Cordially invites you and your guest to attend its

8th Annual Meeting

At the

Russell County Auditorium/Natatorium Complex

2167 S Highway 127

Russell Springs, KY  42642

Beginning with Dinner at

5:30 PM CT (6:30 PM ET)

Tuesday, August 23, 2022


Enjoy friends, food and fellowship as we celebrate

the continued success of the Foundation’s tenth year!

Cost is $25.00 single or a table of 8 for $200.00


Please RSVP by August 9th to

Jean Wilson:

Or call: 270-866-4200


Jean Wilson
P.O. Box 1570
Russell Springs, KY  42642



“For Good, Forever”


Michael Ford, Superintendent of Russell County Schools, presented $1,000 each to Kaitlyn Harris and Tyler Hoskins, the first-ever recipients of the Russell County Alumni Scholarship. This fall, Harris plans to attend Lindsey Wilson College, while Hoskins will attend Northern Kentucky University. Congratulations to these well-deserving RCHS graduates.

In 2016, Superintendent Ford established the Russell County Alumni Scholarship Fund through the Lake Area Foundation to provide need-based and merit-based scholarships for both graduating students and/or for students who enroll in dual credit college courses. To grow the new fund, Superintendent Ford challenged RCHS alumni to donate funds in the amount of their graduation year.

If you would like to help fund future scholarships for Russell County students, please send your donations to Lake Area Foundation, P.O. Box 1570, Russell Springs, KY 42642. Please indicate on your check that your donation goes to the Russell County High School Alumni Scholarship Fund. Indicate on your check that your donation goes to the Russell County Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Michael Ford presenting Kaitlyn Harris with her scholarship check.

Michael Ford presenting Tyler Hoskins with his scholarship check.

March 2018

Lake Area Foundation Chairman Joe Walters recently presented Green River Ministries (GRM) a check for $1,000 from the Campbellsville/Taylor County Community Development Grant Fund. These funds will be used to help maintain the homeless shelter and its tenants. This includes everything from paying for utilities to buying paper products for shelter guests.

“As GRM promises to supply our Guests with Hope and Home, we completely stock each bedroom, the kitchenette, and the laundry room; thus, much of the allotted funding will be utilized in providing household paper products and hygiene supplies,” said Miranda Willis, CSW-Executive Director for GRM. To learn more about Green River Ministries, visit

Joe and Susan Walters established the Campbellsville/Taylor County Community Development Grant Fund through the Lake Area Foundation in 2015. The permanent, unrestricted endowment fund was set up in memory of Ralph and Laura Tesseneer, parents of Susan.