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April 18, 2014

London-Laurel Chamber holds monthly meeting

CORBIN — By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer

The London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting Thursday afternoon at the Jackson Energy Cooperative Community Room.

Executive Director Deanna Hermann announced several upcoming events, including a presentation of “Tom Sawyer” by the Playground Theatre April 24-26 at Heritage Hills Auditorium. Hermann also announced a primary candidate forum, during which local candidates will answer questions, at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Jackson Energy Community Room.

Twyla Hammonds with the Kentucky Office of the Blind and Mike Seals with Getting Peace for Those Who Served spoke at the meeting about the services their organizations provide for the community. Hammonds said her organization works with the Kentucky Career Center to focus on jobs for the vision-impaired as well as offer independent living opportunities. Hammonds said these services were provided at no cost.

Seals had a PowerPoint presentation on his organization, which he said was still getting started. Seals said he offered veterans services such as group counseling and spiritual assistance to help them “get back on track.” The organization offers services to both veterans and their families at no cost. Seals said the program needs volunteers, employees, and ideas for fundraisers.

The meeting was sponsored by Bluegrass Cellular and catered by local restaurant The Abbey. The chamber welcomed the Restorative Wellness Clinic as a new member.

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