Saturday, February 24th
Fresh Start Farms
4109 Sonora Road, Hodgenville, KY
Tickets on sale now!
$20 per person thru Friday, February 16
$25 per person after Friday, February 16
Purchase 8 tickets and reserve a table!
Dinner from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Live music featuring Brian Williamson and dancing from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm
A portion of the proceeds from this event will be used to purchase prom tickets for deserving LCHS students!
******CHAMBER LUNCHEON POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS******
NEW DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018
JANUARY LUNCHEON SPONSORED BY LINCOLN NATIONAL BANK
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
12 PM TO 1 PM
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 730 TONIEVILLE ROAD
PRESENTATION BY LARUE COUNTY EMS
CATERED BY LAHA’S
$8 WITH RSVP OR $10 AT THE DOOR
TO RSVP CONTACT THE CHAMBER OFFICE AT 270-358-3411
The City of Hodgenville and LaRue County Chamber of Commerce
invites you to Light Up Hodgenville on Friday, December 1st
from 5:00-7:00 pm
Free carriages rides, free face painting, a live nativity,
free hot chocolate and cookies from 5:00-7:00 pm
The Light Up ceremony will take place at 6:00 pm with live
music, story time with Mrs. Angela, greetings from community
leaders, lighting of the Christmas tree and the arrival of
United Way of Central Kentucky is recruiting community volunteers to replenish Backpack Program bags for the Give a Day for Hunger event beginning on Tuesday, October 11th and ending on Saturday, October 15th at Feeding America’s Volunteer Center, located at 300 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.
This volunteer event is appropriate for even the kiddos– ages 5+ with parent supervision.
**In order to make sure we have enough space and work for everyone to do, businesses, schools, churches, and larger groups are encouraged to volunteer during the week while families and individuals are encouraged to volunteer on Saturday. However, please pick whichever date works best for you!
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Ashley Tiemann at 270.737.6608 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBB Warns: Beware of Scams Surrounding Hurricane Matthew
Scammers pretend to represent charitable efforts
Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning those who want to help victims of Hurricane Matthew to be cautious when giving money or other assistance to charities. Fundraising efforts are already showing up on crowdfunding sites like Gofundme.com. While some efforts are legitimate, others are scammers posing as fake charities to take advantage of those who want to help.
“When a naturual disaster like this occurs, scam artists come out of the woodwork,” says Reanna Smith-Hamblin, President/CEO of the BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana and Western KY. “If you want to give, do your homework first, to be sure your donation is helping the right people.”
The best way to help is to donate money to a reputable humanitarian organization that has a long history of responding to local, national, and international disasters. The BBB offers the following tips to help you decide where to direct donations:
- Be cautious of organizations with copy-cat names. They may be similar, but not exactly the same as the reputable charities.
- Be cautious when giving online to unfamiliar charities. Many fake websites are set up after disasters, to “raise money.” All they are doing is stealing your personal information.
- Be cautious of emails and social media. Spam messages and emails may claim to link to a relief organization, or have attachments in the emails that contain a virus. Posts on social media may claim to show “never seen before” pictures of the disaster area, taking you to a fake website where personal information may be stolen.
- Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups. You may want to avoid the middleman and give directly to charities that have a presence in the region. Check out the ultimate recipients of the donations to ensure that the organizations are equipped to effectively provide aid.
- Be wary of claims that 100 percent of donations assist victims. All charities have fund-raising and administrative costs. Even a credit card donation will involve, at a minimum, a processing fee.
- Rely on respected experts to evaluate a charity. Be cautious when relying on third-party recommendations such as bloggers, because they may not have fully researched the listed relief organizations. BBB provides a Wise Giving Guide to charities at www.bbb.org/charity. The guide shows which charities are accredited by the BBB and whether they meet the BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Do NOT be pressured into making contributions, as reputable charities do NOT use such tactics.
For more information on this event, contact Reanna Smith-Hamblin at
502-588- 0043 or email@example.com.
Reanna Smith-Hamblin, President/CEO
Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky
844 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40203
bbb.org Start with Trust®
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The Chamber would like to welcome our newest members who have joined recently! For more information about these great members click on the membership directory!
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