Barbara Poulnot and Victor Gray in studio July 31, 2017
Barbara Poulnot, President of the Community Disciples, and Victor Gray, Vice President of the Community Disciples were in studio Monday morning to talk to WPKY about the upcoming Dotson Days festival this weekend, August 4th through the 6th.
Barbara spoke first about the Community Disciples Annual Banquet that kicks off Dotson Days, Thursday, August 3rd at Northside Baptist Church in Princeton. Community awards and the annual report will be given, with guest speaker, Ronnie Spry, who is a Caldwell native currently living in Augusta, Georgia. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling Barbara at 270-365-1243. Also, WPKY has five tickets that we’ll be giving away during our morning show, so be sure to tune in for an opportunity to win.
Victor then gave the schedule for Friday, August 4th, at the park. Starting at 3PM they will be giving away school supplies for free for students ages kindergarten through 12th grade. Then the Youth Dirt Bowl Basketball Tournament, for ages 9 to 13, will begin around 4:30PM. Kids can show up and will be put on teams, with winners getting free T-Shirts. Following that, the Corn Hole Tournament will begin at 6PM. Registration will begin at 5:30PM and groups can pre-register for $20 or $30 day of. You can contact Dan Harris at 270-365-5839 to pre-register your team. Then, Victor will be the DJ in the Park for the youth from 8 to 10PM, and following that will be a meet and greet for adults from 9PM to midnight at the Gentlemen’s Club in Princeton.
Barbara then spoke about the events on Saturday, August 5th, at the park. Festivities will start early with games and inflatables for kids at 9:30AM. Then Barbara will call Bingo from 10AM to noon, followed by the Dotson Program, “Looking Back Moving Forward” from noon to 1PM. Mayor Danny Beavers, County Judge Executive Ellen Dunning, and Jason Wilson will be speaking and there will be community and veteran recognitions as well as special music by the Community Choir, with the program being MC’d by Dakota Young. Following the program will be the Adult 7 on 7 Basketball Tournament for ages 14 and up and will last until a champion is crowned. Teams of 7 are $100 and all proceeds will go to support the various activities Community Disciples puts on, including funds for the scholarships they offer. You can contact Victor at 270-365-3467 to sign up your team. Then Victor will be back as DJ in the Park for the youth again, from 8 to 10PM. Then the Black and Gold Dance, for adults 25 and up, will be held at the Gentlemen’s Club from 9PM to 1AM. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Barbara then spoke about a new addition to Dotson Days this year. There will be a worship service in the park starting at 3PM Saturday, August 6th, with Reverend Byron Copeland. There will be special music by the Community Choir as well and Barbara invited any and all interested in joining the Community Choir to attend their practice Wednesday at 4PM at Shepard Street Baptist Church located on Green Street in Princeton.
Barbara and Victor then took some time to thank all of their sponsors, especially the Dotson Park Board, for all that they do to help make Dotson Days possible, stating that “without you, there would be no us.”
You can catch the full interview with Barbara Poulnot and Victor Gray below.