WEBSTER COUNTY, KY (12/5/12) – Chester Thomas, the former owner of Advent Mining, now Sebree Mining LLC, was in Dixon Tuesday morning to make a donation of $5,000 to the Webster County Happy Feet Program.
“Happy Feet is a program that helps children who don’t have the finances to buy shoes so they can start school,” said Judge Executive Jim Townsend. “During the school year the Family Resource Center has Happy Feet funds to help those who have a disaster or simply outgrow their shoes.”
The Happy Feet are Learning Feet program was organized by Jerry Baird of Morganfield in 2009. The program works with the Family Resource and Youth Service Center coordinators at each of the schools to identify children who are in need.
“Mr. Thomas contacted us to see if there were any programs that we could use help with,” Towsend said. “He said he wants to pay back the people that worked in his mine and have worked with him in Webster County.” Thomas sold Advent Mining LLC and Steamport Dock to Alliance Resource Partners earlier this year.
“The people of Webster County had faith in what we did,” Thomas said. “I sold my business back in April, but I haven’t forgotten the people of Webster County.” He said that the people of the county contributed to his success, and he is glad to be able to give back to them. “Webster County was a good place to do business,” Thomas said.
J-E News Editor
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