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Picnic enjoyed at Veterans Memorial Park

The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce annual September picnic was held Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the Veterans Memorial Park (formerly the Roadside Park), on Hwy 55 South, Columbia, KY.

The local financial institutions - Bank of Columbia, Community Trust Bank, First and Farmers National Bank and United Citizens Bank - were the official sponsors providing barbecue and fixings catered by Paula Miller. The fundraiser auction was led by Dr. Ronald Rogers and Ellen Zornes.




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Veterans Memorial Park on Hwy 55 South



2022-09-14 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
The City of Columbia Veterans Memorial Park (formerly the Roadside Park) on Hwy 55 South is a good place for comfortable gatherings. There’s plenty of shade for walking and picnicking in covered meeting areas, plus restrooms and playground equipment for children. This picture was taken as folks were coming in before the annual Chamber of Commerce picnic began Tuesday evening, September 13, 2022.

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The blessing in song



2022-09-14 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
The Payne sisters, Phyllis at left and Sharon at right, opened the annual Columbia Adair Chamber of Commerce picnic with two of their most requested spiritual songs Tuesday evening.

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Listening to the auctioneer



2022-09-14 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Glenn, Linda and Kathy Seaton were among Columbia Adair Chamber of Commerce members enjoying the fundraiser auction after the annual picnic meal Tuesday night. The volunteer auctioneer was longtime Chamber member and leader Dr. Ronald Rogers, Chiropractor and City Council member.

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Karly wins Happy Pumpkin Spice Season



2022-09-14 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Karly Janes, 9, made the winning bid for the artwork Happy Pumpkin Spice Season at the 2022 Columbia Adair Chamber of Commerce annual picnic and fundraiser auction. Mom, Kimberly Irvin, said Karly really wanted to participate.

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Wonderful job as volunteer auctioneer



2022-09-14 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Rev. Bobby Bowe, at left, made the winning bid for the fire pit at the annual Columbia Adair Chamber of Commerce picnic and auction Tuesday. It was presented by Dr. Ronald "Butch" Rogers. Chamber Executive Director Ellen Zornes said, "Butch is a long time member, Board member and volunteer for our Chamber of Commerce. He is always up for anything asked of him . . . even auctioneering. He did a wonderful job and kept us highly entertained."

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Wrapping up 2022 annual picnic and fundraiser



2022-09-14 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Another Chamber of Commerce September picnic and fundraiser auction wrapped up just after sunset Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Columbia. Taking care of paperwork was the last chore of the evening, handled by Treasurer Cindy Turner, at left, and Executive Director Ellen Zornes, at right. Standing is Sulayne Grider with Reed Brothers Insurance checking to make sure bids were all completed.

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