Paulette Gray, Director of the Community Disciples, was in studio Tuesday morning to talk to WPKY about the upcoming Community Disciples Annual Banquet and Dotson Days Community Festival.

Paulette told listeners that the Community Disciples Annual Banquet will be held on Thursday, August 2nd at 6PM at Northside Baptist Church’s Recreational Outreach Center. The guest speaker will be Dr. Walter G. Bumpus, a 1966 graduate from Caldwell County High School, who is currently the President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 270-365-3467. Paulette asked that all tickets be purchased in advance.

Paulette then stated that Dotson Days Community Festival will be held on Friday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 5th at Dotson Park in Princeton. Festivities include the Dotson Park Football Camp for youth ages kindergarten through 6th grade on Friday and Saturday from 9AM to 12:30PM and Sunday from 1 to 4:30PM; Youth “Dirt Bowl” Basketball Tournament for ages 9 to 13 on Friday at 4:30PM; Corn Hole Tournament on Friday at 6PM; DJ in the Park for youth from 8 to 10PM both Friday and Saturday nights; Bingo with Barbara Poulnot from 10 to 11:45AM on Saturday; 7 on 7 Basketball Tournament for ages 14 and over on Saturday at 1PM; Black and Gold Dance for those age 25 and older from 9PM to 1AM on Saturday; and a Co-Ed Kickball Tournament for ages 6 and up starting at 4:30PM on Sunday. Paulette said that there will also be a Back to School Supplies giveaway on Friday starting at 3PM and any student in kindergarten through the 12th grade may come and pick up free school supplies, at least one parent must accompany the student.

Paulette then told listeners about this year’s memorial program, “Reflections: Remembering Dotson,” with guest speakers Ophelia Tinsley Scott and Fred Walker Jr, that will be held on Saturday from noon until 1PM. The program will also include community and veteran recognitions. There will also be a church worship service in the park on Sunday at 3PM with speaker Reverend Kimberly Traylor, pastor at the Spillman Chapel CME Church in Princeton.

Paulette also mentioned that vendors, both food and otherwise, will be set up in the park on Friday and Saturday and invited all in the community to come out with their families to enjoy the celebrations.

Those interested in participating in the Corn Hole Tournament may contact Dan Harris at 270-625-1134. Those interested in participating in the 7 on 7 Basketball Tournament may contact Vic Gray at 270-365-3467, cost is $100 per team and teams are allowed to have 8 players on their roster. Those interested in participating in the Kickball Tournament may contact Gloria Walker at 270-625-4792. Those who have children ages 9 to 13 who are interested in participating in the “Dirt Bowl” Youth Basketball Tournament can contact Vic Gray at 270-365-3467.

You can catch the full interview with Paulette Gray below.