Celebrate all community offers

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By Calen McKinney


I love this time of year. It's the time when it's a little cool in the morning and night, but still warm during the day. And there is plenty to do on the weekends.

From a fall festival to community cleanups to fundraisers, school and church events to sports and other competitions, there is no shortage of stuff to do. Those who say there is nothing to do in Campbellsville are just wrong.

This Saturday is no exception. Taylor County High School will host its annual band competition, which I look forward to every year.

It's an opportunity for the community to see the TCHS, Campbellsville High School and Campbellsville University marching bands play on the same field. For those, like me, who were in marching band, and those who support and enjoy marching bands, that's pretty cool.

Saturday is also a fundraiser at the Taylor County Farmers' Market. The farmers' market and Taylor County Cattlemen's Association will raise money for the Taylor County Food Pantry.

With the holidays quickly approaching, the food pantry will need some extra help. Lunches will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $5.

Other upcoming events include Banned Book Week at the Taylor County Public Library, CU's homecoming, a performance by The Oak Ridge Boys at CU, the Central Kentucky Arts Series starting its 2013-2014 season and countless school events.

We are lucky to live in a community that values participation and volunteerism. Anyone who attends any of these events will see that.

From parents pitching in on their Saturdays to the local emergency services personnel who attend these events to make sure everyone is safe to the community members who come to show their emotional and financial support, it seems there is no shortage of people who want to help move our community forward.

I encourage everyone to get involved. Attend community events. Show support for our schools, clubs and organizations and each other.

For more events going on in the community, be sure to check out the calendar in today's issue. Events are also published online at www.cknj.com.

And don't forget to send us your events for publication. You can email the information to me directly at reporter@cknj.com.

We at the News-Journal are happy to publish nonprofit events and let the community know just what there is to do here.