The Rural Life Committee is back for its 17th year Sunday at the Owensboro Convention Center.
Hosted by the Catholic Diocese of Owensboro and sponsored by Independence Bank, the event involves a free meal, a short program and an awards ceremony.
Agriculture lender at Independence Bank Wayne Mattingly said the Rural Life Celebration is an effort by the Catholic Diocese Rural Life Committee to bring the community together to celebrate the value of all the components of the area, both rural and urban.
“Many times the rural community feels misunderstood by their urban neighbors, this program was started several years ago to highlight the things we have in common that make our county and region a great place to live,” he said. “Rick Kamuf and Bishop McGrath were the founders of the event and it has grown over the years to become an annual event to highlight the best of our community.”
Two awards will be presented — the second Be Like Rick Award will go to Mike Horn for his community philanthropy and Charles Krampe will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Krampe is a life-long farmer, a native of Daviess County and a 50+ year farmer in Henderson County. He has a lifetime history of contributing to his church, the agriculture industry and community.
Horn is a community and business leader that has roots in agriculture but has taken his work ethic and built a nationally-recognized construction business with its headquarters in Owensboro.
Approximately 400 attendees are expected. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.