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Tickets are still available for March of Dimes dinner

By October 7, 2010No Comments


Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of The Center for Rural Development

Individual and group tickets for corporate tables for up to eight guests are still available for the Fourth Annual March of Dimes Testimonial Dinner set for Oct. 21 to recognize the 2010 honoree, Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of The Center for Rural Development.

A reception and silent auction will be held at 6 p.m. at The Center in Somerset, followed by dinner, a tribute to Lawson, and live auction at the conclusion of the fundraising event.

“Lonnie Lawson has played a vital role in his leadership position in helping The Center improve the lives of countless people across the region through its many programs and services,” division Director Linda Newman said. “The March of Dimes is pleased to recognize him for this leadership and service to the community and throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky.”

Proceeds from the Fourth Annual March of Dimes Testimonial Dinner will go to help support vital, cutting-edge research, community services, education, and advocacy programs all aimed at preventing birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality.

Corporate tables for eight are available for a $500 donation, and individual tickets may be purchased for $75. For more information, contact March of Dimes office at 606-679-6514 or Linda Newman via e-mail at

The Fourth Annual March of Dimes Testimonial Dinner is sponsored by The Mohn Family Foundation, Gold Sponsor; Citizens National Bank, First and Farmers National Bank, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, and The Center for Rural Development, all Silver Sponsors.

The Center, located at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset, is a non-profit organization created as a state and national model for economic, technological, and social solutions. The Center concentrates on four focus areas: leadership, technology, public safety, and arts and culture.

Past March of Dimes honorees have included Samuel Ray Godby, U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05), and Cornelia Dozier Cooper and her husband, the late Richard E. Cooper.