Visit with the Chamber at upcoming events

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By Pat Wallace

The Henry County Chamber is hard at work getting ready for upcoming events. The public is invited to all of these, and we hope you can find time to come enjoy some good Henry County hospitality.

On July 26 the Chamber will be hosting a Harvest Showcase Breakfast of Henry County eggs, Henry County cured ham, biscuits, gravy, homegrown tomatoes, and coffee for just $6. Water and orange juice is $1. Variations of this meal are also available. Everyone is invited to come out and start the day with a country breakfast. This originally started as a way to help the early risers who were setting up their booths, but we want all attendees to come enjoy this once a year treat.

On August 23 (rain date Aug. 24), we will be having our biggest fundraiser of the year, our annual classic car show sponsored by Eminence Dairy Queen. We are hoping the gas prices will not keep the many classic cars, tractors, motorcycles and spectators from attending. Harry Hill Park will come alive with vehicles that many have not seen for years, and our youth have never seen. Admission is free to spectators, and entertainment by DJ Rick Johnson will keep the children entertained with hula-hoop contest, ring toss, and the funky chicken dance. Adults and children can join in the cakewalk where you can win delicious homemade cakes. Food provided by KMRT (Mike and Karen Paris) will also be available, and the shade of both the trees and shelters make this a perfect place for a family outing. If you have a classic car, truck, tractor or motorcycle to show, there is a $15 registration fee, but you can win one of the top 50 trophies sponsored by great Chamber members. The Chamber Board thanks all the many sponsors who have contributed to making this a successful event. More information is available by calling the Chamber office at 502-845-0806. Flyers are available with all the classes and sponsors’ names.

The Chamber will also have a single booth at the Ky. State Fair August 14-24. Henry Co. tourism spots will be highlighted. Be sure to stop by the South Wing and check out our booth. Thanks to the Henry Co. Farm Bureau for their sponsorship.

Our next networking dinner is Sept. 4 at the Smith-Berry Winery.

Leadership Henry County is looking for people interested in learning about our county and all it has to offer. If you would like an application, call the office.

We also have Historic Images of Henry County ($50 + tax) available. Remember that when these are sold, there will be no more copies available. So many times we think we will just get it later, and then are disappointed when there are no more copies. We also have a few copies of our cookbook, Sharing Henry County’s Heritage ($10 plus tax), but they too are in limited number.

Membership in the Chamber is open to businesses, individuals interested in supporting our county, non-profit organizations and churches. Applications are available at our office at 11 N. Main, right on the corner by the flashing four-way stop light. Come by and see our displays of Henry County memorabilia. Normal hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. There are many times when meetings interfere with this schedule, so you might want to call 502-845-0806 if you have to come a distance.