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May 7, 2014

KIWANIS Club holding farm/industry tour Thursday

CORBIN — By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer

The Laurel County KIWANIS Club is holding their annual farm/industry tour Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The tour will take visitors to four different locations, and the time spent at each location will average about an hour. The tour will kick off at the London Corbin Airport on Hal Rogers Drive. According to KIWANIS Secretary Lowell Chestnut, the tours serve the purpose of educating the public about certain industries in Laurel County, as well as “how things operate.”

Chestnut said there would be KIWANIS Club signs to help participants find their way from location to location

Following the tour of the airport, at 2:30 p.m. the public will get to see the London Waster Water Treatment Plant at 236 Lagoon Trails.  At 3:30 p.m. people will also get to see the Frank Keaton Sheep Farm at 3127 Mt. Zion Road. The final stop on the business part of the tour is a 4:30 p.m. visit to the Terry McPhetridge Cattle Farm at 1645 Winding Blade Road.

The final leg of the tour is a meal and cake auction at First Baptist Church in East Bernstadt. The meal is at 6 p.m. followed by the cake auction at 7 p.m. The proceeds from the cake auction will go to benefit Altamont Baptist Church.

Chestnut said that every year the cake auction went to benefit a local church that needs help funding something, although Chestnut said most churches use the proceeds for construction projects.

The Laurel County KIWANIS Club has been operating in the London-Laurel County area for nearly 40 years–since 1975, to be exact. Chestnut said the club donates to Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the March of Dimes, and the Family Life Center. KIWANIS is an international service that is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind.

Chestnut said the annual tour was for anyone who wanted to attend, and would allow people to get to know what’s going on in the community regarding certain industries such as agriculture. Chestnut can be reached for more information at 864-5327.

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