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If you like good music and good causes, AND you’ll be in Lexington on Sunday, June 20th, mark your calendar for the Junebug Music Festival benefitting Cardinal Hill Hospital.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Food and drinks for sale. Music inside and outside. Tickets are available at

Cardinal Hill is a rehabilitation hospital in Lexington that provides both inpatient and outpatient services to help people with disabilities achieve their utmost potential in leading an independent lifestyle.

When we were in high school, a good friend of ours, Will, received wonderful care at Cardinal Hill following a near-fatal car accident. Last year, Will started the Cardinal Hill Junior Board, a group of young professionals dedicated to helping the hospital. The Junior Board is currently trying to raise $1 million to pay for a new therapeutic pool for Cardinal Hill’s patients, and Junebug is just one of their fundraising endeavors in attaining this tremendous goal.

Sister is on the Junior Board , and she was in charge of putting up a few posters around town to spread the word. So we grabbed some tape, loaded ourselves and little Cooper into the car, and set out to post our signs.

We went to Magee’s Bakery…

… and a few of their famous iced cookies mysteriously hitched a ride with us. I do not know how those got into the car.

But they did not make it to our next destination…

… which was John’s Run / Walk Shop.

Their across-the-street sister, John’s New Classic Shoes, also got postered.

Belle’s Bakery was closed, but we left a poster rolled up in their mailbox with a note asking oh-so-nicely if they would put it up. I hope they do, especially because Belle’s Bakery has the world’s best strawberry cupcakes. It’s better they were closed, since I had already fallen prey to the iced cookies from Magee’s.

We put up a poster in the video store near UK campus, then drove over to the Mouse Trap, stuck a poster on their wall, and left with turkey sandwiches and pasta salad. (Good thing we weren’t in charge of putting up posters at Donato’s Pizza or Graeter’s Ice Cream.)

Cooper made a very helpful contribution to Junebug by being a good sleeper in the car. Where did he get those lips, I wonder? Not from his Mama or his Mamasissy. We have snake lips.

I hope all you Lexingtonians make it out to Junebug! There’s nothing better than supporting a wonderful cause while you’re having a wonderful time!

For more information, you can visit Junebug’s Facebook page, and you can also check out this article (featuring Sister’s photo) that just appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader. If you’d like to find out more about the music that will be featured at the event, go here.

If you cannot attend Junebug and would like to make a donation to Cardinal Hill Hospital, you can do so at

Thanks and love,

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