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With several notable attendants, such as guest speaker, basketball legend, and Madisonville native, Travis Ford, 1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield, Mayor Will Cox, as well as a local sports radio “hero,” Bob Mays, the celebratory dinner brought out approximately 250 people according to Habitat’s Executive Director, Heath Duncan.

“The dinner went really well and we are really pleased with the turnout we had,” said Duncan. “Bob Mays was our emcee for the night—he did great and kept it flowing well—and Travis Ford had some good things to say. I think our donors were really excited about seeing Travis, and that’s nice, because they give us our funding, so it was nice to give back to them.”

The majority of Travis’ speech at the dinner “was really about where he had been, what he was doing now, and how excited he was to be back home,” explained Duncan. “Travis thought and asked, ‘what better reason to go back home, than to come back and try and help Habitat raise some money?’ Of course, he really had some good things to say about Habitat, because he had worked on some Habitat houses when he was at UK—I think that was his first experience with Habitat. When he played basketball there, Travis said that Coach Pitino had taken the whole team out to work on some houses.” 

Also during the dinner, Congressman Whitfield presented the Jones family, which will be receiving Habitat’s 50th home on S. Spring St., with a flag that had been flown over the capitol building. Whitfield also presented members of our local Habitat for Humanity with a certificate honoring their generous contributions to our community.

As of right now, Duncan also explained that the Hopkins County Habitat for Humanity is close to reaching their fundraising goal of $50,000 with an overall total of $46, 500 as of this report. Additionally, Duncan explained that more funds are coming in everyday and that they are really happy with how much support they have gotten from our community during these difficult economic times.

To find our more on the Hopkins County Habitat for Humanity, like how to donate, visit their official website at www.hopkinscountyhabitat.org or call them at (270) 825-1565.

Luke Short
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