month and relocated to Arizona.
Acting Superintendent Bishop began her permanent career in the National Park Service at Ford’s Theater National Historic Site in Washington, D. C. which observes Lincoln’s assassination on April 15, 1865.
Friendship Baptist Church is holding a children’s art auction Sunday, with all proceeds going to charities chosen by the young artists.
Participating artists are Sarah Cooper, Kaleigh Graham, Tyler Foster, Patricia Keys, Catherine Spalding, Jake Skaggs, Hannah Boggs, Christian Veirs, Sally Polin and Peyton Foster.
Artwork will be sold to the highest bidder and autographs of the artists will be available for $1 donation.
Jimmie Lee is the auctioneer.
Nationally acclaimed poet Nikky Finney will read from her new book, "Head Off & Split," at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Room 212, Regional Postsecondary Education Center, at 4:30 p.m. March 29. There will be a public reception for her prior to the event at 3:30 p.m. and a book signing after the reading. The event will be held in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center.