At their January meeting, the Jessamine County Beef Cattle Association distributed checks to support local organizations that help others. Recognized groups included Jessamine County Food Pantry, Wilmore High Bridge Community Service Center, Jessamine County Cancer Buddies, Jessamine County Association of Exceptional Citizens, Camp Nelson Honor Guard, Manna Ministry, Blue Grass Community Action, Salvation Army and All God's Children. In addition, the association provided funding for more than 40 children to attend 4-H camp, awarded three college scholarships, sponsored fitting shows and school beef promotions, and was a corporate sponsor for Jessamine County Relay for Life. Charitable contributions in 2010 amounted to $16,650. The Beef Cattle Association holds community cookouts throughout the year to raise funds.
Blood mobile at Brookside
The Kentucky Blood Center mobile unit will welcome donors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Brookside Elementary School, 199 Brookside Drive. Call 1-800-775-2522 to register.
Pump organ concert honors donors
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The Wilmore Senior Community Center at Wesley Village held a special pump organ concert for residents on Feb. 12. The concert honored the Fain family — Pearl Stinnett Fain, who donated the organ to Wesley Village, and Janelle Fain, who paid for refurbishing the organ. The organ was built about 1900 by the Cornish Organ Co. of Washington, N.J.