The Kappa Alpha Fraternity of Transylvania University held their second annual walk from Frankfort to Lexington to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday, May 15. While in Versailles, they were treated to a free lunch at the local Graviss McDonald's Restaurant. Restaurant Manager, Sharon Murphy supports MDA by hosting Dylan's Night each year which will be held Tuesday, August 3. Her son Dylan, the former Kentucky Ambassador for MDA, suffers from the disease. Pictured front from left: Kelly Goodpaster, Liza Smith, Sharon Murphy, Taylor Worrell, Jake Cassady. Middle Row: Nick Hall, Lloyd Alverson, Blake Atkinson, Greg Tackett, Don Combs, Jeremy Hatler, Ben Dycus, Dan DeCoste, Blake James, Chaz Warren, Ryan Kelsch, Justin Johnson, Sam Price, Rainer Oliver. Back Row: Billy Zoellers, Cody Kirby, Tyler Adams, Warren Finlinson, Paul Finley, J Roark, Collin Trover, Nick Moore, Anderson Salinas, JJ Beasley, Drew Carpenter, Eli Glass, John Paul Coyle, Logan Burchett, Hampton Bourne. The KAs estimate that they will raise approximately $3,000 for MDA from the walk this year.
On Sunday May 30, the Bluegrass Railroad in Versailles hosted the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. James Hinman. The wedding party and sixty guests traveled by train to the wedding site, Trackside Farm. The Reverend Ernest Begley II, who also serves as the train Conductor, officiated. Following the ceremony, the wedding party returned to the depot by train. A reception was held afterward at High Bridge Park. The Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum hosts weddings, birthday parties, church outings, family picnics, corporate events, and school field trips. The all-volunteer, non-profit organization has served the Central Kentucky community for twenty-two years providing train tours each weekend from mid May through October. Visit www.BluegrassRailroad.com.