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Adair County raises $29,903.57 for 2009 Crusade for Children

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By Donald Hare, Public Affairs Officer
Special ColumbiaMagazine.com story

The Adair County Fire Dept totals for the 56 annual WHAS Crusade for Children turned in from the three county fire departments at the Adair County Elementary School on Saturday, June 6, 2009 was as follows:
  • Columbia-Adair Co. Fire Dept> raised: $26,930.23
  • Knifley Fire Department raised$1,742.42
  • Breeding Fire Department $1,230.92
  • TOTAL $29,903.57
The turn-in was televised live on WBKO-Tv, Bowling Green, KY, with news caster Chris Allen as the announcer. In addition to Adair County Fire Departments, the Russell Springs Fire Department from Russell County and the Summersville Fire Department from Green County were also on hand.

The brightest news in the turnin came when Captain Jason Upchurch of Knifley Fire Department reported that collections there were $1,742.42, more than double the 2008 total of $705.59.



This story was posted on 2009-06-08 05:05:41
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2009 Crusade Turn in: Breeding Fire Department



2009-06-07 - Adair County Elementary School, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
The Breeding Fire Department collected $1,230.92 for the 2009 WHAS Crusade for Children. Above, from left are Brandon Elliott, Daniel Wilson, Chaplain Jessie Hagan, Jerry Elliot, Chief Terry Harvey, shy Ed Wigal, hiding behind the announcer, ; Brandon Harvey, and Tony Harvey. WBKO's Chris Allen, is introducing Chief Harvey.

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2009 Crusade Turn In: Brandon Lewis reads Columbia totals



2009-06-07 - Adair Co. Elementary School, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
WBKO-TV 13 NEWSMAN CHRIS ALLEN listens as 2009 Crusade Chair Brandon Lewis read the names of the contributors who raised a total of $26,930.23 to turn in at the live telecast from Adair County Elementary School.

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2009 Crusade Turn In: Russell Springs Fire Department



2009-06-07 - Adair Co. Elementary School, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. CHRIS ALLEN talks with Russell Springs, KY, firefighters H.M. Bottom, center, and Mark Barnett, right, who reported over $3,000 already raised, and more to be collected with a roadblock today at the intersection of KY 80 and US 127 in Russell Springs.
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Crusade Turn In: A big stack of money from C-AC Fire Dept.!



2009-06-07 - Adair County Elementary School, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
ENOUGH MONEY TO IMPRESS CHRIS ALLEN: turned in by, from left, Bradley Caldwell, Brandon Lewis, Wayne Ray (Cubs cap) Chad Wheet, Chris Bragg, Charles V. Sparks, (two children standing, unidentified) child sitting, Breanna Caldwell, Holly Caldwell, In back Phyllis Caldwell, Billy Caldwell, and Trent Sparks (blue shades) and front, in red, Michael Montgomery and to his right, in front, Robert Montgomery. The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department hauled in $26,930.23 this year.

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2009 Crusade Turn In: Brinks Truck picks up collections



2009-06-08 - Adair Co. Elementary School - Photo by Ed Waggener.
A BRINKS ARMORED TRUCK pulled in front of Adair County Elementary School immediately after the close of the live telecast Saturday evening to pick up the more than $30,000 turned in by Adair County Fire Departments from Columbia, Breeding, and Knifley; Green County's Summerville Fire Department, and Russell County's Russell Springs Fire Department. At right is WBKO's Chris Allen, talking with Brandon Lewis, Columbia Crusade Chairman; Robert Montgomery is taking down the Crusade symbol, and Billy Caldwell is at left by the fire truck. The person in the foreground is Crusade Coordinator Bob Greenwell of Bullitt Co., who is in his last year in the position. Next year, Chief Allen Johnson of the Campbellsville Fire Department will be the area coordinator.

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