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50 > Image 50 of Community Action in Appalachia: An Appraisal of the "War on Poverty" in a Rural Setting of Southeastern Kentucky, August 1968; Unit 10: The Knox County Economic Opportunity Council Anti-Poverty Arts and Crafts Store Program

43 PROCEEDINGS - GROUIC) BREAKING CEP.EI02JI33S Continued KCEOC Anti Poverty Arts and Crafts Shop Owen Cottrell Speech "The Arts and Crafts Store. . . A Step In the Right Direction" I think eyggy businessman and every professional men in Knox County should support and contribute to this Anti Poverty Arts and Crafts Shop. As we all know, over $5,000,000 has been brought into Knox County. There hasn*t been a man, woman or child who hasn*t benefitted from this money which has come into the county. I would like to say that the donation I gave to the Arts and Crafts Store was given only with the best intentions-it was given sincerely and from the heart to help the people of Knox County. Knox County has been good to meI*ve made a lot of friends--my business has grownand I owe it all to the people of Knox County. Therefore, I wanted to show my appreciation to the people who have helped me by pledging my support to a project that will help all Knox Countains. Of course, we all know and realize that to combat poverty in Knox County, we must have industryindustry which will give our _ peop le gainful employment and a payday to maintain their homes and educate their children. I want to also emphasize that we must never sell Knox County or its people shortv We have the ability, the initiative and the personal courage to be self-substaining and hold our heads up with pride. O