The Jessamine County Beef Cattlemen Association is well known for raising money to help out local charities. Last year, the group raised more than $15,000 for Jessamine charities, and this year, the association has more cookouts planned that will benefit more local groups.
But on May 21 and 22, the association’s fundraising efforts will branch out from the local scene as members are on a mission to raise money for tornado victims in Alabama and flood victims in western Kentucky.
Next weekend’s venture was the brainchild of beef cattlemen member David Bain, organizer Charles Miller said.
“It was his suggestion that we have a cookout to try to raise some funds to help these people, and it was a good (idea), I thought,” Miller said.
The cookout will take place in the Tractor Supply parking lot off North Main Street with the usual fare.
“It will be burgers and rib-eye sandwiches, and beef hot-dogs, like we always have,” Miller said. “Hopefully everyone will come out and support this deal.”