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Hemphill Center receives grant




The Hemphill Community Center has received a $5,000 grant from Appalshop, Inc. as part of its Creative Place Making Partnership. The funds will be used for the Hemphill Community Center Catering Company, which will launch on June 1. Pictured are (seated) Mable Johnson, Chairperson of Hemphill Community Center; Ben Fink of Roadside Theater/Appalshop, and (standing) Gwen Johnson.

The Hemphill Community Center has received a $5,000 grant from Appalshop, Inc. as part of its Creative Place Making Partnership. The funds will be used for the Hemphill Community Center Catering Company, which will launch on June 1. Pictured are (seated) Mable Johnson, Chairperson of Hemphill Community Center; Ben Fink of Roadside Theater/Appalshop, and (standing) Gwen Johnson.

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill-Community Center.

Our big news first. We have thankfully received a grant in the amount of $5,000 from Appalshop, Inc. as part of its Creative Place Making Partnership.

Mable Johnson, Chairperson of Hemphill Community Center, signed the memorandum of understanding with our friend Ben Fink of Roadside Theater/Appalshop at our May 9, monthly community meeting.

The funds will be used to create and supply Hemphill Community Center Catering Company, which will launch on June 1. We are very proud to be a part of the “Creative Culture Hub” Appalshop is creating.

We are pleased to be able to provide a family-friendly venue for music and food. We believe in food as a creative art form and look forward hopefully to partnerships within and outside our community in this new fund-raising effort.

We plan to employ folks out of our community part time and as needed for this work. All proceeds will fund our efforts at Hemphill Community Center. Many thanks to Appalshop, Inc. and Ben Fink.

The Senior Fellowship continues to be a blessing to all who participate. The seniors are doing the work themselves and joyfully serving one another. We are so glad to provide a place for this sweet gathering of awesome elders each week on Tuesday at 10 a.m. All folks age 60 and over are cordially invited to take part in this event.

Friday Nite Pickin’ was another really fun time. The Country Troubadours really “knocked it out of the park” again. We all had a great time and we had visitors from all over eastern Kentucky and southwest Virginia.

It’s a great place for singles and a great place to meet new friends. We urge you to attend.

Schedule of events:

May 20, at 7:30 p.m., Cross Country Bluegrass will return for a great night of country and bluegrass. Come on out and dance or just sit and tap your toes to the wonderful music of this awesome group of singer/pickers. You will be well pleased with what you experience if you will join us.

May 24: Senior Fellowship 10 a.m.

May 27: Dawson Creek.

Coal Miner’s Memorial Homecoming and Candlelight Ceremony May 28, with open mic at ceremony for the fallen miners at approximately

7:30 pm. Contact Rob (606) 855-4075 for more information.

Hemphill

This event is admission free to the public, however, concessions will be sold. This is a collaborative effort of the Coal Miners Monument Committee and community partners. Please bring your chair and your friends. Singing aloud and dancing encouraged.

June 1: Senior Fellowship 10 a.m.

June 4: Will Caudill and RT 7.

June 8: Senior Fellowship 10 a.m.

June 11: The Country Troubadours.

June 15: Senior Fellowship 10 a.m.

Friday Nite Pickin’: Children get in free when accompanied by an adult. Open mic at intermission. Target audience country, folk, bluegrass, and Americana in a family-friendly environment.

Hemphill Community Center is located at the old Hemphill Grade School building at 2514 Hwy 317, Jackhorn, KY 41825.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs 17:21-23.


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