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165th Picnic

JD Shelburne

Picnic News

Join us this weekend, August 8 - 9 for Friday Night Live and Picnic 165. Friday Night Live features FREE live music and selected food and gaming booths from 6:00-10:00 PM. Picnic hours for Saturday are from Noon - Midnight.

Would you like to be a Picnic Volunteer? Visit our online sign-up page to choose a position and shift that fits your schedule.

PARKING INFORMATION: Since a large portion of the back campus is taken up with the new construction, there will be some adjustment to parking for Picnic this year. Some parking will still be available from the Brownsboro Road entrance as usual. There will also be an off-site parking area with shuttle service to and from the Picnic. Shuttles will be running throughout the day and the off-site parking is within walking distance for those who might prefer to walk. PLEASE NOTE: Off-site parking is for Picnic Day (Saturday) only. There will be enough parking area on-site for riday Night Live. Click the links below for driving directions and the shuttle route map.
Driving Directions to Off-Site Parking
Shuttle Route Map

NEW THIS YEAR: A special indoor, air-conditioned gathering space for St. Joe's alumni. Many folks who spent part of their childhood at St. Joe's return during the Picnic to greet and reminisce with old friends. This year, the Media Room will be open as a dedicated space for alumni. Follow signage at the east end of the building for directions.

The musical line-up for Friday Night Live has been announced. Up and coming country music star JD Shelburne will headline the music for the evening. The Shane Dawson Band and Blackbird County will open the show. The evening is sponsored by Summit Media.

Welcome to Our New Executive Director

St. Joseph Children’s Home welcomes Grace C. Akers as our new Executive Director, beginning August 1. Ms. Akers was previously with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, administering foster care, adoptions, and family support programs. Her leadership and long-time service to children in crisis throughout Kentucky will be such an asset to St. Joe’s residential treatment, foster care and adoption programs.

Ms. Akers brings a breadth and depth of experience not only as an administrator, but also as a strong advocate for abused and neglected children. She was the regional director in the Southern Bluegrass Region for the Department for Community based services since 2007 where she oversaw a 10 county region. Additionally, Akers holds distinguished honors and awards throughout the state, including her work with CASA.

Grace Akers

Some Immediate Needs for Our Kids

A general wish list is available on the Ways to Help page, as well as program-specific wish lists for Foster Care, Residential and CDC. However, we sometimes have special/immediate needs for specific items. Our current needs are listed below:

  • Scientific calculators (T83 and T84), new or used
  • Body wash (liquid, NOT bar soap)
  • Play shorts for both boys and girls - sizes youth M, L, XL and adult S, M
  • Baby wipes

Support St. Joe's With Your Amazon Purchases

AmazonSmileYou can now support St. Joe's while making your everyday purchases at Amazon.com. Register your Amazon account at AmazonSmile and choose St. Joe's as your charitable organization and Amazon will donate a portion of the price for all of your purchases to St. Joe's. Once you're registered, there is nothing more you need to do. Donations will be recorded automatically each time you make a purchase. It's that simple and there is no cost to you. Donations come directy from Amazon. Click the AmazonSmile logo for more information and to register your account.

Thank You to the Picnic 165 Sponsors!

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Ballou's Rent All Inc.
Brownsboro Center Barber Shop
Bryant-Burnett Heating & Air Conditioning
Gates Automotive
James Hickey CPA
Mortenson Family Dental
Oscar's Hardware
Party Mart
Shamrock Builders, Inc.
Valhalla Dental

Foster Family-Based Treatment Association

Council on Accreditation

Children's Alliance of Kentucky

True Up Louisville

Stars For KIDS Now

Creative Curriculum

Foster Care info link

Give Five logo

Foundation link

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