Growing up, Easter was an important holiday for several reasons. First, in my family the main reason for the holiday was to celebrate the risen Savior. Of course, I couldn’t wait to find the Easter eggs that my parents and grandparents would hide over and over for me. But the other significance to this Holy Day was the wearing of white shoes and clothes! I was simply NOT allowed to wear my yearly shiny white patent leather shoes until Easter since wearing them earlier was simply not proper. This old fashion rule doesn’t seem as hard and fast now as back then. This doesn’t change the importance of the day, though, so take advantage of these opportunities to celebrate with your family.
Special Easter Services to be Held
Versailles Presbyterian Church will hold a Maundy Thursday service beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m.
Midway Baptist Church, 121 South Winter Street, will host a community Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10.
A community Easter sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Midway College amphitheater, 512 East Stephens Street. In the event of rain, the service will be held at Midway Presbyterian Church, 103 North Turner Street. Speaking will be Heather McColl, pastor of Midway Christian Church.
American Legion Egg Hunt
The American Legion Woodford Post 67 will sponsor an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11 at the Woodford County Park Pavilion, Beasley Road. The event is free and is open to children age twelve and under. Prizes and ice cream will be offered.
Ride the Train with the Easter Bunny
The Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum will offer an Easter Bunny train ride departing at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11 from the Beasley Road station. The Easter Bunny will greet all children on the train. Tickets are $10 adults, $9 Seniors, and $8 for children age two to twelve. Call (859) 873-2468 or visit www.bgrm.org.
Midway College Expands Lexington Campus
Midway College has expanded the size of its Lexington Campus with the acquisition of adjacent space that provides for two additional seminar type classrooms in its current location at the intersection of Old Rosebud and Sir Barton in the Hamburg shopping area. The additional classroom space allows for four different cohort classes to meet simultaneously. Currently, meeting one evening per week, students can complete the fifteen- course sequence in the following majors on the Lexington campus: Organizational Administration & Leadership, Human Resource Management, Health Care Administration, Sport Management, Pre-Nursing, and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Lexington Campus. “This expansion allows us to offer a wider variety of courses for our current Lexington students, as well as an opportunity to offer more degree programs,” said Jessica Nealey, Director of the Lexington Campus.
“We could not be more pleased with the success of this location, and with the expansion of our Lexington Campus we look forward to continued growth and success,” said Midway College President William B. Drake, Jr. Drake points to the convenience of the location as a major factor for the success of the Lexington Campus. With more than 100,000 cars passing through the Sir Barton corridor each day, visibility for the Lexington Campus is very high.
Convenient to I-64 and I-75, the Midway College Lexington Campus is ideal for students in Lexington, Winchester, Richmond, Georgetown, and beyond. The Lexington Campus is one of eighteen off-site locations for Midway College throughout Kentucky. “We are enrolling now and through mid-April for accelerated business and health care degree completion programs on the Midway and Lexington campuses, as well as in Louisville, Maysville and Hazard through our KCTCS partnerships,” said Dr. Jim Wombles, Vice President and Dean of Admissions for Midway College. For more information on Midway College and the Lexington Campus, please call (800) 755-0031 or visit www.midway.edu.
1933 Midway Pageant Reading
Herman Farrell, Midway resident and Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Kentucky, will guide and direct a reading at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at the Thoroughbred Theater, 127 East Main Street, Midway, in preparation to revise and re-stage the Midway Pageant originally performed on June 11, 1933 by 300 residents in commemoration of Midway’s Centennial Celebration. The event is free, and is a great opportunity to learn about local history.