Ole D.W. and his wife Stevie are going to be back in Owensboro this Tuesday for a very important event and one that is near Darrell's heart. Hospice of Western Kentucky's Kick-Off Celebration announcing their Heartford House building project.

Darrell Waltrip knows how much Hospice helps not only patients but families as well. His personal experience was with his Dad, Leroy. Stevie and Darrell felt the services Hospice provides are so important they wanted to help increase awareness and services in their hometown.

"Hospice has been in this area for 30 years and provides some great services", said Executive Director Rod Mcfain. "With the additon of Heartford House we can expand those services to an estimated 525 - 550 families per year."

Rod was on the Joe Lowe Morning Show Friday Morning. We discussed Hospice, The Building Project and Tuesday's event at Golfland.

Heartford House will be a 4.5 million dollar homelike hospice facility featuring 12 beds for inpatient care. The room will be large enough so families can stay with loved ones and the grounds will include walking paths, a lake and gardens. To encourage local donations, Hospice will match all individual gifts dollar for dollar. The hope is to raise $2.25 million from contributions for a toatal of $4.5 million with the match.


The event Tuesday will be at Golfland off Parrish Avenue. Time is 4:30 - 9 P.M. The evening will feature free entry and music (bring your own lawn chairs). Tickets may be purchased for Go-Karts, batting cages, dunking booth, inflatables and Miniature Golf.

You might even be chosen to race against OLE D.W. on the Go Kart track.

There will also be food and drink for purchase.

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