Wrangler Logsdon, a first-grader at Lawler, wants to be a limestone blaster like his dad when he grows up.
Judge Executive Gary Logsdon addressed students and parents at the event.
Second-grader Alex Hazelwood joked with Harold Miller at the Warren RECC booth. Hazelwood said he wants to be the mayor when he grows up, and even carried along a sign that said so.
Cole Whobrey was present to represent United Way. Whobrey told first-grader Addie Higdon about jobs in non-profit organizations while her grandmother, Janice Willis, a fourth-grade teacher at Lawler looked on.
Sunnibeth Finley, a fourth-grade student, stopped by the County Clerk's booth manned by Kendra Hatfield and Sherry Weedman.
Tanner Finley chatted with Master Trooper Norman Chaffins at the Kentucky State Police booth about a future job as a police officer.
Hope and Brian Smith along with Christian and Chelsea Phillips stopped by the News-Gazette booth to ask some excellent questions about how the local newspaper is put together with reporter Brittany Wise.
Representatives at the McDonald's booth were all smiles as they set up a display and giveaway items for the kids.
In an effort to get students college and career ready, local groups have pulled together to host a college and career fair at each local elementary school.
The first event at Lawler Elementary School was a success on Thursday evening, with a number of students stopping by to talk with local businesspeople about potential careers.
Students were treated to free giveaways from different businesses and organizations and picked up some tips along the way that will hopefully inspire and serve them well when it comes time to chose a career path.
Judge Executive Gary Logsdon spoke to the group, and praised the parents, grandparents and caregivers who brought the students to the event, saying, “You all stepped up. Thank you for what you do. It pays off.”
Groups who contributed to putting the event together and recruiting professionals to speak with the children included Community Education and Title One Parent Involvement along with the school board’s public relations office, elementary school curriculum coordinators, and elementary school principals.