For the past four years, New Pathways for Children has held a trivia night to raise much needed funds for their work. This year’s event will take place on February 24 from 6-9 pm at Lone Oak Church of Christ. Admission is free and donations are accepted. There will be prizes for the Grand Champ and Best Table Decor.
The night includes refreshments, a silent auction, and little healthy competition. The organizers will provide drinks, desserts, and popcorn, but teams are also welcome to bring their own snacks. Each team will have a maximum of 8 players per team.
This event typically raises about $10,000 through a combination of donations, sponsors, and the silent auction. This year’s auction includes Disney World Park Hopper & Holiday World tickets, a Yaya's Island party pack, home decor, arts and crafts items, gift baskets, and more!
New Pathways (NP) for Children is a 501(c)3 Christian ministry dedicated to caring for children during times of crisis by providing residential care and supportive services to children in need. They operate a 25-acre campus in Melber with two residential homes for children ages 4-10 years of age.
The mission of NP is to minister to the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of at-risk children in a Christ-like atmosphere. Their vision is to bring hope to children in crisis.
New Pathways began in 1990 when concerned Christians in western Kentucky were moved with compassion to provide better care for neglected and abandoned children. The first home for girls was sponsored by Tennessee Children’s Home and established in Reidland under the name West Kentucky Children’s Home.
Two years later Eldon and Emma Belle Gardner donated a 27 acre tract of land near Melber so that NP could construct a children’s home dedicated to providing care for boys in a Christian environment. New Pathways for Children was granted their autonomy in 1996 and for many years served girls in Reidland and boys in Melber.
The Melber location consists of an administrative services office building, the Gardner house and the Schmidt building – both have living space for 12 children. There is also a full gymnasium and large kitchen. Emma Belle’s Haven at The Gardner center is the location of our newest home completed in 2014 with room for 14 children. New Pathways is a private referral agency able to take care of children when a family needs help in a time of crisis.