Fayette county

10K team to raise money for officer's family

June 16, 2010 

Lexington police are looking for team members for the Bluegrass 10,000, a 6.3-mile charity foot race held every year on or near July 4. This year's race will be July 3.

All money raised by the team, called the Road Warriors, will be donated to Brandy and Brayden Durman, the wife and son of officer Bryan Durman, who was killed in a hit and run while on duty April 29.

The team, which typically has been composed of officers, firefighters and military men and women, is open to all runners, joggers and walkers. The group also is seeking corporate sponsors.

The team will train at CrossFit Maximus at 1850 Bryant Road. Training is at 8 a.m. every Saturday until the event.

To register or for information, e-mail Detective Steven Cobb at scobb@lexingtonky.gov or call (859) 258-3600 and ask for Cobb.

Quilt to honor the Lyric

The Lyric Theatre, at Third and DeWeese streets, once hosted first-run films, black films and top-flight entertainers, including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Redd Foxx and The Temptations. The theater closed in 1963, but the newly renovated facility is set to open in the fall.

To celebrate the grand reopening, the Lexington Art League and Lyric Theatre are coordinating the creation of a commemorative quilt that portrays the theater's history of community engagement. The quilt, to be displayed in the lobby of the Lyric on opening night, will be stitched together at area quilting bees by residents in collaboration with professional artists.

"The Lyric Theatre fostered a sense of community for Lexington's African-American residents for nearly 25 years," said Joan Brannon, program coordinator for the Lyric. "We're thrilled to echo that sentiment through the creation of the Lyric Theatre Community Quilt and are excited for this communitywide visual-art collaboration to generate enthusiasm for the grand reopening."

Public quilting bees, which are open to everyone, are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church, 237 East Fifth Street; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 28 at the Lexington Public Library, Northside Branch, 1733 Russell Cave Road; and noon to 2 p.m. July 8 at Greater Liberty Baptist Church, 330 Chestnut Street. There also are private quilting bees planned, and anyone who would like to host one may contact Becky Alley at balley@lexingtonartleague.org or (859) 254-7024.

LAL and the Lyric Theatre also are seeking donations of materials, particularly those with some historical significance. In addition to fabric, thread, batting, needles, quilting hoops, craft glue, beads and buttons, the theater is seeking donations of photographs from the Lyric's heyday, plus ticket stubs, clothing worn to the theater, church bulletins and other personal items that recall aspects of Lexington's African-American history. Donated items must be in good condition, clean and ready to use, and can be delivered to LAL @ Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

New DAR officers

The Bryan Station chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently installed new officers during a ceremony and business meeting at McConnell Springs.

The officers and their new positions are as follows:

■ Georgia Clemons, regent.

■ Carol Bailey, vice regent.

■ Donna Durbin, recording secretary.

■ Nell Line, assistant recording secretary.

■ Barbara Hinderberger, corresponding secretary.

■ June Farris, registrar.

■ Ann Cope, chaplain.

■ Susan Combs, treasurer.

■ Marjorie Bastin, assistant treasurer.

■ Priscilla Conyers, assistant treasurer.

■ Emily Utter, librarian.

■ Ruby Jones, historian.

The DAR is a nationwide organization dedicated to historical preservation, patriotism and education. Officers are elected for two-year terms.

U.S. District Judge Joseph. M. Hood spoke at the meeting.

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