Ponderosa fundraising

for Needline

Ponderosa in Draffenville is donating a portion of all proceeds to the Marshall County Caring Needline on July 30 from 4-8 p.m. Participants will also have the opportunity to make a direct donation via a "tip jar" for the Needline at the restaurant during the event. The restaurant is located at 127 US 68 and may be reached by calling 270-527-3308. For more information about the Needline, call 270-527-0024 or visit 307 E Main Street in Benton.

Aurora church hosting Back to School Bash

The Aurora Baptist Church is hosting a Back to School Bash on Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public. They will have free school supplies available, as well as a free concession stand offering hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn and drinks. The church is located at 16236 US Hwy. 68 E in Hardin.

Autism awareness and training registration open

Registration is now open for the Autism Awareness and Safety Training for first responders, hosted by Families on the Spectrum KY. The training is Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Lakeland Event Center in Calvert City. The workshop will provide first responders with an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), growth rates, theories, common characteristics, effective communication methods, behavioral symptoms, sensory issues and some practical skills for effectively interacting with a person with ASD during an emergency situation. Those planning to participate must register online at www.familiesonthespectrumky.org. For more information, call Amy Cathey at 270-705-0200.

Benton Elementary kicks off fundraiser for new sign

Benton Elementary School is looking for sponsors in a fundraising campaign for a new 4' x 6' LED full color sign for the lower circle drive. The sign will display announcements, calendar events and student achievements. Benton Elementary PTO is selling engraved bricks which will be placed as the new structure for the sign which is expected to begin construction soon. The three levels of sponsorship include: business/organization sponsor $250; family sponsor $100; individual sponsor $80. For more information contact Beth Jetton at 270-493-3315 or Tenia Barr at 270-205-0925.

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