Midway Woman’s Club Recognizes Members
The Midway Woman’s Club celebrated the end of the 2008-2009 club year with a dinner at Darlin’ Jean’s Apple Cobbler Café on May 7. Club awards were presented and new officers were installed. The club presented a donation of $2500 to Woodford County Library Director Karen Kasacavage to support the library’s new Midway branch. The club also presented a $500 donation, a special gift from club member Helen Rentch , to Midway College to support the Ruth Slack Roach scholarship fund.
Sarah Wilson was recognized at Clubwoman of the Year receiving the club’s traditional engraved silver julep cup and a treasure box charm.
A new award was presented this year, the Betty Ann, in honor of long-time club member Betty Ann Voigt. The award recognizes clubwomen who have continually and generously served the club in numerous ways but have never acted as club president. Club president Debra Shockley described Voigt as the first one to greet a new member and as one who has brought many new members to the club herself. Voigt was also presented an engraved silver julep cup as the inaugural award winner.
The Midway Woman’s Club annual $500 scholarship was awarded to Allison Montgomery, daughter of Melvin and Teter Montgomery. The scholarship is offered each year to a graduating female residing in Midway. Montgomery plans to attend Bluegrass Community and Technical College to work toward a degree in Business Management.
New officers were installed as follows: Sarah Wilson, President; Melissa Scheier, First Vice-President; Dr. Janice Holland, Second Vice-President; Lisa Montgomery and Jennifer Embry, Recording Secretaries; Penny Woods, Corresponding Secretary; Tonya Steele, Parliamentarian; and Mary Lou Watkins, Niesje Spragens, and Ruth Olive, Trustees. The club is still seeking someone to fill the role of Treasurer. New officers were given charms representing their position. Charms were also given to Tonya Steele as Midway Fall Festival booth chair, to Kelly Brengelman as the Midway Children’s Consignment Sale chair, and to Charlann Wombles as the Home and Garden Consignment Sale chair.
Regular club meetings will resume in September with a new member reception.
Midway Woman's Club President Debra Shockley presents a $2500 donation to Woodford County Library Director Karen Kasacavage to support the Midway branch library.
The Midway Woman's Club presented a $500 check to the Midway College Ruth Slack Roach Scholarship fund. Pictured from left, Debra Shockley, MWC President; Di Boyer, Midway College; and Helen Rentch, MWC clubmember.
Allison Montgomery, left, was the winner of the Midway Woman's Club annual $500 scholarship. Presenting is Kelly Brengelman.
Betty Ann Voigt, right, was presented the new MWC Betty Ann award by club president Debra Shockley.
Bethany Langdon, left, presented the Clubwoman of the Year award to Sarah Wilson.
Midway Woman's Club officers for 2009-2010 from left, Ruth Olive, Penny Woods, Tonya Steele, Lisa Montgomery, Niesje Spragens, Jennifer Embry, Janice Holland, Melissa Scheier, and Sarah Wilson.
WCMS Track Team Wins
Congratulations to the Woodford County Middle School Girls track team on their recent win in the Bluegrass Conference Track & Field Championships. Woodford scored points in all but one event and set a new school record in the 4x800 meter relay eclipsing a 2006 record. The boys finished sixth overall out of thirteen teams and had individual first place victories in the 800 and 1600 meter runs.
Food Pantry Needs Donations
The Woodford County Food Pantry is in need of canned potatoes, canned beans, mixed vegetables, cereal, spaghetti sauce, and tuna. Items may be dropped off at the Community Education Building, 299 South Main Street, from 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, or from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Call (859) 873-5525.