Laughs Last Link, a nonprofit serving others, is hosting the “Taste a Bit of Charity" Food Extravaganza & Award Ceremony from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 12th at the beautiful Elkins Grove in Smiths Grove, KY. Vendors will be on site serving their specialties, and we will also honor three extraordinary and selfless women from Bowling Green, KY. The honorees are Kathy Turberville, Kristy Rone, and Suzanne Frogge. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. The event attire is semi-formal. This is a fundraising event. As an extra incentive to raise money for our organization, we will give away a cash prize to the individual or business who raises the most money for our mission. This cash prize is available to those raising funds nationwide since donations can be accepted electronically and all supporters may not be able to attend this special event. Please see our website www.laughslastlink.org for more details. Featuring Delightful Cuisines catering.
My Name is Kathy Tuberville, and I am married to Ricky who is deaf. We share a love of the Lord, dedication to helping others, and serving our local church. Our involvement in church soon caused us to get involved with the homeless populations. We have helped supply the homeless with food, clothing, furniture, and household items. We’ve even had one homeless man live with us. Soon, I was cooking for 25-45 people each weekend. While some of my friends have told me we are enabling abuse of the “system,” various additions, and/or illnesses, I feel Jesus would not turn them away. Therefore, we trudge on. I have been through a bad marriage that eventually ended in divorce, losing a home to foreclosure, and emotional/verbal abuse. Before we met, Ricky had struggles as well. We’ve been through many challenges in the last 6 ½ years, but our dedication to the homeless and to God helps us remember we are helping people who have fallen on hard times—like we have seen in the past.
My name is Kristy Rone, I am 39 years old. As a child, I grew up in Bowling Green and I'm still here. I have two kids, Katlyn and Kimberlyn. I have two stepchildren, Brooke and Jagger. I also have two grandchildren, Haiden and Maddilynn. I am married to Jerry Rone We have been married for four years. He was diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer November 12th, 2015. I have faith that he will pull through it. I cope with it through going to church, prayers, and family and friends. At the end of the day, I know it is all up to God. I know it's what he wants not what I want.
My name is Suzanne Frogge, and I am married to Marty. We have three children. I grew up in Bowling Green, KY; however, I now reside in Smiths Grove, KY. In 2015, I was diagnosed with 3rd stage colorectal cancer. Originally I wasn't going to do treatments. The radiologist said that without treatments and surgery I would only live 6 months to a year to live. I decided for my family I would continue with the treatment. I was supposed to do 36 treatments of radiation and chemotherapy together. At 15 treatments, I wanted to quit. However, the radiologist saw the tumor was shrinking. He dropped the treatments down to 28. Despite this, I only did 25 treatments. I just couldn't do anymore. Then, I had surgery. The doctor was able to get out all the cancer. I will have to continue with another course of chemo and another surgery. While I have endured hard times including hospitalizations and still have good and bad days, I have never lost my faith. That is what has kept me going. I also had wonderful people who kept me in their prayers. God, my best friend and husband, my children, and my grandchildren kept me going through the tough times. I hope that by next year my life is back to normal, and I can enjoy more of life again. Through it all, I know that God has never let me down, and he will always be with me. I am now cancer free.