Alpha Pregnancy Care Center receives a donation | News

A Knights of Columbus group made a generous donation to a local pregnancy center this week after a successful bluegrass music festival.

Jeff Smith, who is the financial secretary of the Knights of Columbus Blessed Trinity Council, and his wife, Laura, host an annual one-day music festival that raises money for three pregnancy care centers in the Columbus area. western Kentucky.

In early 2014, this one-day festival in the heart of Lake Beshear began as a seed planted in hopes of making every harvest grow. The annual event is known as “Bluegrass on Lake Beshear – Pickin’ Life”. It has been held annually on Columbus Day Saturday weekend since 2014. Although still able to raise funds last year, the duo were unable to hold the live event due to COVID-19.

The Catholic organization has been deeply involved in the “Bluegrass on Lake Beshear — Pickin’ Life” festival since its inception. The council also provides the necessary manpower to help in many ways, from parking cars and escorting attendees to providing and serving meals during the annual festival.

In 2014, the first year of the Bluegrass Lake Beshear Festival – a total of $2,500 was raised, which ended up winning the Kentucky State Council’s Culture of Life award. Relationships forged with regional pregnancy care centers helped their council win the KofC International Culture of Life Award in 2017. Over the years, the support continues to grow. The Knights of Columbus Council of Hopkinsville and Christian County Right to Life are staunch supporters. Last year, Jeff and Laura managed to raise a colossal sum of $33,495. In the eight years the couple founded the Bluegrass on Lake Beshear — Pickin’ Life organization, the organization raised more than $114,000. Each year, all proceeds received are distributed equally to three pregnancy care centers in the Western Kentucky region. The three centers are Alpha PCC in Hopkinsville, Door of Hope in Madisonville, and HOPE Clinic in Benton and Eddyville. All proceeds are split equally and have been given as checks to advance each installation.


“To think of this year with all of our sponsors and supporters and to realize that we were able to raise over $30,000 this year, leaves me speechless. It’s amazing the support we’ve had,” Laura said. tradition in the hope of reaching new heights”

Last week, Alpha PCC in Hopkinsville received a check from the Bluegrass on Lake Beshear – Pickin’ Life board. Laura expressed how delighted the staff at the Alpha Pregnancy Care Center were to receive the donation. “Being able to donate to three centers warms our hearts, my husband and I. Every installation is fantastic,” Laura said. “All three are Christians and all provide excellent services to expectant mothers.”

Alpha Pregnancy Care Center educates, supports and empowers women facing unplanned pregnancies with compassionate and professional medical care. All services provided are free with a plethora of services such as parenting classes, ultrasounds, healing sessions and even postpartum adoption support. Alpha’s staff is made up of nurses, counsellors, volunteers and many other full-time employees.

As the founders continue to grow the scale of Bluegrass on Beshear Lake, the pair are in the process of starting an industry in another location near Dawson Springs. The couple are excited for all that the future entails. To stay up to date, visit the website: http://www.bluegrassonbeshear.com/

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