By Brad Hall / Nighttime Editor
More than 30 churches in the area are coming together to help our needy families.
The Love Loud community service event begins Thursday and continues through Saturday around Corbin.
Volunteers will be setting up in various spots of the town taking part in a variety of service activities.
At the Corbin Walmart Sunday afternoon, volunteers prepared for Love Loud by purchasing and packing up canned goods.
The goal was to fill up 800 boxes with food which would be delivered to hungry families in the area.
But the campaign really gets rolling Thursday with events starting at 8 a.m. and ending around 7:30 p.m.
There will be a free yard sale at Central Baptist Church from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., gas buy-downs at various gas stations, and block parties from 5-7:30 p.m. at locations such as Van Beber, Oak Place, Corbin Manor and Madison St. Apartments. Home improvements will be going on around the town all day long, as well.
On Friday, there will be another free yard sale at Central Baptist Church from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., more gas buy-downs, and block parties at locations including Valley View, Rotary Park and Spider Creek. Home improvements will also be going on all day Friday, too.
On Saturday, there will be several activities going on at Corbin High School from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Folks will be on hand to provide free services such as checking blood pressure and blood glucose, performing balance tests, measuring body fat percentages, checking hearing, cholesterol and vision, giving haircuts, giving oil changes, helping with resumes and living wills, and washing cars.
If you would like more information or to volunteer for any of these events or services, you can call Central Baptist Church at 606-528-6650, Immanuel Baptist Church at 606-528-4975, or Hopewell Baptist Church at 606-523-9424.
Donations for the free yard sales will be accepted starting today (Monday). You can drop your items off at the Central Baptist Church Youth Center located at the corner of 4th and Main streets in Corbin.
Individually wrapped baked goods are also needed for distribution. Those can be delivered to the Immanuel Baptist Church gym by 10 a.m. Wednesday. It is requested that no peanut products be delivered.
By Brad Hall / Nighttime Editor
More than 1,700 people gathered Monday in Pikeville for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region – SOAR – Summit.
So many want it to work. Many are excited, hopeful. Others want to be hopeful but feel like they’ve had hopes dashed in the past.
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