Prepare for Bluegrass Fair
Several contests at the Lions Club Bluegrass Fair are accepting entrants. The fair will be held July 16 to 26 at Masterson Station Park.
Contests accepting entries include: Miss Bluegrass Fair (ages 16-21), Miss Teen Fair (ages 13-15), Miss Pre-Teen Fair (ages 8-12), horse shows, livestock shows, Best Cake in Town, dog shows, flower and foliage competitions, fruits and vegetable competitions and more.
To see all contests and download entry forms, visit www.lionsclubbluegrassfair.com.
The fair will open at 5 p.m. weekdays and 3 p.m. weekends. Admission is $5. Ages 6 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Rides and some attractions cost extra. Starting June 22, $12 advance tickets, which include admission and unlimited rides, will be available at participating Kroger and National City Bank locations. Discount coupons will be available at participating McDonald's and Speedway locations.
Register for Walk for Wishes
Registration is open for the annual Lexington Walk for Wishes benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Events include a 5K run, 2K walk and Kid's Fun Runs. Walkers may participate individually or join with co-workers, friends or family to form a team. Links to register, donate and sponsor a walker or team are available at www.makeawishky.org. Registration will also open at 7:15 a.m. the day of the event, June 20. Walk for Wishes begins at 8:30 a.m. This year's goal is $78,000. Contact Jayna Oakley at (859) 389-9474 or email@example.com.
Legends program supports Special Olympics
Throughout June, the Lexington Legends will support Kentucky Special Olympics athletes by sponsoring the Dimes to Dollars program. During every home game this month, collection buckets will be set up inside the main entrance to Applebee's Park. Legends fans will be encouraged to toss in their loose change or other donations, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to fund Special Olympics programs throughout the state.
In addition, Dimes to Dollars Day will be held at 7:05 p.m. Thursday. Special Olympics athletes will participate in pre-game ceremonies and Lexington athlete Tonya Cornett will sing God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch.
Applebee's Park is located at 207 Legends Lane.Help senior citizens with bazaar
The Center for Creative Living, located in the Senior Citizens Center at 1530 Nicholasville Road, will be holding its first Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Senior Citizen Community Room. Money made at the event will be used to help with budget cuts to the center. Donations are being accepted of all types of new and gently used items, such as clothing and housewares, as well as corporate donations for a silent auction. Call (859) 277-3855.
Give blood and win a Camry
Every donor age 18 and older who donates blood before Labor Day, Sept. 7, will be automatically entered to win a 2010 Toyota Camry.
Therapeutic donors are not eligible. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and have a photo I.D.
Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-775-2522 or visiting www.kybloodcenter.org. The Lexington blood center is located at 3121 Beaumont Centre Circle.