Tats for Tots
On August 1st, locally owned and operated tattoo shop, Lost Gypsy Tattoo, took a day out of their busy schedules to volunteer their time and supplies to provide kids of the community with Sharpie tattoos. For a minimum donation of $1.00, a child was able to pick an artist and their tattoo of choice. Each artist then went through the entire process of a real tattoo so that kids could get the full experience their parents do.
There was such a great turn-out that many children had to wait their turn with one of the 4 artists that volunteered their time. This time was spent in the upstairs arcade room owner, Draven Scott Gayheart, prepared to open specifically for this day.
With a combination of monetary funds and donated items, Lost Gypsy Tattoo's event Tats for Tots raised approximately $3200.00.
Special Thanks to artists: Draven Scott Gayheart (pictured), Brad Combz, Will Hurt, Brnadon Baker, and other volunteers: Amanda Gayheart (pictured), Kailey Sumner, and Lynnea Rasnake.
Sip & Paint
The Care Cottage held their 2nd Sip & Paint class as part of the Care to Paint Fundraisers on August 27th at the Hazard Country Club and Fairway Grille.
3rd Annual Steve Tackett Memorial Softball Tournament
It's that time again, The first weekend in September is all about Softball at the Care Cottage. This year the 3rd Annual Softball Tournament was held, once again, at the Perry County Pubic Park Ball fields. Four (4) teams from throughout the Kentucky River Region battled it out to see who became the champions. The Hazard Hitters reigned supreme as they continued their streak of Champions.
Grand Slam: $500– Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
Home Run: $250– Community Trust Bank, McDonald's of Hazard
3rd Base: $200– Pearlie Tackett Hall & Becky Bowling
1st Base: $100– Gary C Johnson, P.S.C., Perry Distributors, Inc., People’s Bank and Trust, Maggard Funeral Home, Collins, Collins, & Conley, Less Tax, East Main Street Pharmacy
Short Stop: $50– Scott Blair, Suzanne Deaton Photography, James Hampton, Janet Smith Kentucky Farm Bureau
Yoga on the Green
N-Motion Studio together with the Hazard Country Club and Fairway Grille presented the First Yoga on the Green fundraiser. The morning began with an inside yoga stretch at the Hazard Country Club, followed by a delicious brunch served at the Fairway Grille. That evening, participants stretched to mood enhancing sounds while the sun set over the green of the golf course.
Harmony House Bed & Breakfast hosted what is hoped to be the first Annual Fairy Tea on Saturday, September 28th in the gardens of Harmony House Bed & Breakfast. Our first year was a success and completely sold out! Each Fairy was able to make her own fairy wand, fairy headdress, and fairy door! The fairies were then treated to different lemonades, teas, and treats created by members of the community. We finished the evening off with a story read by our very own local artist Nancy Allen, who signed and donated the book as the door prize of the night. To top it all off, each fairy was sent home with a sweet little cookie made by Nicely Iced Kentucky as a reminder of their magical dreams.
Dr. Jacqueline Sugarman
October 1st, the Care Cottage was visited by the Medical Director of the CAC of the Bluegrass, Dr. Jacqueline Sugarman, MD, to give a presentation to the Multidisciplinary Team members for the Kentucky River Region. Dr. Sugarman spoke on the practice of Forensic Medical Exams at Child Advocacy Centers, when to use them, what they can and cannot do, and why they are important. The Care Cottage is very honored that Dr. Sugarman took time out of her busy schedule to present this information to our community partners. To view this presentation, you will find it under our Resources page for professionals.
In what is hoped to be the first of many, the Care Cottage hosted their first DescenDANCE as the last of our fall fundraisers. The DescenDANCE was open to all ages and included a live DJ (shoutout to Travis Sherman), lots of wickedly good food, a scavenger hunt for Maleficent's staff, photo both, and much more! Alaina Baker was the winner of the Scavenger Hunt and has been crowned Queen until next time. Follow Kentucky River Children's Advocacy Center on Facebook to watch for more events like this. We promise, you wont want to miss out!
2019 Trauma Workshop
The Care Cottage hosted a Trauma Workshop in November 2019 at New Hope Church in Hazard. The Workshop was an extension of the Trauma Conference held in April 2019. Funds for these trainings were provided by Perry Unite and ASAP as part of the Trauma and Substance Abuse Program. Darkness to Light was presented by Victims Advocate, Victoria Halcomb, as well as special presentations by Terrah Combs of the Rising Center and Kevin Deaton of KRCC.