Barbecue to be held to benefit help after-school tutorial program

By Chris Cooper -

The Concerned Citizens of Logan County will be hosting it’s annual pork chop barbecue Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in front of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce on the square in Russellville. Elizabeth Crews, Miss Kentucky Teen America will be serving and taking pictures at the event. Cost for the barbecue is $6 for a pork chop sandwich, chips, a drink and a cookie.

The barbecue is held to raise funds for the Concerned Citizen after-school tutorial program, which helps children from kindergarten through the 12th grade learn basic skills to help them with their education. The program requires books, computers, paper, and many other school supplies.

The tutoring program reaches at-risk, disadvantaged children. There are currently 20 students who have been taking advantage of the services. Retired teachers volunteer their time to help out, along with educator Karen White, who leads the program. White lives in Russellville, but works as an elementary school teacher in Robertson County, Tenn.

Students meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m. at the KP Hall on 5th Street. They are served a light refreshment and then get down to learning the basics in education. Everyone is invited to attend.

“This is not a homework help program,” said Dorris Vick. “It’s a time where students will learn skills to be able to do their work on their own.”

Vick would like to see even more adults working with the children. She seeks anyone that might be willing to come down once or twice a week and donate an hour of their time.

If you would be interested in helping out, you can contact the Concerned Citizens at 270-725-8127.

By Chris Cooper

To contact Chris Copper, email or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Copper, email or call 270-726-8394.

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