8th Annual MAC Gala – Rick Stansbury

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Pictured Left to Right:  (BACK ROW) Rick Stansbury, Dustin Humphrey, Greg Beavin, Grant Beavin, Jake Beavin, Meo Stansbury, Cindy Humphrey, Shirley Beavin, Alison Beavin, and MAC Board Chair John Beavin









The 8th Annual MAC Matters Gala was a fantastic evening for the Meade Activity Center and all in attendance. Folks from all across our region turned out for the annual MAC Gala, held in Brandenburg, Ky. on May 9th.  With a sellout crowd on-hand, Western Kentucky University Men’s Basketball Coach and Meade County Native Rick Stansbury kept the crowd on the edge of their seat during one of the most candid and entertaining speaking performances ever during the annual fundraising event.  No topic was off limits, from basketball, to family, and even all the way back to growing up in Wolf Creek.  Coach Stansbury being from Meade County simply engaged the local audience, and went above and beyond when taking time to meet and take photos with those in attendance.

Kari Wagner conducted the evenings presentation which was special in its own way since Kari also grew up in the Battletown, KY area.  She has been an advocate since the MAC’s inception. The Wagner Family has provided previous guests of honor including Kenny Perry, Dan Rather, Don Henley, Michael Johnson, Monica Seles, and Chris Tucker. Early projections have this year’s gala yielding over $30,000 to be utilized toward operations and financial scholarships for families in need toward programs and events.

Many thanks go out to Coach Rick Stansbury and his staff at WKU for working with the MAC to make this another amazing evening.

2017 MAC Gala Sponsors

All-Star Level

wagner foundation

 Todd & Kari Wagner


Powers Paper

Martin & Tara Powers

farm bureau

Greg Beavin – Meade County Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance

Triple Threat Level

Rivertown Spirits, The Lusk Group

Slam Dunk Level

Bluegrass Cellular, Brandenburg Telephone Company, Dan Powers GM Center, Hardin Memorial Hospital, Heartland Communications Consultants, LG&E, Meade County Bank,  Meade County RECC, Monument Chemical, Powers Paper Company, The Cecilian Bank, Wesbanco

Special thanks go out to volunteers including the MAC Board of Directors, Staff Members, Greg and Shirley Beavin, Mike, Diana, and Zach Greenwell, and all of the volunteers who gave their time and talent to the gala.