Christmas Scavenger Hunt

The Christmas Scavenger Hunt is open to all VERIFIED foster/kinship families. The hunt will begin at Joy Closet where you will get your first clue. Be sure to have your child(ren)s Christmas Wish List ready before registering for the event. A Joy Closet representative will be in contact prior to the event to tell your start time and to verify your family (if needed). Be sure to put accurate contact information on the form when you complete it and call us at 270-632-1232 if your contact information changes. All stops, but the last one will be drive thru. Lunch will be provided for the family and a take home dinner will be provided at one of the stops. We are excited to provide a fun, family oriented event, that will provide awesome memories!

Chef Jamie’s Food Truck

Super excited to announce that this year we will have my dear friends Chef Jamie’s Food Truck set up for all of my hunters opening day. They will be serving breakfast and lunch. I as a small business am always looking for ways to support other small businesses. What better way than to have them come out and be here for all my hungry hunters after bagging their deer? We are all looking forward to seeing you all.

HYPE Lunch with Visit Hopkinsville

Join Hopkinsville Young Professionals Engage for a lunch meet-up sponsored by Visit Hopkinsville on Friday October 7th at 12 PM. Learn all about what’s going on with Hopkinsville’s tourism office.
We will meet at the Visit Hopkinsville Tourism Office at 12 PM and Four Seasons will be served for lunch. Please make sure to RSVP through this event.
We look forward to seeing you there!!

HYPE Lunch with the South Western KY EDC!

Join Hopkinsville Young Professionals Engage for a lunch meet-up sponsored by the South Western KY Economic Development Council. Learn all about the existing and future industries that our community has to offer!
We will meet at the Emerging Technologies Center at HCC and Four Seasons will be served for lunch. Please make sure to RSVP through this event. We look forward to seeing you there!!


Intentional Relationships to Expand the Workforce

Location: Hopkinsville Community College
Dr. Thomas L. Riley Auditorium Stage
Free Event
Lunch Provided
to the first 50 registered individuals
*RSVP needed for food count*
Dr. OJ Oleka will share the importance of deep relationships amongst business, education, and government leaders so that specific challenges facing Christian County surrounding workforce opportunities, labor skill gaps, and educational attainment can be solved. This round table type conversation will focus on how to build relationships to resolve momentary challenges in peoples? lives in a way that can lead to transformational outcomes for individuals and communities.
Dr. OJ Oleka is a leading non-profit executive in Kentucky. Dr. Oleka has been an executive leader in both the private and public sector for over a decade, leading organizations to unprecedented success by building strong teams, executing strategic plans, and developing healthy cultures.
Dr. Oleka has a lifelong mission to end generational poverty in the United States and give every American a shot at living the American Dream. As the child of Nigerian immigrants, Dr. Oleka is an example of how educational opportunity can pull families out of poverty. Dr. Oleka earned a Marketing degree from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Bellarmine University before receiving a PhD in Leadership in Higher Education, also from Bellarmine, where he focused on college affordability, social capital, and workforce development.
As a public speaker, Dr. Oleka has spoken on a wide variety of topics that include organizational leadership and leadership identity, financial literacy, policy advocacy, crisis management, social capital, and racial justice. Dr. Oleka was recently selected for the Louisville Business First Forty Under 40 list. Dr. Oleka serves on several boards and commissions, including the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Oleka lives in Frankfort, KY with his wife Jamie, their daughters Riley and Reese, and their dog Ashe.