The 2012 “Christmas in August” poker run raised $7,700, with 295 people who participated on 200 motorcycles, and a total of 306 poker hands played. In its three years, this event has raised more than $16,000 for the Carroll County Ministerial Association to use for its community Christmas project benefiting local children and led by Leigh Ann Roberts. Christmas in August Poker run is an annual event held on the third weekend in August.
General Butler State Resort Park will hold their Goldenrod Gala Arts Festival, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, rain or shine, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A family fun event with no admission fees to festival grounds, and free parking. This one day arts festival will feature handcrafted items, local merchants, civic clubs and organizations, variety of demonstrators, food concessions, all day music entertainment, farmers market, plus mini-golf, Ky. Flyer Train and boat rentals are just a few of what will be offered.