The Lexington Athletic Club Energizers, a senior dance troupe, performed in Branson, Mo., the week of April 20, opening for the Pierce Arrow, Britt Family and Magnificent Variety shows.
The dancers had worked on their show since before Christmas, practicing on the stage at Lafayette High School.
The Energizers were presented with a gold medal, a plaque and flowers during their trip, along with an invitation for a return engagement.
YMCA volunteer awards
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The YMCA of Central Kentucky honored its volunteers of the year at its annual celebration April 29 at The Red Mile Clubhouse.
The Red Triangle Award, the YMCA of Central Kentucky's top award for a volunteer whose actions exemplify the YMCA triangle of spirit, mind and body, was presented to Christie Hockensmith.
Hockensmith, an insurance agent with the Hockensmith Agency, has served many roles with the YMCA, including chair of the Scott County YMCA board and member of the marketing committee.
Hockensmith is chair-elect of the YMCA Metro Board of Directors, chair of the Board Development Committee and recently co-chaired the Strategic Planning Committee.
The YMCA also awarded its Spirit, Mind, Body Award to Hiang Thé, who has worked with the YMCA since 1999. The Spirit, Mind, Body Award is given to a YMCA part-time staff member who has been with the organization at least five years and goes above and beyond in service to the YMCA and its members.
Thé's Central Shaolin Martial Arts classes have become some of the most popular at the Y, offering a variety of martial arts, self-defense and meditation classes for people of all ages.
The YMCA also presented the branch Volunteer of the Year awards to the following people for their service to the YMCA of Central Kentucky:
■ Beaumont Centre Family YMCA: Mary Beth Magyar;
■ High Street YMCA: Ann-Phillips Mayfield;
■ Jessamine County YMCA: Lester Johnson;
■ North Lexington Family YMCA: William Bernard;
■ Scott County YMCA: Scott Turner;
■ YMCA Community Services: Yvonne Giles;
■ YMCA Child Development: Joan Green.
5K to benefit Kentucky Children's Hospital
Kentucky Children's Hospital will benefit from Golden Corral's 5K Run/Walk on May 29 at Coldstream Park, 1875 Newtown Pike.
Registration is $20 through May 28 and $25 the day of the event. Registration May 29 begins at 8 a.m.; the 5K starts at 9. Refreshments will be available before and after the run/walk. Awards will be given to winners ranging in age from 13 and younger to 70 and older.
To register go to www.just4children.org. For more information about the Children's Hospital go to www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu/KCH or call Aimee Baston at (859) 257-1179.