Christian County Military Affairs Committee

Flapjacks & Backpacks

Join us for Flapjacks & Backpacks on Friday, August 5th. We are hosting the Hopkinsville Tourism and the Christian County Military Affairs Committee teams who will be making pancakes from the Batter Capital of the World– which is right in our back yard, Hopkinsville KY! During the event, we will have school supplies donated from the Travis Manion Foundation and Amazon for children to take home. Registration is required. Registration opens at 6 p.m. on August 29th.

MAC Blood Drive

Have you missed the last few blood drives on Fort Campbell? Great news! We are partnering with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and bringing the blood drive to Hopkinsville.
Did you know only three percent of people in the U.S. give blood. A third (33%) of the public has never considered that blood may not be available when a loved one needs it. Join this wonderful group of people who care by donating blood at the next Blood Drive at the War Memorial Building on Wednesday, July 20th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Appointments are available NOW…make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or online at and search for zip code 42240. An appointment can save you time!

Hoptown Half & 5K Expo

Come pick up your race packet (including your official race bib), race shirt, and visit with a slew of running vendors, all on September 18, 2020, at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville. The Expo will run from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, giving runners/walkers the chance to beat the crowd and enjoy some fellowship the night before the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K. We look forward to seeing you there!

Gander Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony

Please join the Christian County Military Affairs Committee for the Gander Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony on December 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Gander Memorial Park. The park is located at the corner of US 41-A and Pennyrile Parkway.

For more information, please call Kechia Lowry at 270-885-9096 or email [email protected]

Eagle Ambassador Breakfast 2019

Join the Christian County Military Affairs Committee for the annual Eagle Ambassador Breakfast on November 20, 2019 at 7:30 am at The Bruce. They will celebrate their work over the past year supporting military families and Fort Campbell. The featured keynote speaker for this year’s breakfast will be MG Brian Winski, Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) and Fort Campbell.

While admission is free, they do require an RSVP by Monday, November 18, 2019. Please contact the Christian County Chamber of Commerce today to reserve your seat, 270-885-9096 or [email protected].

Veterans Honor Parade

The 20th Annual Veterans Honor Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, will allow all local vets the chance to walk or ride along the parade route, which will begin at the War Memorial Building (1202 South Virginia Street) at 10 a.m. Veterans don’t need to register in advance to participate, but are asked to check in at War Memorial by 9:30 a.m. the morning of the event.

We also hope that thousands of “sidewalk saluters” will line the streets to honor these brave men and women. The route will go from South Virginia Street to 9th Street, ending at the Christian County Justice Center. For more information, please call 270-887-4290.

The following streets will be blocked from 9am-10:30am:
– 14th Street at Virginia Street
– 13th Street at Virginia Street
– 12th Street at Virginia Street and at Main Street
– 11th Street at Liberty Street
– 10th Street at Main Street and at Bethel Street
– Main Street at 7th Street
– Bethel Street at 7th Street
– Bethel Street at 9th Street
– 9th Street at Justice Way

The Christian County Justice Center will be CLOSED to public parking. Suggested parking areas are Founders Square, Bethel Street, Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library and West Side Park.


Military Affairs Salute Saturday Chili Cook-off and Grilled Cheese Challenge – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

The Military Affairs Salute Saturday Chili Cook-off and Grilled Cheese Challenge is one of our community’s best-loved traditions! The annual event features both civilian and military teams competing for prizes up to $1,000.

Chili tasting is free for all military ID card holders; $2 for civilians.

All money raised goes to support our military community members!

This year, Military Affairs is partnering with the Hoptown Harvest Festival‘s Bourbon Mashoree to bring you craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries from across the region to compete for bragging rights. Additionally, there will be live music and a large kids zone. The Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5k is also taking place that day and ends in Founders Square just in time for the Chili Cook-off festivities.

Event Schedule for Saturday September 28th:
7:00 am: Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K
11:00 am: Farmers Market and Vintage Craft Fair
Noon-until chili runs out: Public Chili tasting
Noon-7:00 pm: Bourbon Mashoree, Kids Zone and Live Music

Team Schedule:
*6:00-8:00 am: Chili/Grilled Cheese Teams arrive for setup
*8:00 am: Chili cooking begins
*10:00 am: Grilled cheese turned into judges
*Noon: Chili turned into judges and public tasting begins
Approx. 2:00 pm: Winners announced

Presenting Sponsor for the Chili Cook-off is Rogers Group Inc.
Gold Sponsor for the Grilled Cheese Challenge is Fortera Credit Union

For more great Hoptown Harvest Festival events, follow the festival on Facebook!

Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

Explore spirits and brews from regional craft distilleries, breweries & wineries as they compete for bragging rights at this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree! Experience live music, including Cayce and the Moonlight Band, 101st Airborne Division Band & The Todd County Boys! Play throughout awesome kids zone activities!

Live Music Schedule:

12:00-1:30 pm –> Cayce and the Moonlight Band
2:30-4:00 pm –> 101st Airborne Division Band
4:30-7:00 pm –> The Todd County Boys

For more great Hoptown Harvest Festival events, follow the festival on Facebook!



Farmers Market & Vintage Craft Fair – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

Joining this year’s Hoptown Harvest Festival is the Farmers Market & Vintage Craft Fair! Pick up farm fresh veggies, baked goods and vintage craft items from unique vendors!

For more great Hoptown Harvest Festival events, follow the festival on Facebook!