Archive for the ‘friends’ Category

Mark your calendar for June 8th

April 19, 2011

The date for the Paint Lick annual YARD SALE has been set and it is the first Saturday in June.

Village Wide Yard Sale

Save your change for some treasures

Sportsman’s Club meeting at Friends

February 22, 2011

Friend’s have graciously made their building available to a sister service organization in the Village, the Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club. Until warmer weather permits the club’s monthly meetings to meet at the shelter on the creek bank, the meetings are being held at Friends.

The February 15th meeting included election of new officers for 2011 and tentative plans for the annual Fish Fry earlier in the year. We look forward to partnering with them in all the festivals of  year, beginning with the annual yard sale. The officers are-

John Paul Todd, President; Chester Satterfield, Vice President; Loretta Adams, Secretary; and Deborah Messenger, Treasurer.

Board members-at-large are Jean Smithand Patti Aldridge.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th, at 6:30. Visitors and prospective members are welcome.

PLSC Application Flyer(pdf)

Everyone can be generous this Christmas

December 10, 2010

Fuel for our Volunteers & Friends

Celebrating Christmas early

December 3, 2010

Tomorrow is Christmas In The Village at Paint Lick

There are still lots of Raffle tickets available. The raffle along with all the gifts for the children, is a BIG part of tomorrows festivities. The Raffle prizes were on display earlier at the Oktober Fest. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have some great items that will be given away. The proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets goes into the general operating fund here at Friends, which helps us all year.

Let me just add a note about one of the most recent prizes that was added this year thanks to the members of The Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club.

A one year membership will be raffled tomorrow which represents a valuable gift not only in monetary terms, but in terms of affording the winner the opportunity to be a part of the 2011 activities of one of the few Paint Lick social clubs dedicated to the whole community. Do yourself (and us) a favor and put some of your raffle tickets into this. Be sure to see previous posts for time and info about tomorrow.

CHRISTMAS in OUR VILLAGE

Christmas in Our Village

November 3, 2010

 Coming December 4th! Mark your calendar.

It’s not too early, just look in the stores. Besides, we don’t want anyone to miss the happy occasion here in the village.

Christmas in the Village, first Saturday in December, 12/04, probably 10 – 2. Get your raffle tickets for some great prizes (ask to see them at Friends building) from Friends or bank. It’s for the kids: Reading of the Christmas story and art projects at Friends with gifts under the tree and food, the arrival of Santa… then fun at the fire station, (Be sure to get a photo with Santa before he goes inside.) Help us spread the word.

Santa's visit 2009

See last years post

VillageFest is this Saturday

September 28, 2010

VillageFest yard sale

October is almost here along with cooler weather. That means it’s time for our annual community get together known as Village Fest.

Make plans for VillageFest Sat., Oct. 2! Yard sale, crafts, baked goods, candy, honey? Who’s your group – family, friends, church group, business? Come one, come all – Buy raffle tickets at the FOPL building! Listen to live music in the bank parking lot! Buy a Paint Lick t-shirt – S,M,L $8 and X’s $10 – watch for the roving salesperson or get one at the FOPL building. Let’s make the village rock!!!

At the Family Clinic -Garrard County Health Dept. will be giving Adult flu shots from 9-1 .

During the VillageFest on Saturday, October 2,  The Clinic will be having a Health Fair – watch for posters for details, time, etc. – A wonderful new addition to the VillageFest activities!

Recent comment about Dean Cornett’s original idea for VillageFest:

“Remember, she just wanted the festival to be a chance for folks to get together and see each other before getting holed up for the winter.”

We can’t compete with all the other festivals going on this week-end. But VillageFest can offer the community of Paint Lick an opportunity that nothing else can: the occasion to meet and celebrate once again what we have in common as residents of this little piece of Kentucky.

Community Fish Fry Returns to Paint Lick

September 14, 2010

First Fish Fry Since the Flood of 2010.

All-You-Can-Eat

 

Sponsored by the Sportsman’s Club of Paint Lick, the fish fry will be held on the grounds where the former building stood, Saturday, October 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, see the flyer below which can be printed and shared.

PLSC Fish fry (click here for flyer) 

Friends of Paint Lick are more than happy to promote this community event and to let everyone know that a proud Paint Lick tradition is alive and well on the grounds of the Sportsman’s Club, here in our Village.

New “press on” T-shirts

June 12, 2010

Medium (John) and Small (Emily)

New Paint Lick T-shirts a big hit today.

Despite a low turn-out today, we all had a good time and more than one was heard to say “it was worth the effort”! Linda tells us that Friends take alone was about $200 and the new T-shirts really went over well.

Community-wide potluck

May 10, 2010

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!

PAINT LICK FRIENDS & FAMILY REUNION

 Friends and family of Paint Lick, Kentucky are invited to a community-wide potluck supper on Saturday,May 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Paint Lick Fire Station. Hosted by the village of Paint Lick, all past, present or future residents, friends, and constituents of Paint Lick are encouraged to attend this celebration of fun, music, merriment and food.

Village gathering at Fire Station

Event organizers, respectfully request potluck participants consider the following guidelines as you prepare your dish:

All dishes should be prepared in advance, no kitchen facilities will be available;
Dishes should be easy to transport;
Electrical outlets will not be available; hot entrees should be placed in insulated carriers;
Dishes should be labeled with your name and phone number;

Be prepared, please bring your own chair.

To reduce the cost of this event, participants should supply their own plates and silverware. Napkins will be provided. 

To avoid food allergies, please include a recipe card with your dish to be placed adjacent to the dish along the food service line(s).
Thanks to the Garrard County Chamber of Commerce, beverages will be provided. There will also be an opportunity for those who would like to, to give a voluntary donation to help rebuild the flood-damaged community of Paint Lick.

For more information, Contact: Deborah Messenger

knobhobbler@gmail.com (859) 619-0334, cell

download pdf flyer

Don’t count us out just yet.

May 7, 2010

The flood has us down, but working hard to get up.     In 2006, the Lexington Herald-Leader ran a feature on our village of Paint Lick and entitled it “Don’t count it out “. Four years and one big flood later has some of our first generation residents worried about the village they have come to love. Debbie Parker has worked harder this week at Friends than most anyone. Loraine came home Monday singing her praises and saying what a God-send she was. Yesterday she showed me something she had sat down and written to share the burden of her heart.      

Debbie (on the right) sorting the wet clothes with Janet.

By Deborah Parker- May 5, 2010 

IT IS NOW THREE DAYS since the flood and I’m thinking, “ Will this be the nail in the coffin of our little town of Paint Lick”? 
 
I moved to this community known as Paint Lick in February, 1960, from the coal fields of Harlan County. My dad was a coal miner. It was a thriving community of three grocery stores, a post office, the mill, Peoples Bank, two service stations, a restaurant, the Sportsmen’s club Eva Lee’s beauty shop, Earl Nave’s barber shop, J.R. Television repair. . .just to name a few of the one’s from the memories of a young child. As the years went by there have been numerous floods,fires, and tornadoes that caused changes both good and bad. The bad economy almost got us in the eighty’s, but still our heart was beating strong. We lost the Ashland station about this time. We are a community that cares about each other. When a tragedy happens, the people of Paint Lick are there lending a helping hand. Rumors began to circulate that we were losing our post office, but thank God, at least for now we still have her.
  
 In the late ’80s and early ’90s we lost the grocery stores of Calico and Brown, and Herlin McQuerry’s.The mill is long gone. About that time, The Friend’s of Paint Lick was formed by Dean Cornett who was also responsible for praying Doctor John Belanger to Paint Lick. He and his staff has provided us with the Family clinic which also suffered extensive damage. The bank changed to First Southern and we got a world-class wood shop in the person of Don Weber. He came to us from Wales via California, in an old green Chevrolet truck. Don has brought national attention (television) to Paint Lick. Of course it was Dean Cornett as one of President George Bush, Sr’s, “Point of Lights” recipient that first gained national attention for Paint Lick.
 
 So many people who have been a vital part of our community are no longer with us: Joe and Helen Adams, Dud and Eva Lee Hurte, Charlie and Maxine Brown, Franklin Dillion, Lucien, Geneva, and Ralph Starnes, Maggie and Otis Gooch, Jessie and Gladys Miller, Rudy Hensley, and others too numerous to list here. All are still remembered as a vital part of our heritage. Now we are in the twenty-first century and we have lost our restaurant to a fire and no longer have a station that sells gas. The days of the post office is on it’s way out.
 
 I guess what I’ve been trying to say is that the heartbeat of Paint Lick seems to be fading. Only we, the community can act as a defibulator to shock it back to a healthy condition. I don’t want Paint Lick to just be a memory. We dare not let this flood be the occasion that delivers the death toll. Let’s do something, whatever it takes to show there is still life here where we live, play, and work. I care deeply about my community and am willing to join others to get the heartbeat strong and dynamic.
 
As the saying on Dean Cornett’s truck reminded everyone that saw it- “Press on Regardless!” Let that be our rally cry as we work together to bring back the life-force to Paint Lick.
  Related article in 1991 New York Times about Katie Rollins and the hard times Debbie speaks of in the ’80s in Paint Lick.