The MAC started as a group of civic minded individuals with a common goal. One of those individuals who represents how a community can work together to make successes possible is Patsy Thompson. Patsy, a former school teacher and psychologist in Meade County has embodied everything about the word volunteer when it comes to the MAC.
In 2011 Patsy along with her fellow grant writers, Peggy Darnall, and Joan Wilson, successfully landed the MAC a substantial federal grant through partnership with the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The Social Innovation Fund grant has been essential in the early development stages of all MAC programming, but especially towards those geared towards our youth. In addition to her grant writing efforts she coordinated the evaluation process and led the collaboration between the MAC and the school system to offer the CATCH afterschool program at the local elementary level. It was a monumental task to get MAC programming off the ground and Patsy Thompson was at the forefront every step of the way.
Patsy has been involved intensively with other organizations as well in the past. She has volunteered and served with the Meade County School System, the Meade County Pre-School Program, the Meade County Water Commission, and has been involved and a dedicated volunteer at First Baptist Church for many years. She is a valued colleague and an even better person. We thank her for her time and efforts not only to the MAC, but to the Meade County community.
Patsy and Jim Thompson reside in Battletown KY. Patsy and Jim both held positions within Meade County Schools up until retirement, and continue to be involved in local community. They have three children with spouses; J & Candace Thompson, Jessica & Chad Hutchins, Leigh Margaret & Josh Stull. They are the grandparents of Ellie, Jackson, Cannon, Adeline, Annabelle & one more on the way!
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