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Aug. 18 tailgate event at WKU-Glasgow to benefit Junior Achievement

At 4 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 18), WKU-Glasgow administration, staff and students along with the Junior Achievement Advisory Board will gather at the WKU-Glasgow Campus for a tailgate event to show support of area high school football teams at the T.J. Samson Bowl.

Volunteers will be grilling and selling ribeye steak sandwiches to raise funds and awareness for Junior Achievement’s business and economics programs for area students in kindergarten through 12th grades and to unite the community as sports fans enjoy the games.

The T.J. Samson Bowl will kick off at 5 p.m. at Barren County High School with Glasgow vs. Todd County Central followed by Barren County vs. Metcalfe County.

Barren County Junior Achievement Advisory Board members are: Andrea Gentry, Angela Rush, April Bowles Russell, Carol Degroft, Cynthia Watson, Shelly Smith, Derron Steenbergen, Gina Lyon, Linda Pool, Karisa Peterson, Leigh Witty, Marcus Kingrey, Anastasha Arosteguy, Tommy O’Brien, Wes Dickson, Dallas Arosteguy, Kelly McKay, Wendy Renzelman, Wes Mouser and Gary Pierce.

About Junior Achievement: Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA offers in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12. Junior Achievement offers educational programs that focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development.

Contact: Judy Parker, (270) 659-6933; or Rose Mary Byrd, (270) 670-4576.

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