Cyclists Race for Prizes
The McDonald’s Kentuckiana Spring Series’ Capital City Criterium, sponsored by Graviss McDonald’s Restaurants headquartered in Versailles, was held in downtown Frankfort Saturday, May 16. The race drew 204 cyclists from Kentucky and surrounding states and from as far away as Michigan. Racers vied for a total of $6500 in cash and prizes.
Winners in the bicycle giveaway, co-sponsored by Capital City Cycles and Graviss McDonald’s Restaurants were, from left, Kelsie Fay, Jeremy Green, Diana Lowe, and Ethan Dunigan.
Midway Festival Named in Top Ten
Midway’s Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival has been selected as one of Kentucky’s 2009 Summer Top 10 Festivals and Events by the Kentucky Tourism Council. The annual festival showcases 150 juried artists of varied mediums from seventeen states. This year, the festival will be held June 27 and 28 on the Midway College campus, 512 West Stephens Street. An additional expanded gallery exhibit, “The Artistic Wealth of Woodford County”, will feature Woodford County artists using visual elements, literary elements, music, and theatre and will also be highlighted in culinary displays.
Midway College Alumna Receives Award
Nancy Millensifer has been awarded the 2008 Distinguished Alumna Award from Midway College. The Distinguished Alumna Award is presented to a Midway graduate who, through outstanding achievement within her career, has excelled both personally and professionally.
Ms. Millensifer is a 1950 graduate of Pinkerton High School (now Midway College) and is a Midway College trustee. She received her award during the Spring Board of Trustees meeting on May 7 in a special presentation from Midway College President William B. Drake, Jr. during the trustees’ luncheon.
A Korean War veteran, Millensifer actively promotes veterans’ rights and recognition for all Korean War veterans. After enlisting in the Air Force in 1952 at age 18, Millensifer served stateside as a radio mechanic at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento , California. Today she serves as president of the Korean War Veteran Association in Arvada, Colorado. Millensifer is proud to represent Korean War Veterans, saying that her “blood runs red, white and blue.”
Millensifer is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and lives in Littleton , Colorado , with her husband Tom.