The winners of the 2014 Bardstown Christmas Parade were First Place Business and Best Overall - ORBIS, and Second Place Business - Nelson County Beekeepers, First Place Nonprofit - Cub Scouts Pack 142, and Second Place Nonprofit - Nelson County FFA.
Throughout December, Barktown Rescue will donate a portion of its adoption fees to a family whose toddler is battling cancer.
Half of all adoption fees will be donated to the Larimore family, whose 2-year-old son, Oakley, was recently diagnosed with pre-B (ALL) acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Barktown Rescue has already raised $450 after completing six adoptions, Suzanne Bridwell, president, said Monday.
The Larimore family is also trying to raise $5,000 for Oakley’s medical bills on youcaring.com, a crowd-funding website.
The Bardstown Christmas Parade made its way down North Third Street Thursday night in downtown Bardstown. The ORBIS Materials Handling, Inc., float was named the overall Snowball winner. ORBIS also won first place in the business division. The Nelson County Beekeepers won second place in the business division for its float. Cub Scouts 142’s float won first place in the non-profit division. Nelson County FFA won second place. Find more photos from the 2014 Bardstown Christmas Parade here.
For many, the holiday season serves as a time of giving and sharing. The Salvation Army hopes that the community will think charitably over the next few weeks when out shopping so that they, too, can help those less fortunate.
The red kettles — synonymous with the Salvation Army’s name — serve as just one way for people to give back during the holidays. But Anita Westrup, chairperson of the kettle fundraiser, said bell ringers — who operate the kettles — are in short supply.