Darren Doyle, story and photos
Senior Food Pantry Coordinator Vickie Walker celebrated the official ribbon cutting of the newly constructed Senior Food Pantry, located inside the Brownsville Community Center today along with volunteers, officials, and the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce.
Several months ago, Judge Executive Wil Cannon thought that constructing a new pantry inside the community center would be better use of county funds than paying rent in another building. The total price for the entire project was less than one year's rent in the former location.
"I want to thank all of Edmonson County for this," said Walker. "We just appreciate everyone's help so much."
She also thanked the Great Onyx Job Corps Carpentry division and Judge Cannon.
"None of this would've even been possible without Judge Cannon's work on this," she said.
She also credited Deputy Jailer Todd Vincent for his hard work and design help of the structure. Also attending was State Senator-elect Steve Meredith.
Walker also presented Judge Cannon a plaque in appreciation for his labor, help, and his role in seeing the project completed. "I don't feel like I deserve this," Cannon said. "She's the hero, not me. She volunteers here all the time."
Those in attendance enjoyed fellowship and refreshments afterwards.