Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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October 2, 2013

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ASHLAND — Café announces weekend events


The Lamp Post Café will host several events this weekend.

‰Local veterans will meet at 9 a.m. Friday for their monthly meeting. Matt Potter of the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center will discuss activities and programs for veterans.

‰ A poetry reading is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday with Ashland native and poet Matthew Haughton as part of the First Friday art walk. Haughton will also sign books and read aloud at 3 p.m.

The restaurant is at the corner of 15th Street and Greenup Avenue.

Giving Tree signup set


The Community Assistance and Referral Service will begin holiday signups for the annual Giving Tree program from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 through 25 and Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 at The Neighborhood at 2516 Carter Ave.

To sign up children up to age 16 to receive gifts in the  program, respond during these times; a current Neighborhood card is required and can be obtained at CAReS from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with photo ID for all adults, proof of address, proof of  income, Social Security numbers and birthdates for all in the household.

Custodial parents may sign up and must bring Neighborhood card for everyone in the home; current photo ID for adults in the household; proof of Boyd County residency (utility bill with name and address, rent receipt, etc.); Social security cards for all children; and clothing sizes and wish lists for all children.

 Participants are cross-referenced with partner agencies that provide similar services, including the Salvation Army and area family resource centers, to avoid duplication of benefits.

CAReS seeks assistance from area businesses, churches and individuals to host toy/clothing drives or volunteer to host the Giving Tree table at Ashland Town Center from Nov. 17 through Dec. 6.

For more information, call (606) 324-2949 or email nfo@boydcountycares.org.

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