The spirit of community - part 2
by Teresa Ann Pearson
Editor, Advance Yeoman
WICKLIFFE - In last weeks paper I done an article on the spirit of community in Ballard County about the storefront murals that Lana Bisson painted in Wickliffe. I enjoyed doing that article because Lana Bisson and her husband Henry (Chip) were so excited about community that a little rubbed off on me. So in the spirit of community I have decided to continue this article and talk more about the wonderful things happening in Ballard County.
This week we will go into more about things happening in Wickliffe and then more on to each of the citys in Ballard County.
As I said in the last article, Chip and Lana bought the old Anderson House in Wickliffe and then the house across the street and several buildings along the main street in Wickliffe to fix up and rent out for businesses. First business will be the Butcher Block.
The Butcher Block is a meat market or butcher shop located out of Fancy Farm. They will be opening soon hopefully by the end of the month and will carry a variety of beef, pork, poultry and seafood.
You can find them on Facebook at Fancy Farm's Butcher Block/ Stahr Foods.
They do meat bundles and great weekly specials.
Chip Bisson says they have the freezers in and work is moving along quickly to get them in.
Bisson says he has two other possible businesses coming in, one being a craft shop that Lana wants to start that will have craft and scrapbooking classes. She plans to call her place Crafty Hollar.
The other building is being looked at for a coffee shop. More details as they become availabile.
Another great community spirit venture that is taking place in Wickliffe is the Ballard County Society of Historical Preservation.
The Historical Preservation group is a non-profit organization that is restoring the old Methodist Church in Wickliffe by the Courthouse.
This group has cleaned and restored a lot of the old church but they are having huge issues with the roof. The roof is leaking and needs to be replaced. They have raised some money for the roof but need a lot more. They are having fundraisers and need volunteers.
The group plans to do other Ballard County restorations after the church is complete.
Ballard County Society for Historical Preservation meeting is held on the 2nd Thursday at 2 p.m. Find them on Facebook.
If you find your self with a little Community Spirit please get involved with a local group and volunteer a little of your time for our county. Ballard County is growing and moving forward, we need everyone to be on board for a better community.
Please pitch in where and when you can and donate what you can to help!