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Saturday is going to be a busy day in Marion County.
Kentucky's first-ever Warrior Dash will take place on Popes Creek Road. The annual Dirt Bowl is scheduled to take place on Cleaver Court, and Chaser's is hosting a motorcycle rally and a car show.
It will also be the first day of this year's home build for the My New Kentucky Home Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Weather permitting, construction will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday morning and last throughout the day, said Mike Hill, a local Habitat committee member.
Kerri Taylor and her sons Shaion, 13, and Desean, 11, will receive this year's Habitat house.
The build is also getting a boost from two local businesses, Kentucky Cooperage and Maker's Mark.
At the groundbreaking in May, Barry Shewmaker, the plant manager for Kentucky Cooperage (Independent Stave), said the company is making a financial donation toward the project and that several company employees have signed up to work on the house as well.
Maker's Mark CEO Rob Samuels wrote in an email that his grandparents instilled the importance of giving back to the community in the company's culture.
"We are inspired by the mission of Habitat for Humanity and look forward to partnering with Independent Stave to construct the home," Samuels wrote.
Maker's Mark has also made a commemorative bottle to benefit the Habitat for Humanity and the 21st Century Parks in Louisville.
"The goal is for the proceeds of the sale of the bottle to fund the full cost of the home and construction," Samuels wrote.
Maker's Mark employees will also be assisting with the construction effort as they did last year in Nelson County, according to Samuels.
If you would like to help, either this weekend or another day, show up at 307 Shuck Avenue on Saturday or call Mike Hill at (270) 692-7256 or Barbara Ivey at (270) 699-6489 or Barbara Ivey at (270) 699-6489.