Carroll County is a community that responds to the call for help as recently witnessed by the support of the flooded areas of West Virginia and the water quality crisis in Flint, Mich.
The community is stepping up again in wake of the fires in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that have affected locations that hold memories for many local folks. Hurricane force winds started a fire storm that quickly moved from Chimney Top toward the communities of Gatlinburg, Tenn. and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., forcing the evacuation of Gatlinburg.
“A Christmas Carroll” comes to downtown Carrollton Saturday, Dec. 3, with a parade, carriage rides, contests and a bake-off. Organizers encourage all county residents to attend the festivities.
“A Christmas Carroll is the official kickoff to the Christmas season in Carroll County,” according to Sam Burgess, manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program which sponsors the event. “It’s the only public Christmas event going on countywide.”
“We Care, We Share” is the Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc., theme for its 2017 Fundraising Campaign it launched this month as it seeks financial support for 34 area charities for grants totaling over $165,000.
In operation since 1998, the non-profit organization composed of volunteers from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, and Trimble counties seeks pledges and donations from area businesses and industries that helps designated charities give back services to the community.
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.
Busy holiday schedules and travel plans make it more challenging for regular donors to give, and many businesses and organizations postpone hosting blood drives during the holiday season for these same reasons. This can lead to a decline in blood donations, but the need is constant.
The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.