Harlan 20/20 helps miners ‘keep the lights on’

Nola Sizemore Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

In a project to help laid off coal miners in Harlan County, Harlan 20/20 has partnered with the Goose Creek Candle Company to help the unemployed miners keep their lights on this winter.

“We’re selling these beautiful black candles with labels designed by Harlan 20/20 to help our laid off miners,” said Harlan 20/20 board member Rie Lambert-Whitfield. “Goose Creek Candle Company has agreed to sell their top selling three scents: Maple Toddy, Bourbon Apple, and Angel Kiss to help make this project happen.”

Whitfield said 100 percent of the proceeds from this project will be used to help pay electric bills for laid off coal miners in the county.

“With winter coming on and laid off miners struggling to make ends meet, this is one way everyone can contribute to help those less fortunate during the holiday season,” said Whitfield. “We encourage businesses, families and friends to place their orders for these candles as Christmas gifts and in turn help someone in need.”

Whitfield, who along with Harlan 20/20 board member and co-coordinator of the event Kathy Bianchi, asks everyone to click on the Goose Creek Candle Facebook account to see their big promotion for Harlan 20/20.

“You can order from Goose Creek directly and have the candles sent directly to you or you may call Sheer Inspirations Beauty Salon at 573-1681, Southern Wholesale at 573-4915 or the Harlan Center at 573-3395 for more information or to buy the candles locally,” said Whitfield. “When you click on the Goose Creek Candle website, you may also share it with all your friends across the nation. Now is the time to help those in need.”

Reach Nola Sizemore at 606-573-4510, ext. 115, nsizemore@civitasmedia.com