Poster Graphic

The theme of this year’s summer event is Hee Haw Hoedown.

The annual Estill County summer fundraiser is back after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic. This year’s event is the Hee Haw Hoedown, slated for Saturday, Aug. 13, from 6-9 p.m. at the Estill County Fair Barn.

Tickets are $50 and include dinner, entertainment, silent auction, live auction, and much more. Reserve your tickets through Aug. 1 by calling Regina Robertson at 606-726-2022.  For news and updates about the event, follow them on Facebook.

For well over a decade, a dedicated group of Estill County citizens has worked together to put on a yearly event to raise funds for Hospice Care Plus. These events have become known for their creative themes and enjoyable, yet relaxed, setting.

Michelle Hardy Osborne, planning committee member and former Hospice Care Plus board member, is excited to get back with friends in person again.

“Each year we pick a theme and then go with it. This year’s theme is Hee Haw Hoedown, so we are trying to replicate the fun of what you remember when you watched that show,” says Michelle. “There will be some pickin’ and grinnin’, jokes, a delicious country meal, and a big live auction item that we are all excited about.”

The night will also feature chicken-poo bingo, a photo booth, a silent auction, prizes for the decorate-your-own-table sponsors, and much more.

All proceeds are donated to Hospice Care Plus, Estill County’s provider of hospice, palliative, and bereavement care.

“So many people have told me how much Hospice Care Plus has meant to them after they had a loved one who was in their care,” says Michelle. “Those people, including myself, look for ways to give back. This is one way they can do that and have a fun night out in the process.”

The money raised over the years by this dedicated group has helped Hospice Care Plus provide care and services regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

Special thanks to committee members Erin Leach, Michelle Hardy Osborne, Regina Robinson, Shari Witt, Stephen Willis, and Tina Caroland for dedicated service to our community.

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, Hospice Care Plus was founded as a non-profit organization to support the quality of life of its communities through hospice, palliative, and bereavement care programs. The organization serves Estill, Jackson, Lee, Madison, Owsley, and Rockcastle counties and owns and operates the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Relying on contributions from individuals and groups, all care is provided regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Make a gift, explore career and volunteer opportunities, or call 859-986-1500 to learn more.