Whitesburg KY

Lions Club focuses on family

The Whitesburg Lions Club celebrated its recent officer installation with a hayride in keeping with the 2011 focus for Lions Club International, family involvement.

Andrea Allen, a 2011 graduate of Letcher County Central High School, received the 2011 Kendall Boggs Memorial Scholarship and attends Bellarmine College in Louisville in pursuit of a degree in nursing. She is the daughter of the Rev. Tim and Pam Adams Allen of Isom. Kendall Boggs was a longtime educator in Letcher County as well as a charter member of the Whitesburg Lions Club.

Applications are being accepted for the club’s Gurtha Boatwright Scholarship. The $500 scholarship is designated in honor of Gurtha Boatwright, fondly remembered for many years in kindergarten instruction at the Whitesburg Presbyterian Church, with $250 issued per semester. High school seniors may apply and information is available from high school counselors. The deadline for applications is February 29.

The Whitesburg Lions Club expressed thanks to all who visited its booths at both the Mountain Heritage Festival in Whitesburg and the Indian Summer Art/Folk Festival in Jenkins. The winner of the Great American Outdoor Package drawn at the Mountain Heritage Festival was Juanita Spangler, an educator with the Letcher County Board of Education. Winners of the weather radios at the Indian Summer Art/Folk Festival were Joey Finnegan of Letcher Elementary and Heather Boggs-Meade of Isom. Funds raised during these activities are used to meet various needs within the community, such as the scholarships, a donation to the LCC German- American Program to assist in expenses incurred when 10 German students visited Letcher County during October, and the purchase of eight vision exams and eyewear since July.

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