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Ricky Sparkman, Friends of Scouting chair for Taylor County, recently announced that the Taylor County campaign benefiting the Boy Scouts in Taylor County will have its annual fundraising event Tuesday, Feb. 19.
The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Student Activity Center on the Campbellsville University campus.
Keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. James Ramsey. Ramsey is the president of the University of Louisville and a long time Scouting supporter, having served a stint on the executive board of directors for the Lincoln Heritage Council, which helps to oversee the local Scouting program.
According to Otto Tennant, chairman of the Cardinal District of the Boy Scouts and vice president of finance and administration for Campbellsville University, Sparkman, who is also regional president of Community Trust Bank, has recruited a dedicated and strong team of community volunteers to assist with the event.
It is projected that about 200 members of the community will be in attendance at the dinner to hear Ramsey and show their support for the Scouting program.
"The funds raised will help provide support and services to the packs, troops and Venture crews in the county," according to Daniel Leathers, district director for Scouting in the Central Kentucky area. Scouting aims to provide structure for numerous young men who may not get it any other way.
Prior year contributors along with new contributors are invited and encouraged to attend the event. For about 100 years, Scouting has continued to make a difference in the lives of young people.
For more information, contact Sparkman at 789-5900 or Leathers at (502) 361-2624.