Logan County’s CharacterWorks program will be having its first-ever Character Event on Saturday, July 23 beginning at 5:15 p.m. on the Russellville town square.
Every 15 minutes, visit a character session hosted by our local city leaders and businesses. Character traits such as integrity, determination, honor and respect will be highlighted. Participants will receive prizes for attending sessions. Completed Character Cards will be placed in a drawing for larger prizes.
Some of the prizes that will be given away include family memberships to the Carpenter Center, a bicycle, a horse shoe set, a badminton set and others.
“This event is for all school-aged children, from pre-school up through high school,” said CharacterWorks director Lisa White. “We hope to have a really big turnout for our first big event.”
At 6:15 p.m., the grandfinale will take place on the square with Logan County Judge Executive Logan Chick announcing the Character County proclamation. There will be prize give a ways and musical performances by the talent show winners, as well as Trey Farlee and Rob Lawson.
To sign up for the talent show, registration forms may be picked up at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and BB&T Bank in Russellville.
The main purpose of the Character Event is to help spread the word even more about the message the CharacterWorks group is trying to get out.
Once school starts in August, all the county and city schools will begin honoring students each month that exhibit that month’s particular character trait.
“Once we get those children identified, we’re going to put them in leadership positions so that they can show what it means to have these character traits,” White said. “Many of the schools already have character programs just like this, so this isn’t going to be anything new to them. We’re just bringing them all together.”
White also said that she is seeing the CharacterWorks take on a life of its own.
”CharacterWorks is being implemented in many areas that I am not even aware of,” she said. “Individuals are putting signs in their yards, businesses are placing the character trait on their signs, churches are including the Logan County CharacterWorks message in their activities, it is Logan County that is making CharacterWorks happen in their community, all I have done is facilitate and spread the word. It has taken hold and spread which shows how important values are to our community.”