Dylan’s Night Raises Funds for MDA
Dylan’s Night for MDA was held Tuesday, August 11 behind the United Bank and the Graviss McDonald’s restaurant. Dylan Preston, the Kentucky Ambassador for MDA and for whom the event is named, welcomed former NBA and University of Kentucky great Kenny “Sky” Walker, the Wildcat Cloggers, and Doug Beckhart of Safe Kids as he conducted a bike rodeo. Events included a corn hole tournament, autograph sessions, a dunking booth, pie-in-the-face, raffles, and games. All proceeds went to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. McDonald’s also donated a portion of the evening’s sales to MDA. Dylan’s Night has raised over $37,000 for MDA in its three previous events.
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Chloe Farmer (in stroller) Price Farmer, Jenny Farmer receive an autograph from Kenny Walker.
Dylan Preston, for whom the event is named, chats with his guests.
Cycling Team Hosts Bike Rodeo
The McDonald’s Cycling Team conducted a kid’s Bike Safety Rodeo at the Graviss McDonald’s Restaurant at 1620 Leestown Road on Saturday, August 1. Pictured from left are Joann Sanders, Eric Barnett with the McDonald’s Cycling Team, Tyler Darnell and Laura Darnell.
Immediately following the rodeo, Ronald McDonald presented a stage show.
Parrish celebrates 90 years
Margaret Ware Parrish, born August 13, 1919, celebrated her ninetieth birthday surrounded by friends, family, and college alums Saturday, August 15 at the Midway College Piper Dining Hall. Parrish spent more than 36 years mentoring students while teaching physical education, health, and biology as today’s Midway College evolved from the Kentucky Female Orphan School, Pinkerton High School, and Midway Junior College. Parrish also coached basketball, volleyball, field hockey, soccer, tennis, and golf and is a desendant of the college's founding donor, James Ware Parrish. Many of the Midway College traditions such as the Night of Lights and May Day celebrations stemmed from Parrish’s influence and are still held yearly. Midway College President Dr. William Drake, along with his wife, Ella, organized the community celebration to honor Parrish.