On Feb. 21, Kentucky Boy/Cub Scouts were invited to attend Scout Day at the State Capitol in Frankfort. Five local 1st grade Cub Scouts from Pack 418 in Carrollton were granted an excused educational absence from school to attend the all-day event. The boys toured the Capitol, including the Senate chambers, House chambers, Kentucky Supreme Court Room and state Law Library, along with the governor’s office and mansion.
I have had lots of visitors lately, and I have had to plan menus that are easy to prepare and quick. One particular family member flew in from California late in the afternoon. We had plans for 7:00 p.m. and they had not had anything to eat on the plane. Actually, they had been given a menu to choose from (they had to pay for their meal), but everything they chose, the flight attendant said they didn’t have. Consequently, they had nothing to eat. It pays to plan ahead.
A record crowd attended the Carroll County Animal Support’s annual chili supper held at Family Worship Center Saturday.
The event raised more than $4,500 to benefit the homeless animals in Carroll County. The event was renamed “The Nelda Vannarsdall Annual Chili Supper.” Vannarsdall passed away last year, leaving a huge void in the organization’s fundraising activity.
Ingredients for the chili and sandwiches were donated, and the food was made on site. Baked goods were donated from a number of people and organizations.
Since this column falls just after President’s Day, I decided to continue with my topic from last week on focusing our former presidents Washington and Lincoln.
I mentioned in my previous column that Lincoln sometimes had a problem even remembering to eat. He ate when his wife, Mary, encouraged him, but was usually so engrossed in problems with politics and power, that he often forgot to eat unless it was put in front of him.