Holiday Bash Officially Kicked Off

By: Lauren Forsythe Email
By: Lauren Forsythe Email

Holiday Bash will be a major fundraiser this year for several area charities.

Holiday Bash officially kicked off this morning at the Corvette Museum.

"When you are giving to this event you are truly helping. So many people with this event from children to disaster victims to research for disease," says Holiday Bash Coordinator Paula Kirby.

Holiday Bash is a mass benefit that helps seventeen 17 throughout South Central Kentucky.

"Chuck himself, who used to own Chuck's Liquor Outlets was a very giving man and in order to continue the tradition we decided it was best to do it this way," says Sarah Baker with Chuck's United Hope Foundation.

Baker says the Foundation was started when several charities approached Chuck's Liquor Store about possible donations.

Since laws forbade them from donating to charities, they started their own charity so they could donate money.

"We represent all types of family members and help them sustain a quality of life," says Jill Moore with Kentucky Legal Aid.

Kentucky Legal Aid is a non-profit company that receives money from donations and federal and state funding.

It provides its clients with lawyers free of charge.

It's a season for giving, and Holiday Bash is a rare opportunity for several charities to get the money they need.

"It is pretty unique to have so many charities working together, because most of the time we are competing for the same fundraising dollar, but I think it just says so much about South Central Kentucky and about this community that everyone can come together at this holiday time," Maria Fisher with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation's biggest mentoring organizations providing children in need with big "brothers" and "sisters".

"We're all coming together as one great group, and I really think it helps us all to raise even more money," says Julia Seiler with the Bowling Green Junior Women's Club.

The Junior Women's Club is a group of women that volunteers their time to several charities in the area.

The Corvette Museum is currently displaying 16 Christmas Trees, which will be available for auction.

If you are interested in purchasing a Christmas Tree to benefit one of the charities, you can bid on them on proxibid.com.

The Ronnie Dunn Benefit Concert tomorrow night could provide upwards of $100,000 to the 17 charities.

Fifty tickets are still left for the Ronnie Dunn concert.


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