Kentucky Women Veterans Unite! 2016

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Kentucky Women Veterans Unite! continues in 2106.  We will continue to hold events for and outreach to Kentucky's 24,000 women veterans, including regional conferences in Eastern and Western Kentucky.







Recent Women Veterans Events 

Christmas Dinner for Lady Veterans at THVC

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From the white linen and crystal to the prime rib and the sparkling cider in champagne glasses, it was a four-star occasion for the Lady Veterans of Thomson-Hood Veterans Center. Kentucky Women Veterans Coordinator LuWanda Knuckles was the guest speaker, and helped distribute Christmas stockings, gift bags and hand-made angel centerpieces to the veterans, one of whom, Dorothy Farmer, right, just celebrated her 99th birthday.

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Paintings for Veterans

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Three veterans at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, including James Barnes at left, received original paintings created by participants in the Louisville Paint for Women Veterans event. Several participants donated their artwork to veterans at KDVA's veterans centers.

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E. Kentucky Women Veterans Regional Conference

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KDVA held the first ever Eastern Kentucky Women Veterans Regional Conference in Hazard Oct. 1.  It featured Keynote Speaker Vietnam Veteran Major Marj Graves, plus Perry County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander, Assistant Secretary of State Lindsay Thurston and Commissioner of Workplace Standards Ervin Dimeny. The Letcher County Central High School ROTC Drill Team performed five different drills to close the conference.

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Paint for Women Veterans Lexington

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The Second Paint for Women Veterans Fundraiser took place at the Locust Trace Agriculture Center in Lexington Sept. 16. Artist Shelley King led the mostly non-painter crowd started recreating a fireworks-like vision of puff dandelions at sunset. Soon even the least artistic in the crowd released their creativity.  The event raised more than $300 for the KDVA Women Veterans Program.  Thank you to everyone who participated!

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Paint for Women Veterans Louisville

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Two dozen friends of women veterans painted up a fundraising storm July 22 in Louisville. Artist Shelley King got the mostly non-painter crowd started recreating a van Gogh-style version of the U.S. flag. Soon even the least artistic in the crowd released their creativity. The event raised 460 for the KDVA Women Veterans Program. Another Paint for Women Veterans event is planned for Lexington.

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