When five-year-old Harper Ryan asked to invite more friends than usual to her sixth birthday party, her mother Melissa Ryan proposed an idea that the whole family got behind. Harper’s toy box was in desperate need of a purge, so Melissa suggested that rather than ask for more toys from her friends Harper could ask for something that would help other people instead.
“It came down to needs verses wants,” Melissa says.
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“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Through a partnership with the Community Kitchen, forged by Jim and Blanquita Trimble, a weekly church service is held at the facility every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Each week, Pastor Jim leads a time of teaching, while his wife Blanquita uses her vocal talents to lead participants in praise and worship. Read full story >
Paducah Police Serve Up Hot Meals
When four police officers appear at your door in uniform it’s not always a happy occasion. However, this time it was! Each month, as time permits, the first-shift Paducah Police officers are going to come serve lunch at the Community Kitchen.
“We try to do things in the community all the time,” says Gretchen Morgan, community resource officer. “This is a good way for us to meet some great people in our community.” Read full story >