The second of four Families and Addiction Seminars is scheduled this evening at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in downtown Knox. They are an outgrowth of last spring’s Moving Starke County Forward Drug Symposium. Porter-Starke Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselor Todd Willis says the goal is to present information in a non-threatening, educational setting.
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According to Jackie Crittendon-Bradley, a giant prayer circle to embrace the life of 10-year-old Korie Howard of Knox will be held on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. CT at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox. The effort comes as Howard has been placed in Hospice care after suffering with cancer which has now moved into her lungs. Those attending are hoping the prayer circle brings a miracle to this little girl.
Mayor Rick Chambers said the event is sponsored by ABATE and a number of prizes will be offered.
“The event is being sponsored and put on by the group ABATE, and they will have some cash prizes that is sponsored by the city and they have some other prizes that had been donated by local businessmen, and they will do the categories like they normally do for the different age groups of children,” Chambers said.
Darla Cook, mayor’s assistant, said that the city is hoping for a big crowd to have a good time, with admission helping to pay for the band and other expenses. She said there are no sponsors this time, and she hopes to be able to keep hosting these dances which are dependent on admission and attendance. The city has no budget for these events, and only the admissions help to cover the costs.
He stated that the last time he was in the community center, he smelled gas and the culprit was the stove. The doors leading in and out of the kitchen cause the pilot light to go out and this instance wasn’t the first time it had happened. He commented that the stove really didn’t work that well in the first place.
Chambers noted that the stove is commercial-grade and a similar stove will be installed.
In more maintenance issues at the community center, the hot water tank leaked and damaged some electronics on the floor in the building. That issue has been addressed and remedied.
The Moving Starke County Forward Walking Challenge celebration event is tomorrow, and along with it, the announcement as to whether or not the participant’s reached their latest goal: 25,000 miles, or the distance around the world. The event is Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. CT at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox.
K99.3 WKVI is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive this month.
The blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30 from noon to 6 p.m. CT at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox.
“It lasts just an hour – it begins at 7 a.m.,” said Hasnerl. “We have breakfast, we’ll have a short program and Rich Wallen is going to be there to provide some music. We’ve got a number of pastors participating. It’s rather ecumenical. The theme is Pray for America.”
Christo’s will be catering the breakfast and $8 tickets are available at the Knox Mayor’s Office or at the door.
Ed Hasnerl will be delivering a message of hope that we can take with us in order to help move our nation in a positive direction.
“We the people have to humble ourselves and I take that as meaning repent. We have to change our lives and then we can change the country,” Hasnerl said.
The annual tree lighting celebration in the City of Knox is set for tomorrow night from 5–7 p.m. at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center.
You are asked to gather at the Community Center tree first before meeting with Santa and partaking in refreshments. Your child may have his/her picture taken with Santa Claus during this celebration.