Scrapbook, Dec. 28

Published 8:14 am Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Rotary bell ringers

Rotary’s President, Allan Crain, rang the bell for the Salvation Army at Walmart on Thursday, Dec. 8. Rotary’s members rang the bell for the Salvation Army at Walmart’s Home and Pharmacy door four days.  Captain Patrick Richmond, Commander of the Danville Salvation Army and a member of Rotary, announced Friday, Dec. 17 that the Rotary Club’s four-day collections totaled $7,729. Captain Richmond said that the community’s support of the Salvation Army is much appreciated and he believes they will achieve their funding raising goal for 2016.

2016 Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Sodexo Foundation gives $1,000 grant to support Danville-Boyle County Backpack Hunger initiative.
All Sodexo units are encouraged to support hunger initiatives in their communities. We have worked with a few food banks in this area in the past but wanted to put more of a focus on relieving child hunger in Danville and Boyle County. Mike Nagorka found out about the Backpack Program that is supported by Families First. The group provides backpacks of food to children in Danville and Boyle County that are hunger challenged. Many of these kids’ only option for food is when they are at school. When they go home for the weekend they often do not have a full compliment of meals. Food from the food bank is brought to Indian Hills Christian Church where volunteers put together the backpacks for the program. Sodex) has a non-profit entity called the Sodexo Foundation that offers grants for those units that support a Backpack Program. Nagorka made the connection with those who organize the program, and recently the Centre College Sodexo unit is helping by providing the transportation and staff to load the food and deliver it to Indian Hills. Nagorka applied for the grant this past September, and the unit was one of the fortunate accounts that were issued a $1,000 grant to use towards purchasing food and items needed for the kids.
From left, Miguel Rivas, Executive Chef Sodexo-Centre College Dining Service; Kendrick Durham, Assistant Dean of Students at Centre College; Mike Nagorka, General Manager Sodexo-Centre College Dining Service; James Young, Community Friends Food Bank; Julie Cox, Backpack Program at Indian Hills Christian Church; and Betty Jean Burton, Community Friends Food Bank.

From left, Miguel Rivas, Executive Chef Sodexo-Centre College Dining Service; Kendrick Durham, Assistant Dean of Students at Centre College; Mike Nagorka, General Manager Sodexo-Centre College Dining Service; James Young, Community Friends Food Bank; Julie Cox, Backpack Program at Indian Hills Christian Church; and Betty Jean Burton, Community Friends Food Bank.

Advocate on vacation

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Faith and Al Atmore took The Advocate-Messenger with them on their trip to Cape May, New Jersey on Thanksgiving, November 2016.

Telmate Cares makes donation to Kentucky group helping Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew

As part of its Telmate Cares community outreach program, the San Francisco-based corrections company Telmate donated $1,500 to support a dozen volunteers providing relief to Haitians devastated by the effects of Hurricane Matthew.

A week after the Category 4 hurricane storm hammered Haiti in early October, Jailer Barry Harmon of Boyle County Detention Center, Kentucky, began collecting donations for the volunteer effort during the Kentucky Jailers Association (KJA) fall conference. Telmate matched KJA’s $1,500 donation and additional donations were made by local community and church groups. Harmon is a member of Christ Like Agape Ministry (CLAM), a missionary group that’s spent the last three years sponsoring the small village of Port-au-Ceil. 

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Group members will continue to collect and send donations to help rebuild the village. Anyone interested in participating in CLAM’s on-going outreach program can contact Phillip Yates, President of CLAM, at (859) 265-1821 or Phillipyates_1@bellsouth.net. Monetary donations to help victims of Port-au-Ceil may also be mailed to Christ Like Agape Ministries Inc., P.O. Box 638, Burgin, Ky. 40310. Checks should be payable to  “Christ Like Agape Ministries Inc.” or “CLAM.”

Ashley Howard sings at Morning Pointe

At 11 years old, Ashley Howard knows how to use the power of music to reach the hearts of the seniors at Morning Pointe of Danville. 

Ashley brought the spirit of the season, serenading the residents at the senior living and memory care community with the sound of her voice.

At left, singer Ashley Howard, 11, enjoys performing for Morning Pointe of Danville resident Jan Hurt.

At left, singer Ashley Howard, 11, enjoys performing for Morning Pointe of Danville resident Jan Hurt.

As part of the life enrichment program, Morning Pointe invites musicians and performers from all genres to bring the many benefits of music therapy to the seniors. 

At left, singer Ashley Howard, 11, enjoys performing for Morning Pointe of Danville resident Jan Hurt.