This June, one lucky ticket holder will win
a free “Houseboat Holiday” on Lake Cumberland in a regional fundraising
campaign to benefit The Center for Rural Development’s three summer
youth programs and their participants—Southern and Eastern Kentucky’s next
generation of leaders.
For the second consecutive year, The Center
is partnering with Conley Bottom Resort and Marina
in Wayne County to offer a houseboat
vacation valued at nearly $3,500,
including a $200 fuel allowance. All proceeds from ticket sales will go
toward The Center’s youth programs: Rogers Scholars, Rogers Explorers,
and the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI).
“We were so successful last year in our
fundraising efforts for such an important cause that Conley Bottom
Resort and Marina chose to partner with us once again on this exciting
campaign,” Jessica Melton,
associate director of education and training for The Center, said.
The grand prize is a houseboat getaway on Lake Cumberland, one of the largest
manmade lakes in the world and the nation’s premier houseboating
Lake Cumberland is over 101 miles long with more than
1,200 miles of shoreline, astounding waterfalls, and countless secret
coves. The winning ticket holder can explore all of this and more on one
of the most luxurious houseboats in the fleet at Conley Bottom Resort
Tickets may be purchased by calling The
Center at 606-677-6000 or contacting Melton via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $5 each, or can be bought in
blocks of five for $20; 15 for $50; and 35 for $100.
The winning ticket will be drawn June 6 at
The Center. The winner does not need to be present to win, and will be
notified by phone. Dates and availability of the vacation package are
subject to approval of the marina owners.
The Center’s youth programs provide
leadership training and scholarship opportunities for middle and high
school students in its 42-county primary service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Rogers Scholars—The Center’s
flagship youth program—Rogers Explorers, and ELI are all provided free
of charge to participants and are funded through contributions and
Center for Rural Development—the Center of Excellence for rural Kentucky
and the nation—provides economic and community development programs to
residents in a 42-county primary service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky, and is home to several
statewide and national technology-based programs. For more information
on programs available through The Center, visit www.centertech.com.