I was recently approached about answering the question, “Why do you volunteer”? I don’t have a definitive answer to the question or perhaps there are many answers. I will give some responses and let you decide.
I was raised by parents with a giving spirit. My mother was a 4-H leader, a homemaker’s demonstration was given in our home trying to get the organization started, and my father was active in Farm Bureau, the county fair and served as monitor of our little country school. Many teachers lived with my family while teaching at Kennady School.
I would like to pose a question to LaRue Countians: How willing should we be to help those who are hurting? Maybe it’s someone at work, a neighbor, a friend or someone in our own family. I’m sure we all try to help someone in need. Here at the nursing home volunteers try to help residents enjoy life even more than they normally would. We as volunteers would like to invite you to join us in helping those who are hurting.
The Rotary Club of Hodgenville welcomed District Governor Mike Kull to their weekly meeting, on July 23. He enjoyed the one on one time with one of the 57 Rotary clubs in the western district of Kentucky.
The local club was able to share with Governor Kull information about the many service projects that the Rotary club has participated in during the last year.
The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 270-358-4311 or email Viola Riggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LaRue County Public Library will have a free program on Computer Questions at 5:30 p.m., July 30. Please write down two questions about computers that you want answered. Call 270-358-3851 to register.
Back to School Supply Closet
A back-to-school supply closet will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office for LaRue County students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Bring a supply list and the names of each student’s teachers. For more information, call 270-401-9224.
Thought for the week: One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
Out and about in Hodgenville: Congratulations to Jimmy and Janis Rogers on their 50th wedding anniversary.
On July 25, I spent the day with good friend Daphne Hatcher in Campbellsville; we ate out at Creek Side. Happened to run into friends Mike and Jean Judd, and it was so great to see them. I talked to Carrie Kidd over the weekend, who told me her brother, Eugene DeSpain of Gray, Tenn., had died on July 17.