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Come on out and have breakfast with us!

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By Pat Wallace

Things are really busy at the Chamber. Summer brings so many fun things to do in Henry Co. Coming up on July 30 is the Harvest Showcase, and the committee for this great event is planning for bigger and better things.

The Chamber is also planning its big breakfast. We will begin serving our annual country ham, Henry County eggs from Lazy Hen Farm in Pleasureville, biscuits and gravy, home grown tomatoes and choice of coffee, juice or water, for $8 at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, July 30. If you would prefer just a biscuit and ham sandwich with choice of drink, it can be purchased for $5 or two or $6. Drinks with no food are $1.

This is a big fundraiser for the Chamber so we can keep our dues reasonable and still do our projects. We thank our sponsors for this: Lazy Hen Farm (James Payton and Dave Davidson); Dairy Queen of Eminence. Cook’s Pharmacy/True Value Hardware, and Polly Troxell. Jason Scriber, family and friends will be cooking just as they have since we began doing the breakfast. Everyone is welcome. This breakfast is sponsored by the Chamber but it is for anyone who wishes to enjoy some good Henry County food. Please come by the kitchen at the fairgrounds to see us, and invite your family, friends and out of town guests.

Our car show is Aug. 20 and we look forward to a day with no rain. If you have friends or family with a classic car, invite them to bring it and maybe they will win a trophy for Top 60 or even the best of their type of vehicle. Registration is $15, but spectators are free. We will have a cake walk, 50-50 and lots of good music from the ’50s and ‘60s. Rick Johnson, our DJ, will have games and prizes for the children. Save the date, and help me pray for a nice day.

Our Leadership Henry County class has a nice project to add to the recreation offered in Henry County. Tommy Lanham, Daniel Lowry, Lee Ann Armstrong, Brenda Fox, Travis Buchanan and Zach Woods, received their diplomas at our June 28 networking dinner.

Tommy explained to the crowd that Disc Golf is something that could add to Henry County’s activities for the whole family. It is a safe, low impact workout for both males and females of all ages. It is easy to learn and can be played with a Frisbee. The class wants to put this nine-hole course at the Harry Hill Park (where the ball fields are located, but this would have no impact on ballgames). They are looking for sponsors who would have their names on each tee and would be advertising for the sponsors. Each hole will cost $500 to build the tee and buy baskets and signs. This is great advertising for businesses or groups. Disc golf is like regular golf, but the Frisbee is much easier to get in the basket than it is to get a golf ball in the hole.

Our fiscal year begins each July, and that is when we have new board members and a new president. Our new board members are Mary Ann Herrell of Torrey Smith Realty and Elza “Catfish” Roberts, representing our associate members. Our new president is Josh Clubb of Brammell and Clubb Law Office. We welcome them, but we also say goodbye to two fine board members, Beverly Potter and Missy Young. They have served the Chamber well and we thank them for the many things they did to help make the Chamber a good organization. We also thank Virgil Price, our outgoing president, who has also been a wonderful president and has given so much to the Chamber, both in time and sponsorships.

We welcome new member A. J. Nelson, agent for Ky. Farm Bureau Insurance. He can be reached at 845-2800 or 502-667-2434. Another new member is Renee and Company Photography,  878-4740.

Please think about joining the Chamber and help us to make Henry County the best place to be.