August 2022

Page A28 August 2022 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A SEE THE NEW “FACES” OF RESTORATIVE ART PRACTICAL TRAINING ONLY AT PIMS!!!! Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science 5808 Baum Boulevard Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206 412-362-8500 Be sure to subscribe to our new YouTube Channel: Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science: PIMS NEWS Association fax 1-800-321-9040 PO Box 5159 Youngstown, OH 44514 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS At tent ion class Off i cers and admini strators Send us your news ! FRANKFORT,KY— On June 7-8, 2022 the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky (FDAK) held its 140th Annual State Convention at the Kentucky Expo Center and the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, KY with FDAK president Grant Bolt of the Johnson’s Funeral Home in Georgetown, KY presiding. The convention theme was Kentucky Proud, mimicking the state’s push for pride in Kentucky and for participating in Kentucky businesses and using Kentucky products and services. This year’s convention was a huge success with funeral directors from six different states attending. On Tuesday afternoon, president Grant Bolt and his wife Pam cut the ribbon on the Kentucky Proud Exhibits to officially open the trade show. The annual President’s Party was a sold-out event with a Kentucky Proud Buffet, a huge Fresh Seafood Buffet along with drinks provided by the Kentucky Funeral Supply Sales Club. Kentucky’s own and nationally renowned comedian Etta May performed after dinner with her down-home Kentucky humor. FDAK board members donated Kentucky themed gift baskets that were given away as door-prizes during the festivities. Standing room only was the theme for this year’s continuing education portion of the convention with internationally acclaimed speakers: Nancy Weil presented All Stressed Out & Ready to Blow and Community Outreach-Building Connections to Your Business, which was sponsored by OGR; Carrie Harris presented Book Smart: An In-Depth Look at PRE-Embalming Analysis; and Daniel Hug of Ring Ring Marketing presented Online Reviews: How to Get Good Ones & Fix Bad Ones and Turning Clicks into Dollars. Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky holds 140th Annual State Convention & Mid-West Regional Funeral Trade Show FDAK President Grant Bolt and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear Photos Courtesy Elizabeth Roberts, Roberts & Downey Chapel Equipment, Argenta, Illinois Bill Mullins of the Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Homes in Northern Kentucky, was sworn in as president of the association on Wednesday afternoon by his wife and business partner Nancy Continued on page A36