Once a year, Meade County High School Ladywaves Volleyball use their last home game of the season to play for a cause. This year, the team chose to hold a silent auction, plus donate all admission fees, for Ciara’s House. The team was so touched after hearing Ciara Fuson’s story, who is a MCHS Alumni, that they decided they wanted to give back to the community rather than donate to Cancer Awareness like they have in years past. Ciara’s House, which was started by Debbie Thompson, Karen Bonn and Nancy Tate, is a transitional house for previously incarcerated women who are ready to return to society. The house is located right here in Brandenburg and is meant to empower women and give them the tools needed to reintegrate back into the world.
Ciara, who lost her mother her junior year to substance abuse, visited the Meade County Detention center with the St. Johns Youth Group, and after talking with the women who were incarcerated for substance abuse, she developed a special bond with them where she was able to heal a lot about missing her own mother. By opening this house, she hopes that it will give women a chance to break the addiction and allow them a new start on life. The team raised a total of $2,100 for Ciara’s House, which is more than they had expected, and are very grateful to the community for coming out and supporting the team.
Meade made quick work of Hancock on the court, defeating them in straight sets, (25-9, 25-22, 25-8). Meade started the first set with senior Katie Stout serving 17 straight points before Hancock could get a side out. The second set proved to be Hancock’s best set, but Meade still was just too much for them at the net as Meade pulled out the win. In the third and final set, Meade held nothing back as they dominated at the net, as well as keeping the volley alive, to win the point.
With this win, Meade takes the number one seed in District 11 and has a 13-7 season record.