High interest for a community event next week hosted by Central Kentucky Community Foundation has prompted a change in venues.

A Night of Remembrance and Understanding, which features Holocaust survivor Fred Gross sharing his family’s story, is being relocated to The State Theater, 206 W. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown. The free event is at 6 p.m. Monday.

The event accompanies Never Again: Murals of the Holocaust, which is on exhibit at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Morrison Gallery, which is in the James S. Owen Building. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday.

While describing ECTC as a wonderful partner to host the murals, foundation President and CEO Davette Swiney said the anticipated crowd for the event outgrew the campus facility, where originally it was to be held.

“As we watched interest for the murals and the event grow, we decided we needed to find a larger venue for it,” she said. “This is a unique opportunity for the community to hear a Holocaust survivor and his message and we wanted to accommodate as many people as possible for the experience.”

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and doors open at 5:30 p.m. The experience is made possible by the Marvin and Joyce Benjamin Fund of Central Kentucky Com­munity Foundation.

For information about the exhibit, go to ckcf4people.org or call 270-737-8393.

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