Theme: The Future is NOW: From the Civil Rights act of 1964 to the present progress continues

The Souvenir Book provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate births, graduates, marriages, remember deceased loved ones, or advertise your business. Please help us ‘tell your story’ by submitting articles, pictures of family or church members, and/or highlights of memorable events.


The costs of ads are as follows:                                       Please submit ads via email to: wcyoungcenter@aol.com

$  250 - full page color                                                     and write “AD” in the subject line, or you may mail to:

$  100 – full page                                                              PO Box 2343 – Paducah, KY 42003-2343.

$  75 – ½ page                                                                 Contact:  Eric Patterson (270) 366-1795

$  50 – ¼ page                                                                 Make checks payable to: WC Young Community Center

$    5 per person – Patron                                                  Deadline: July 14, 2014

Save the Dates  August 6th  -  August 10th, 2014


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

         Back to school Street Dance Grades (All youth Welcome) @ WCY Community Center 6:00pm- dusk

         Back to School Party (High School Only) @ Robert Cherry Civic Center 8:00 p.m.-midnight

Thursday, August 7, 2014               Open House@ WCY Community Center 7:00 p.m.

Friday, August 8, 2014               

         Zumba Fitness @ Robert Coleman Park 8:00 a.m.

         8th of August Breakfast@ WCY community Center 7:00 a.m.

         Family Fun Day  

         Robert Coleman Park (formerly Blackburn Park) 12noon- dusk

         Food & novelty vendors, live entertainment and youth activities                      

         Emancipation Dance@ Robert Cherry Civic Center 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

         Zumba Fitness @ Robert Coleman Park 8:00 a.m.

        Parade (line-up 10:00 a.m.) Beginning at 11:00am

        NPHC Greek stroll-off competition and tailgate area spirit award judging

        Food & novelty vendors, live entertainment, and tailgating

        Robert Coleman Park (formerly Blackburn Park) 12noon-dusk

        Divine 9 Black Greek Step Show@ Robert Cherry Civic Center 8:00pm (after party to follow)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

        Salute to Gospel Music@ Paducah Tilghman High school Auditorium



         NOTE:  T-shirts and souvenir booklets will be available at each event


The Community Center and its volunteer Board continue to provide a place for individuals, organizations, churches, etc. to meet to serve as an effective voice and vehicle for the social an economic advancement of African Americans and the community. With your support, we have documented history, honored individuals, and celebrated our freedom and culture. We are excited about this year’s activities and hope you will help us continue the celebration by investing in an ad or by making a donation to the W.C. Young Community Center.


George E Ross, Jr.

W.C. Young Community Center, Board of Directors President


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2014 Payment Form 

Vendor Form

Ad Letter


w.c.young community center, Paducah, KY, 8th of August, Emancipation Celebration, Paducah, George Ross, 505 south 8th Street, Paducah, city of Paducah, Robert Coleman, Lincoln High School