May 1, 2013 —
How much does a meal cost, whether at a restaurant or at home? $2, $5, $10, $20? How about 25 cents? That's right! Twenty-five cents is all it cost to feed a person a meal through the Kids Against Hunger Meal Packs.
On April 20, several volunteers braved the cold and manned the intersection of Carol Malone Boulevard and Main Street to collect the funds needed to buy ingredients for a Kids Against Hunger Meal Pack-a-thon. Grayson showed up in full force during the bucket brigade. I have never been more proud of our small community as I saw windows roll down and hands stretch toward buckets as they got fuller and fuller.
After counting the proceeds I was even more proud and amazed. A total of $1,673 was collected during the three hours. Which adds up to 6,692 meals! The meals that are packed at our next pack -a- thon will be sent to Children's Lifeline Mission in La Digue, Haiti. I can assure everyone that donated that this is a very worthwhile charity. I have seen first hand these meals being accepted and enjoyed by those less fortunate. I have personally fed hungry children their one meal a day from these packs and offered widows packs to feed the children that they must supply food for without assistance. And I guarantee that many will reap the benefits from the donations that were received from the citizens of Grayson.
I can't thank everyone for their great generosity shown during the collection. It really makes it easy to say you are proud to be from Carter County at times like this.
For more information go to www.kidsagainsthunger.org.
Mary Jane Suttles
May 1, 2013 —
- Letters to the Editor
Meals on Wheels only possible thanks to volunteers
At this season of the year, thanks must be extended to all who make Grayson Meals on Wheels a possibility in our community.
Asking for official attention to wire theft
I've been without home phone service for two days because of thieves stealing phone line at Fultz. This is not a new crime, it happens a lot near my grandmother's and my uncle's off the AA highway.
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- Thanks for supporting Miller Rice fundraiser Carter Auto Parts and the family of Oscar and Donna Miller wish to thank everyone who participated in the fundraiser for Cindy Miller Rice on Nov. 23.
Reasons to support a smoke-free Kentucky
As a Board Member of the Kentucky Rural Health Association and a member of the healthcare workforce, I ask Carter County residents and our lawmakers to support a comprehensive smoke-free law this upcoming legislative session.
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Former resident appreciates support during illness
My name is Orville W. Skaggs, Jr. I was born in Grayson in 1947 and went to Gregoryville and Locust schools and Prichard High School. I am now in Inman, SC. As of December 2012 I was told I had bladder cancer and have been treated for it ever since.
East Carter band impresses at annual concerts
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Thanks for supporting Ladies Auxiliary
We would like to thank all of those who participated in the Ladies Auxiliary annual community cookout and silent auction on Saturday Sept. 7, 2013.
Thanks for supporting Chamber's Funtober Fest
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Funtober Fest.
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