I had the privilege of attending the Motown show Friday night. If you missed it, you missed a great show.

Even though I am too young to remember the Motown era, I loved it. The singers and the Salt and Light Dancers were fabulous.

Any production that is put on by Robin Kirkland and Salt & Light is always great show.

I make it a point to try my best to always see a production put on by Salt & Light. I am always amazed at the creativity that goes into each show.

The best thing about Friday's show was that it benefited a very good cause: The Boys & Girls Club of Monroe County.

The Boys & Girls Club does a lot to help the children in Monroe County and most of it is free.

I can't tell you all the statistics because I don't know them but what I do know is that there is a great deal of underprivileged children in Monroe County and the Boys & Girls Club provides them with vision and dental services, tutoring, homework help and fun field trips.

Another thing they provide for these children is breakfast and lunch. It is sad to say that for some of these children that may be the only meals they get for that day.

It gives them a place to go when they would normally be at home with nowhere to go and nothing to do.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of the Monroe Area is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

The Boys & Girls Club is very important to our community and we should do all we can to help them.

In the Sunday, Oct. 16 edition of The Advocate & Democrat you will find a flyer for the Turtle Tumble. This is an annual fundraising event for The Boys & Girls Club.

The Turtle Tumble will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. at Kefauver Park in Madisonville.

The way the Turtle Tumble works is that you purchase rubber turtles and each turtle has a number on the bottom. All the turtles will be dumped into the lake at Kefauver Park and the first turtle to cross the finish line wins.

There will be four prizes and of course the more turtles you buy the greater your chances are of winning. You may use the flyer in the paper to adopt as many turtles as you wish.

Come on Monroe County, buy a turtle and help The Boys & Girls Club!

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