A Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

It’s the 80th anniversary of the film, The Wizard of Oz” and as the movie line says, “There's no place like home”.

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Paducah-McCracken County Habitat for Humanity has selected a family in preparation for a fall 2019 home build on River Oaks Road in Paducah. You’re invited to join Leadership Paducah Class #32 as they raise funds that will help this family find their home. Class #32, together with presenting sponsor Regions Bank and Maiden Alley Cinema want to celebrate with a family friendly event.

There will be games, costume contests, a photo booth and a screening of The Wizard of Oz on the big screen. Check in will be at 5.50 pm when you can grab some Wizard of Oz themed snacks and sign- up for costume contest if you wish to participate. Enjoy games, photo booth and lollipop raffle in the lobby.

At 6pm, head into the cinema and hear a brief, very brief, overview of Leadership Paducah Class 32 and their project. At 6.30 the “Wizard of Oz” will start playing on the big screen. Activities will continue in the lobby during the film if folks want to come and go, grab another drink or mingle with other patrons.

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Tickets can be purchased HERE

Adults are $25 and kids are $10 – so join everyone along the Yellow Brick road and help a family find their forever home.

Save the date

There’s No Place Like Home

To raise the $70,000 needed to build this home is going to take more than just a movie screening. On Saturday, June 9, Leadership Paducah Class #32 is hosting “There’s No Place Like Home”. It will be a night of fun and fundraising. The main event will be acclaimed hypnotist, Tom Deluca. For more information on this event and to find out about sponsorships and more, please visit, paducahchamber.org.

Leadership Paducah

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Leadership Paducah is a leadership development program coordinated by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. Established in 1984, the participants selected for 2019-20 will become Class #33. The program is directed towards individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities and exposes them to a variety of topics and issues to better understand our community. It is an educational opportunity that broadens perspectives and allows participants to gain increased understanding of community dynamics and public issues.  

From applications submitted, approximately 30 individuals are chosen each year to participate. The program kicks off with a retreat in August and monthly sessions continue through May. A graduation ceremony is held at the Chamber’s Power in Partnership Breakfast in June. During the monthly sessions the participants study the community through tours and presentations. Leadership enrichment programs are incorporated in the classes. You can download the application HERE.

Paducah-McCracken County Habitat For Humanity

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habitat house is simple, decent, and affordable. It is small, low maintenance, and energy efficient. There are no frills—no basement, no garage. Habitat builds simple, decent, affordable energy-efficient homes in partnership with qualifying low-income families.

Habitat for Humanity is not a giveaway program. Houses are sold to Homeowner Partners without profit, using zero interest on 20 year mortgages. Homeowners make a small down payment and must complete 250 sweat equity hours before they can move into their homes. Sweat equity hours are usually worked on their home and other families' homes, or on another Habitat project.

When Habitat families move from poverty housing into their own homes, they report better health, increased stability in the family, and children who do better in school. There is well-documented improvement in civic involvement that accompanies movement from rental to ownership. This is good for everyone in the community. 

For more information and to volunteer or donate please visit paducahhabitat.org/