Alpha Pregnancy Care Center receives donation | New
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 Council of the Holy Trinity of the Knights of Columbus, and his wife, Laura, organize an annual one-day music festival that involves raising funds for three pregnancy care centers in the western Kentucky region.
In early 2014, this one-day festival in the heart of Lake Beshear began was a seed planted with the hope of growing each harvest. The annual event is known as “Bluegrass on Lake Beshear – Pickin ‘Life”. It has been held on Columbus Day Saturday weekend every year since 2014. While they were still able to raise funds last year, the duo were unable to host the event live due to COVID- 19.
The Catholic organization has been deeply involved in the âBluegrass on Lake Beshear – Pickin ‘Lifeâ festival since its inception. The council also provides the manpower to assist in a number of ways, from parking cars and escorting participants, 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 and ultimately won the Culture of Life award from the Kentucky State Council. The relationships established with the regional centers for the care of pregnant women enabled their council to win the KofC International Culture of Life Award in 2017. Over the years, the support has continued to multiply. The Hopkinsville Knights of Columbus Council and Christian County Right to Life are staunch supporters. Last year Jeff and Laura managed to raise $ 33,495. During the eight years that the couple founded the organization Bluegrass on Lake Beshear – Pickin ‘Life, the organization has raised more than $ 114,000. Each year, all proceeds received are distributed equally to three pregnancy care centers in the Western Kentucky area. The three centers are Alpha PCC in Hopkinsville, Door of Hope in Madisonville, and HOPE Clinic in Benton and Eddyville. All profits are divided equally as a check to advance each installation.
âTo think that this year with all our sponsors and supporters and to realize that we have been able to raise over $ 30,000 this year, leaves me speechless. It’s amazing the amount of support we’ve had, said Laura. “We will continue the tradition in the hope of reaching new heights”
Last week, Alpha PCC in Hopkinsville received a check from the board of directors of Bluegrass on Lake Beshear – Pickin ‘Life. Laura expressed how thrilled the staff at the Alpha Pregnancy Care Center were to receive the donation. âBeing able to donate to three centers is heartwarming for me and my husband. Every installation is fantastic, âsaid Laura. âAll three are Christians and all provide excellent service to mothers on hold. “
Alpha Pregnancy Care Center educates, supports and empowers women facing unplanned pregnancies with professional and compassionate medical care. All of the services provided are free with a plethora of services such as parenting classes, ultrasound, healing sessions and even postpartum adoption support. Alpha’s staff consists of nurses, counselors, volunteers and many other full-time employees.
As the founders continue to grow the scale of the Bluegrass on Lake Beshear, the couple are starting a business in another location near Dawson Springs. The couple are excited for all that the future entails. To stay informed, visit the website: http: //www.bluegrasson beshear.com/