“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: firstname.lastname@example.org
$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