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2014 Oldham County Day honors Project Guild's founding members

Local  organizations, businesses, marching bands, food vendors and artists are preparing to greet participants at the 44th annual Oldham County Day celebration on Saturday, July 19, on the Oldham County courthouse lawn and surrounding streets in historic downtown La Grange.

Oldham County Day, hosted annually by the Project Guild of La Grange, is designed to celebrate community pride and to create fun for all ages, a reunion for classmates and neighbors and a source of income for local charities.

The Project Guild of La Grange, a non-profit organization supporting community endeavors throughout Oldham County, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year by honoring the organization’s founding members as parade grand marshals.

Project Guild of La Grange was founded in August 1964, with 14 young homemakers as charter members – Linda Abbott, Pat Ashbrook, the late Linda Brown, Judy Cox, the late Joyce Crouch, Marcia Crouch, Charlotte Harrod, Peggy Hayden, Beverly Houchin, Helen Howard, Betty Leet, Wanda McHargue, Wendy Roberts and Jackie Chadwell.

Project Guild chooses an Oldham County Day parade grand marshal by way of nominations from the community, and honors an individual during a luncheon prior to Oldham County Day.

To celebrate 50 years of service to Oldham County, Project Guild will honor the organization’s 14 founding members as the 2014 Oldham County Day Parade Grand Marshals.

The Oldham County Day Grand Marshal Luncheon takes place at 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at the John Black Community Center, 1551 N. Ky. 393, La Grange.

Tickets are $12. For information, call Victoria Motyka, (502) 640-0501(502) 640-0501

Project Guild has seen many changes in its history. What began as a group of 14 young homemakers now celebrates 18 women of all seasons of life who are focused on the same mission that first brought the group together in 1964 - to make Oldham County a better place to live!