Community Day funds dispersed to nonprofits

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On Monday, October 16, Scotty Patrick Chairman of the Magoffin Community Foundation and Donna Salyer, VP and Treasurer presented the 17 non-profit civic organizations that participated in this year’s Fourteenth Annual Magoffin County Community Day a check for their hard work at a banquet that was held in their honor.  The nonprofits raised a total of $54,451.16 on the day of the event.  When adding the matching funds from the Community Foundation a grand total of $87,565.16 was given out to the groups.  

Mr. Patrick thanked everyone who has supported Community Day over the years including the business community.  Without their continued support community day could not grow.

This year Community Day showcased several of our local talent which included Black Powder Express, Traveler (formerly Terry Miller and The Bridge) and Waylon Bayes.  The Foundation partnered with the Magoffin County School System and many of the students that participated in this year’s Project

Echo event, performed during the event or volunteered at each of our non-profit organizations booth. A great band from Richmond KY, Eldon Huff and Double Nickel brought the crowd to their knees with some high energy music.  As in years past there were several renowned bluegrass groups whom performed such as Dave Adkins, Edgar Loudermilk Band featuring Jeff Autry and the Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent and The Rage.

The theme for 2017 Community Day continuing our theme “Honoring our Heritage and Building our Future”, and what better way to do this - than by highlighting the talents of our county’s youth.  This year’s Honoree was Connie Wireman, with special recognition going to Todd Preston and Stanley Gardner whom were instrumental in starting The Magoffin County Historical Society. Families of those honored and recognized were invited to attend Community Day.