Saturday, July 12, 2008

Southern Crittenden County News: July 10, 2008

By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

Our sympathies are extended to the family of Carter Travis who died last week.

Rebecca Wilhoit of Lawrenceburg, Ky., and her daughter visited Crittenden County on Friday in a large recreational vehicle. Their ancestors lived in Southern Crittenden County.

Connie and Harry Gould visited the Brasher farm during the Fourth of July weekend. Connie is visiting their daughter, Fran, soon in Alaska.

Seven Springs had 52 in attendance at Sunday school with many more arriving for the service. Vacation Bible School was held there this week. This Saturday, the church will host a cookout for the children. Dycusburg had several in attendance (by some estimates more than 500) for the dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial on July 4. Matthew T. Patton opened the ceremony with a history of the property where the monument was placed, then introduced Michelle Henderson, president of the Dycusburg Community Group (DCG). She welcomed all who came to support the DCG’s efforts and thanked veterans and acknowledged all active servicemen and women. She introduced Bro. Lonnie Knight who expressed gratitude for troops and veterans, especially the wounded and killed in action. He also mentioned families who support soldiers gone for extended periods and the toll it takes on families. The dedication ended with a prayer.

A large group of veterans gathered around the marker for photos while several in the crowd reminisced about old times. Visitors from Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Owensboro, Lexington, Louisville and surrounding counties enjoyed the time spent in Dycusburg for the festivities.Before and after the ceremony, delicious food was served by the Riverside Café and Evan Dew Productions.

A few enjoyed playing washers and the Piney Creek Church had games for children, free water and prizes. After dark, a spectacular fireworks display lasted more than an hour. A phenomenal band, Western Ky.-based “Gunner T,” played an amazing range of musical selections. In fact, they were so stellar, the band was secured for Dycusburg Day (Oct. 11). We will have vendors, music and a full day of activities. Watch this column for more details.

Without the generosity of all involved, including charitable donations, the “Red, White and Boom!” celebration would not have been such a huge success. If you’d like to contribute, your donation may be sent to DCG, P.O. Box 112, Dycusburg, Ky. 42037.

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