Crusade for Children roadblocks will begin in Adair County on Sunday, May 26 and donations from across the county will be presented on Saturday, June 1.
The schedule will run as it has in past years with a roadblock the weekend prior to the annual telethon, according to Brandon Lewis, Crusade chairman for the Columbia-Adair County fire department.
Churches will take up offerings and residents will be able to give during a roadblock on Sunday, May 26 from 8 a.m. until noon on the public square.
On Friday, May 31, firefighters will set up roadblocks on Jamestown and Campbellsville streets and in front of Wal-Mart from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. They will return the next morning at 8 a.m. and take donations until the afternoon, when they will shut down and head to Campbellsville where WBKO will provide a live remote and local fire departments will present their donations.
This marks the 60th year for the WHAS Crusade for Children and 50 years since the local fire departments have participated. Lewis said the county has raised close to $970,000 during the years it has raised money for the effort and they look forward to surpassing the $1 million mark. It could happen this year but they will probably plan a celebration during next year’s remote.
Money raised in Adair County stays in Adair County to help children with special needs.