Photo submitted  Members of the Logan County Republican Women's Club delivered the bi-partisan donations of "Pennies for Freedom" campaign totaling $1400.00 to the Ft. Campbell, KY Fisher House. Pictured is Wendy Carlson, Manager of the Fisher House, Ann Statton, Treasurer of LCRWC, Bobbie Jean Burnett, Membership Chair LCRWC, and Nora LaCayo, President of LCRWC.

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Members of the Logan County Republican Women's Club delivered the bi-partisan donations of "Pennies for Freedom" campaign totaling $1400.00 to the Ft. Campbell, KY Fisher House. Pictured is Wendy Carlson, Manager of the Fisher House, Ann Statton, Treasurer of LCRWC, Bobbie Jean Burnett, Membership Chair LCRWC, and Nora LaCayo, President of LCRWC.

The Logan County Republican Women's Club recently delivered their annual donation to the Fisher House at Ft. Campbell. For several years the club has sponsored what they term as "Pennies For Freedom," where all the proceeds go to the Fisher House. This year's donation was $1,400.

This club has jars placed in many businesses throughout Logan County where people deposit coins and bills until the latter part of December of each year. Then these funds are collected along with private donations from individuals and churches and soon thereafter they are taken to the Fisher House at Ft. Campbell.

The club would like to thank everyone for their generous support of this worthy cause. A very special thanks goes out to Antioch Baptist Church and an anonymous business owner for their continued support.

The Fisher House is an eight-bedroom facility where families of the military who are patients at Blanchard Hospital can stay free of charge while their members are recuperating. Everything from toothpaste to food for preparation of meals is furnished for these families. For those unfamiliar with the Fisher Houses all over the world. we might tell that these are places built by the Zachary and Elizabeth Foundation on military bases. However, the upkeep on the buildings has to be maintained through donors.

In addition to the annual monetary contributions, the Russellville Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution collected items for the Fisher House and one of the daughters delivered them at the same time that the Pennies for Freedom were taken. The Fisher House welcomed these items so that the soldiers' families can have what they need when staying at the house for however long they need. The chapter was told that any items people use for their home would be the same as needed for the Fisher House.