Floyd County officials assist with fundraising

Staff Report

PRESTONSBURG – Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt and Floyd County Judge-Executive Ben Hale have announced the first-ever Floyd County Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Floyd County senior citizens centers and Floyd County Operation School Shoes. The innaugural event is scheduled for the upcoming weekend.

The two Floyd County leaders have joined together to help raise money for two local organizations that serve our most precious of citizens, our children and our senior citizens. All proceeds will remain in Floyd County and be utilized by the Floyd County senior citizens centers and Floyd County Operation School Shoes.

Senior citizen centers throughout the nation are struggling to keep their doors open. Local centers strive daily to provide many needed services to senior citizens. The services include hot meals, health and fitness programs, social and recreational activities and educational programs. The local senior citizen centers serve all areas of Floyd County. It is estimated that nearly 300 elderly are served daily.

Floyd County Operation School Shoes launched in 2015. The program provides new shoes for school age children in Floyd County. Students are selected for the program through family resource and youth service centers in Floyd County schools. Shoe sizes are recorded for each child selected. The children are fitted with the shoes before they leave the premises on the day of distribution. In its first year, the program provided nearly 600 pairs of shoes, along with socks, school supplies, fun activities and food to Floyd County children ages 5-17. This year, thanks to the help of many sponsors and participants, the program hopes to provide new shoes and needed school supplies to over 800 students prior to the start of the 2016-2017 schoolyear.

The charity golf scramble will be held Saturday, May 14 starting at 9 a.m. at the Paul Thompson Golf Course in Allen.

Anyone wishing to sponsor a team or signage can contact the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office at 886-8965 or the Floyd County Judge Executive’s Office at 886-9193.

Staff Report

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