Golden Corral in New Boston is hosting a Veteran’s celebration beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. There will be performances by local singers and guest speakers, WWII vehicles on display, and students will be participating from New Boston, Portsmouth and South Webster schools. Then beginning at about 5 p.m., Golden Corral will begin serving free buffet dinner to veterans.
Benefit ride is Saturday
Beverly Craig, a breast cancer survivors, is helping friends and family to organize a benefit ride for her son, Joe Stanley, who is fighting neck cancer. The ride will leave Tracy Park at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Sign-ups will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Also there will be music, 50/50, and several giveaways.
Cost will be $10 for single rider and $15 for rider with a passenger.
Representative answers seniors’ questions
A representative from Western and Southern Financial Group will be at the U.S.S.A. Inc. Scioto County Multipurpose Senior Citizens Center, 117-119 Market St., from 10 a.m. to noon Friday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. The representative will answer questions for local senior citizens who might have questions regarding life insurance, Medicare supplements, savings protection, and long term care. This question and answer session is free and open to the public.
Vernon sets community clean-up
Vernon Township will have dumpsters at the township garage through Friday, Nov. 12, for township residents. No tires are being collected.
River Bend honors veterans
As a small token of appreciation for veterans who served and sacrificed for the greater good of America, River Bend House, Pirate Drive, Wheelersburg, invited veterans to attend a celebration. On Friday, Nov. 12, River Bend House, a senior living community by Assisted Living Concepts Inc., will host a free breakfast and open house for local veterans and their family members from 7 to 9 a.m.
After breakfast, veterans can tour River Bend House to learn more about the facility. Emmett Gregory from the James Dickey Post American Legion will make a presentation.
To RSVP for the event or for more information about River Bend House, contact the residence director at (740) 574-1399 or visit www.alcco.com.
Kentucky State Parks adjust hours
Kentucky State Parks will be adjusting their hours of seasonal operation for the winter months beginning Nov. 14 through March 15, 2011.
Beginning Nov. 14, all 17 resorts will be open to the public beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays for lodging as well as dinner Wednesday evenings, then remain open until 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoons during the winter. They will return to normal schedules on March 15, 2011, to accommodate the increase in spring visitors.
During the winter period, the lodge rooms and restaurants will be closed Sunday evening through Wednesday afternoons unless group meetings are booked. Cottages will continue to be rented any day of the week to accommodate travelers and the park grounds will remain open. All lodges and restaurants will continue to accept future reservations and accommodate meeting and group business.
These steps are being taken as part of a cost savings measure due to the budget constraints resulting from the national recession. The period between Sunday and Wednesday was chosen because those days have the lowest occupancy at the resorts during the winter.
Recreation parks and historic sites will also be adopting winter hours as in previous years. Guests should check in advance before traveling.
During the winter months, there are still many special park events planned around the holidays, New Year’s Eve parties, wildlife viewing, entertainment and more. For more information about parks, hours of operation, special events and reservations, visit www.parks.ky.gov.