SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
Extension Office reps speak at Rotary….fall mums for sale…new members inducted
Rotary President, Steve Montgomery, called the Louisa Rotary Club meeting to order on Thursday, Sept. 3, after Prayer, Pledge, and Four Way Test were said.
Guest speakers were Stephanie Derefield, Family and Consumer Science Director, and Laura Opell-Maggard, Ag Agent, with the Lawrence Co. Extension Office.
Maggard reminded everyone that the Farmer’s Market is open Tue-Thur-Sat, from 9am until noon. Those wishing to sell their produce are encouraged to do so. The market promotes local farmers and gives the public a chance to purchase home grown fruits and vegetables. The market is located next to the extension office at 249 Industrial Park Road, in Louisa.
On Sept. 17, there will be a seed saving workshop at the extension office. “We have been working with the public library on this project” she said.
Maggard also passed out brochures on the popular Heritage Harvest Tour coming up the last weekend in September. The tour is a self guided drive through Lawrence County,with a couple stops in Boyd Co. The tour provides opportunities to pick your own pumpkins, shop for fall decorations, antiques, arts and crafts, visit historical sites, purchase farm fresh products, tour a pioneer village, and more.
Some stops offer breakfast and lunch for a small fee.
This event continues to grow each year, drawing a large crowd. You can experience the tour at your own pace and enjoy beautiful scenery while traveling the country backroads of Lawrence County.
Derefield announced the Financial Wellness Series beginning September 22-Oct. 1
The series will include workshops on topics such as wills, insurance, estate planning, and farm transitions. “There will also be a dinner on Sept. 18, and door prizes will be given away” Derefield said. Those interested must register by Sept. 18th.
Derefield also announced that fall mums will be for sale by the Extension Homemaker Organization as a fundraising project. The 9 inch mums are locally grown by 4-Got-N-Tymes farm and are reasonably priced at $10 each. The deadline to order is Sept. 10. Order forms are available at the extension office, where the mums will also be delivered. Colors available are red, yellow, orange and purple.
For more information on any of these programs or events call the extension office at 606-638-9495.
The Rotary members discussed their fundraiser at the upcoming Septemberfest next weekend, which is a food booth that sells the popular Rotary Hash and Bahama Mamas.
Due to the increase in food cost from last year, both items will be $6 this year, up one dollar from last year. Drinks will remain the same at $1 for water and soft drinks. Members signed up for shifts to work the booth on Friday and Saturday.
Economic Development Coordinator, Catrina Vargo, announced that the President of Sullivan University, Glen Sullivan and a couple other representatives of the college would be visiting Louisa, Friday Sept. 11, to meet with her, Judge Osborne, Superintendent Robbie Fletcher and TRMC CEO, Greg Kiser.
“President Sullivan, didn’t get to come when the large meeting took place a couple months ago, so we are super excited to have him visit us. We should have details of their plans for Louisa by next month.”
Two new members were inducted into the club at Thursday’s meeting; Mayor Harold Slone, and Dan Smith, new Pastor of the United Methodist Church of Louisa.