“Bringing the Community Together” is the theme for the 2013 W.C. Young Community Center Board of Director’s 8th of August Emancipation Celebration. It is a time when we affirm, serve, spend quality time, break bread, and spread love! This year, special recognition will be given to those 80 years and older. Our beloved seniors will be recognized at the Open House.

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

$100 donation – Illustrious Supporter                               and write “AD” in the subject line, or you may mail to:

$  75 – full page                                                                     PO Box 2343 – Paducah, KY 42003-2343.

$  50 – ½ page                                                                     Contact:  Eric Patterson (270) 366-1795

$  25 – ¼ page                                                                     Make checks payable to: WC Young Community Center

$    5 per person – Patron                                                  Deadline: July 8, 2013

Save the Dates:  August 7th  -  August 11th, 2013

    Date:                 Time:                                  Event, Location, Donation:                                       Chairperson:                  

WED, Aug 7    7:00pm to 8:00pm                Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony                                               Shirley Bunch

                                                                          WC Young Community Center                                                   (270) 444-7259

THU, Aug 8       7:00am to 11:00am             Emancipation Breakfast                                                              Mary Pettus-Rowland

                                                                          WC Young Community Center                                                   (270) 442-5749

                                                                          $6.00 per person

THU, Aug 8    6:30pm until                          Outdoor Gospel Concert                                                           George Ross

                                                                          Paducah Riverfront                                                                                     (270) 331-2456


FRI, Aug 9       12 noon until                      Family Tailgate Parties & Vendors                                            Geco Ross/Wilma Bunch

                                                                          Coleman Park (10th & Caldwell Streets)                                           (270) 853-0811

FRI, Aug 9        9:00pm to 1:00am              Emancipation Dance                                                                  Eric Patterson

                                                                          Robert Cherry Civic Center                                                        (270) 366-1795

                                                                          $22 advance tickets; $25 at door

                                                                          (Table reservations with advanced purchase of 8+ tickets – No Coolers!)

SAT, Aug 10   11:00am until                       Parade, Family Tailgate Parties & Vendors                              J W Cleary/Judy Calhoun

                                                                            Parade begins at Washington St & Walter Jetton Blvd     (270) 217-2508

                                                                            and ends at Park. Line-up starts at 10am – Parade starts at 11am

SAT, Aug 10     9:00pm to 1:00am               All Black Affair                                                                              George Ross

                                                                          Robert Cherry Civic Center                                                        (270) 331-2456

                                                                          $20 per person


SUN, Aug 11    4:00pm until                        Salute to Gospel Music                                                               Geco Ross

                                                                          Paducah Tilghman High School                                               (270) 366-4301


    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


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