The editor:

    Rowan County Christmas is a volunteer organization that has been in existence for 19 years to provide gifts and food to qualified families of Rowan County at Christmas.

    The number of families has increased each year and last year it was 700. We function with volunteers who believe that giving at Christmas is fulfilling the mission of the Christmas Season. It requires work for such a large event and we work throughout the year.

    Our board is comprised of 20 members that serve a 3-year term. In January we will need new board members and are opening this up to anyone in the community that feels as deeply about giving to our brothers and sisters as we do.

    We need volunteers all year long as well. We have fundraising events throughout the year and need help all the time.

    Recently we had a fundraising event and following is a list of everyone who provided items for the auction. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the auction, whether by buying or donating items.

    Our next event is the Morehead Autumn Arts and Fats Festival being held on Sept. 15. Part of the proceeds will go to Rowan County Christmas and we need to have 20 volunteers all day. We will also have our Tour of Homes on Dec. 2 and will be selling tickets for this as well.

    If you would like to volunteer this year or serve on the board in January please contact me at 783-1727.

    To all those that donated to Rowan County Christmas Auction we would like to say “Thank You.”

    4imprint.com, Ale-8, All Star Realty, Angie McCleese, Ann’s, Ann’s Hair and Body, Appalachian Goldsmith Company, Aramark, Arby’s, Ashland Town Center, Atkinson Florist, Auto Zone, B&B Knives, Battson’s Total Care Pharmacy, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest,

    Big 4, Big Four, Big Lots, Bits & Pieces, Bob Evans Restaurant, Budd Stidom, Build-A-Bear Workshop, CasaBella, Caskey’s, Cave Run Marina, Cellular Express, Cheddars, Chicago Cubs, Chickabiddy, Chickie Monkies,

    Chili’s, Chrissy Perkins Photography, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Zoo, Cindy Weaver, Comedy Caravan, Creative Touch, Curves, Daddy’s Daughter, Deluxe Check Printers, Dollywood, Domino’s, Downtown BP,

    DQ, Dr. Denese, Eagle Trace Golf Course, Electric Beach, Elegance Boutique, Expressions, Fast Change Lube & Oil, Fatema’s, Fort Fun Family Entertainment, Front Porch, Golden Corral, Gorilla Glue, Grand County Music Hall-Branson, Grand Ole Opry, Great Clips,

    Green Mountain Coffee, Gymboree, Hair Expressions, Hibbett Sport, Holbrook Drug, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Hott Heads, Huddle House, Jeffers Equine, Joseph Beth, Joyce Meyer, Kao USA, Keeneland, KY Derby Museum, KY Horse Park,

    KY Lottery, KY Splash Waterpark, Larry Fannin Chevy, Laura White, Lee’s Famous Chicken, Lexington Somerset Coca-Cola Distribution Center, Long John Silvers, Major Brands, Marium Glover, Mary Jane Cooper, McAllisters Outfitters, McDonald’s, Mercer Mayer, Morehead Cinemas, Morehead Electric,

    Morehead Financial, Morehead State Public Radio, Morehead State University Space Science Center, Movie Tavern, Naeir, Newport Aquarium, Nita’s Place, Old Gatlinburg Golf & Games, Old School House Antique Mall, Ole Seasons, Opal Fannin, O’Reilly’s, Oriental Trading Company Inc., Papa John’s Pizza, Peddlers Mall,

    Penn Station, Phil Glover, Pine Grove Framing, Ponderosa, Priscilla Fouch, Pro Rodeo Cowboy Assoc., Purses ’N More, Renee Conn, Renew Therapeutic Massage, Reno’s, Richie’s Auto Detailing, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokeys, Rite Aid, River Expedition, Robin Mirus

    Root-a-Bakers, Rowan Vet Clinic, Ruth Hunt Candies, Salon & Day Spa, Sam’s Club, Scrub Shack, Shabby Apple, Shoney’s, Skateland, Sleep Outfitters, Sonic, Southern States, St. Claire Family Medical Supply, St. Claire Medical Center Gift Shop, Stucky’s,

    Tammy Gulley, TCB, Tenth Frame Cinemas, The Band Perry, The Independent, The Morehead News, The Morehead Women’s Club, The Villa, Timex, Tractor Supply, Trista Mabry, Trophy Works/Gold Emporium, Tumbleweed, Uniform Shop, Urban Active Gyms

    Van’s, Venturer Motion Ride, Walt Disney Work, Wells Group, Wendy’s, Whitaker Bank, Whitewater Valley Railroad, Whitney Oney, www.allpopart.com, and Zikpuppy.

    Becky Hitchcock, Chair, Rowan County Christmas

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