Camp Horsin’ Around appoints new members to the board of directors


Judge Lindsay Hughes Thurston and banker Lawrence Wetherby, III were elected to the Camp Horsin’ Around Board of Directors. The camp is a non-profit organization that provides an outdoor adventure for children with compromised health or who have special needs.

Judge Lindsay Hughes Thurston

Lawrence Wetherby, III

Thurston is a judge of the Fayette County District Court, 3rd Division. Her nearly 20-year career has been devoted to public service as a lawyer and judge. Thurston has also served the community on numerous non-profit boards including Bluegrass Crime Stoppers, Dress for Success Lexington, Chrysalis House, Lexington Well, and Transit Authority of Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government/LexTran . She is also nominated by the Fayette District Court to the Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Wetherby’s career in financial services spans nearly 20 years. He is currently a Senior Investment Banker, Vice President of Commercial Lending for Republic Bank. Prior to that, he served the public as an ombudsman for county and city governments in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Wetherby was elected by Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton to the Lexington Management District and is the past chairman of the Downtown Lexington Partnership.

Camp Horsin’ Around is located near Perryville on 191 acres of land in Boyle and Mercer counties. The site has beautiful hills, a small river, and plenty of room for hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, rock climbing, and other camper activities. Children who benefit from camp programming include those with serious and chronic health conditions and special needs – cancer, autism, blood disorders, diabetes, orthopedic/neuromuscular issues – as well as children dealing with loss of loved one. Camping groups provide counselors, volunteers, medical staff and supervisors for their camp session. Camp Horsin’ Around is also available for special group outings.

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