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CHURCH NEWS &
|Cherokee United Baptist Church
will host a benefit singing for Cledus Coffey Saturday
December 5th at 6:00PM. Everyone is invited.
|The Lord's Cafe serves free
lunch to those in need in the community every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 11:00AM-1:30PM at their
location in the former Blue Heron Restaurant building,
next to Parkland Motel. They also have their weekly
grocery giveaway Monday for letters A-I, Wednesday for
letters J-Q, and Friday for letters R-Z starting at
3:00PM each day. Photo ID is required.
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS &
|The Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program is currently accepting applications
in alphabetical order based on the first letter of the
head of household's last name at 431 Big M Plaza in
Whitley City. When applying bring your most recent
heating bill, social security numbers for each household
member and proof of all household income for the
preceding month. The schedule to apply includes "M" Nov 30th; "N" Dec 1st; "O" & "P" Dec 2nd; "Q"
& "R" Dec 3rd; "S" Dec 4th & 7th; "T" Dec 8th; "U" "V" &
"W" Dec 9th; and "X" "Y" & "Z" Dec 10th. For information
|"The Giving Tree" is at
the McCreary County Public Library through
December 18th collecting items to be distributed to
local children during the holidays. Items accepted
include hats, scarves, gloves, socks and mittens. Items
can be placed on the tree, given to the library staff or
given to David Matthews at the Community
Education/Volunteers in Public Schools office at the
former preschool in Pine Knot.
|Pine Knot Community Watch will
meet Thursday December 3rd at 7:00PM at the Pine Knot
Fire House. Everyone is welcome.
|The McCreary County Fair Board
will host a Christmas auction Friday December 4th at
6:00PM at the Eagle Community Center on Highway 90. All
proceeds will help send local youth to 4-H camp next
|The Love Project will be
hosting a giveaway at the Lord's Gym on Saturday
December 5th from 8:00AM-5:00PM including clothes,
coats, shoes, toys and food. ID with a valid address is
required to receive items. All in need are welcome.
|North McCreary Fire Department
will host a benefit Christmas auction Saturday December
5th at 6:00PM with all proceeds going to buy items for
the children at the Beulah Mountain Children's Home this
Christmas. For information or to donate call Chief
Timothy Perry at 423-223-6738.
|McCreary County's WinterFest
will host a Christmas tree lighting on the courthouse
lawn Friday December 4th at 6:00PM, including a
performance by the McCreary Central High School Band. A
"WinterFest Craft Fair" will also be held Saturday
December 5th from 10:00AM-2:00PM at Milton's Catering
Hall, between the Uptown Opry and the bank in downtown
Whitley City. For information call the McCreary County
Tourism office at 606-376-3008 or e-mail
|McCreary County's WinterFest is
sponsoring a "Christmas Trail Decorating Challenge" for
businesses and residences countywide. It is free to
enter. Register by contacting the McCreary County
Tourism office at 376-3008, e-mail
or stop by weekdays 12:30-4:30PM.
|The Mountain Craft Center on
Highway 90 will host its Christmas Open House Friday
December 11th through Sunday December 13th with craft
displays, demonstrations, sales and more.