Spread some hope this holiday season

| December 16, 2010
The Voice-Tribune's Bridgette Borraga spread a bit of hope.

The Voice-Tribune's Bridgette Borraga spread a bit of hope.

Hope has a name: Mine. It’s yours too.

And now I’m hoping The Healing Place doesn’t run out of time.

The Louisville facility offers freedom from homelessness and addiction. The goal right now is to raise a total of $1.2 million to pay off the new Women and Children’s Center by the end of December in order to earn an $800,000 grant.

As I said last week, the amount seems enormous, but if we all pitch in a $10 contribution, there are many people who believe it’s achievable, including me – and my colleagues.

We hope you’ll join us in spreading hope this holiday season by visiting www.hopehasaname.org to make an online contribution.

WE DID The Dougie

“SportsTalk 84″ host Lachlan McLean showed off his mad moves last week when the Louisville Lightning and The Voice-Tribune hosted a “Dougie Dance-Off” during halftime of the Lightning’s Dec. 10 match. And let me tell you: Of all the sporting events I’ve attended, I’ve not enjoyed a more entertaining half.

Lach – along with his darling daughters Maddie and Lucy (I’ve nicknamed them the Diva Duo and am absolutely in love) – did The Dougie alongside a number of dancers who ranged in age and gender.

In the end, however, the crowd picked 7-year-old Demani Ford as the winner of the coveted trophy. Expect to see the pop-locking youngster on some national dance show one day soon.

In addition to the trophy, Demani also won two tickets to the Lightning’s remaining home games, a one-year subscription to The Voice-Tribune, a Breeders’ Cup collectible Zenyatta cap, a $90 gift certificate to Sunny Daize, $20 in gift cards from Staxx Roadhouse & BBQ and a $10 Sun Tan City gift card.

Plus, he definitely earned bragging rights, though he was such a sweetie, I don’t believe you’ll ever hear him boast.



Each week, The Voice-Tribune offers our Facebook fans exclusive online-only specials and deals from a number of our advertisers. For instance, if you LIKE our page, you can find out what you need to do so you can get 15 percent off of all services and products at Clique Waxing Boutique or win all kinds of free stuff, including a 26-ounce Hot Maple Toddy,  candle from Breitenstein Frame Shoppe (smells so good!), silver fleur-de-lis wine stopper or a gift certificate to KT’s Restaurant & Bar.

Contact Angie at (502) 551-2698, angie@voice-tribune.com, www.facebook.com/angiefenton1 or www.twitter.com/angiefenton

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Angie Fenton
Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.

Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.

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