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Putting on the Ritz: Rescue Mission plans to serve Thanksgiving meal on white tablecloths

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Lexington Rescue Mission is looking for help to put on the best ever annual Community Thanksgiving Meal at Broadway Christian Church. This year the goal is to surprise everyone with white-tablecloth service and candlelight.   The Wednesday, Nov. 26, meal …

Third ‘Boo to You’ Halloween party for Kosair Charities moves to Kentucky Renaissance Fair

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  “Boo to You” Halloween extravaganza benefiting Kosair Charities has outgrown its regular location and moved this year to the Kentucky Renaissance Fair at 955 Elm St. in Eminence. The third annual event runs from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. …

Asbury UMC in Highland Heights hosts 36th annual crafts fair for local and world missions

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Asbury United Methodist Church in Highland Heights will host a Trunk or Treat! celebration on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 2-4 p.m. and their annual United Methodist Women Craft Fair two weeks later on Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8. …

Covington teenager ‘cashes in’ for charity by collecting canned goods in a funeral hearse

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  By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   His family’s house has become a Halloween attraction on Main Street in Covington.   Known for its over-the-top and elaborate display that seems to grow every year, the Webster house is a …

Haile Foundation grant supports Latonia Elementary’s Community Learning Center

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Covington Partners has received a $50,000 grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation to continue the Community Learning Center at Latonia Elementary School.   Covington Partners, formerly Covington Partners in Prevention, was founded in 1999 …

KHSAA expands partnership with Special Olympics Kentucky to include all sports

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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics Kentucky announced a new partnership this week, unveiling plans to develop unified sports opportunities in Kentucky for intellectually disabled student-athletes.   For the last four years, the KHSAA has conducted adapted …

Community baby shower in Georgetown gives attendees free carrier, diapers, baby book

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WellCare Health Plans Inc. invites new and expectant moms in the Georgetown area to its community baby shower at the Scott County Health Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 4-6 p.m. Attendees will receive a free Boba Wrap child carrier …

Grant gives GLSEN Bluegrass chance to host 2015 conference for LGBT youth and families

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The Bluegrass Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network has received an $18,000 grant from the Kentucky System to Enhance Early Development to host a conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth and their families. The conference …

Kentucky CancerLink gets big fundraising boost from ‘roast’ featuring Calipari, Hall

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  Kentucky CancerLink hosted a fundraiser featuring a roast of former University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach Joe B. Hall on Oct. 2 featuring an appearance by current Wildcat coach John Calipari.   The “Hot Seat for Hope” fundraiser was …

BIG BOLD GOAL: It’s big, it’s bold, and UWBG’s Bill Farmer means to make it matter

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  By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   William “Bill” Farmer made a big move in 2009 from the corporate world to the nonprofit world when he became president and CEO of United Way of the Bluegrass. Even now, he admits …