The Midway Woman's Club held its spring fund-raiser, "The Fashion Show," April 2 at the Holly Hill Inn in Midway.
Fifty people attended, and spring and Derby fashions were provided from boutiques including Breckinridge, Crittenden Gentlemen's Clothes, The Midway Boutique, Steppin' Out, Fashion Filly, Cato of Versailles, Simply Elan of Versailles and Nitro of Frankfort.
Woman's Club past president Debra Shockley developed the idea and plan for the show.
"It was exactly as I envisioned it," Shockley said after the show. "I couldn't be happier."
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More than $1,000 was raised for the club's scholarship programs. The club is planning a fall and holiday show for 2011 or 2012.
Chamber, Midway College work on hotel study
The Woodford County Chamber of Commerce and an MBA class from Midway College are working together to research and compile information for a hotel market study.
Chamber executive director Tami Vater said the study will include quantitative research demonstrating that the county can support a hotel or motel, creating a positive economic impact on the community.
Over the next few weeks, students will study the demographic profile of Woodford County; conduct surveys to determine current and future needs for overnight stays; and determine whether there is potential for small-market meeting and conference space.
The final report will provide data that can be used as a marketing tool to attract companies considering Woodford County as a possible hotel or motel site.
Chamber's Business University conducts workshops
The Woodford County Chamber of Commerce's Business University has held two of six workshops planned for 2011. In February and March, the Business University conducted workshops on social networking and using the Chamber's Web site as a marketing tool. It will continue the series with an all-day public policy conference on Sept 9. Anyone who attends all workshops in 2011 will be honored with a place in the inaugural class of the Woodford County Chamber Business University.
Badgley, Mischka to be guests on Bone Appetit Day
Mark Badgley and James Mischka, world-famous couture designers, will be the guest speakers for Bone Appetit Day during the 2011 Freedom Fest on July 22. Badgley and Mischka joined forces in 1988 and have created a style of clothing reminiscent of "old Hollywood," with glamour and elegance at the forefront. Freedom Fest 2011 will be at July 22 and 23 Annestes Farm. Go to Woodfordhumane.org for more details.
Easter egg hunt at college
The Ruth Slack Roach Leadership/Scholarship program's annual Easter Egg Hunt will be April 16. Egg hunters (and adults) should meet in front of the Midway College Anne Hart Raymond Building at 9 a.m. There will be an egg hunt (divided by age group) with more than 1,200 eggs, games, face painting, prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Contact the Midway College Office of Student Affairs at (859) 846-5390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Derby poster artist to visit The Art Village
Lesley Humphrey, 2011 Kentucky Derby Poster artist, will be the guest at a fund-raising event in Woodford County on April 30 to benefit The Art Village in Versailles.
Humphrey will sketch dancers as they perform a short routine. At the end of the dance, Humphrey will talk with the audience as she paints a finished portrait of the dancers from her sketches. As she paints from the sketches, Humphrey will point out where the inspiration for her choices in the painting come from: contrasts in color, emotion, form, light and shadow, and movement.
Ticket sales will benefit The Art Village scholarship fund. The event will be held at 1 p.m. at Versailles Presbyterian Church, 130 North Main Street. Light refreshments will be served.
Tickets are $35 each; call The Art Village at (859) 879-0320.
To see more of Humphrey's work, go to http://lesleyhumphrey.net.
A variety of classes, including techniques for watercolors, digital photography and miniature landscape quilts, will be taught at the Art Village this spring. The community-focused arts center supports the community through arts education exhibitions and outreach, and it teaches creativity through ecologically friendly arts and crafts, and materials reuse and recycling. To register for the fund-raising event, go to Theartvillage.org.
Photo contest to focus on county
Central Kentucky Ag Credit is sponsoring a photography contest to highlight the rural and small-town attractions of Woodford County. Photos will be judged and cash prizes awarded for first, second and third place in each of two categories: Future Farmers of America club members, and adult (age 16 and older). All photos, including the prize winners and the winner of the "People's Choice Award," as voted on by the public, will be on display during the Art in the Park event. A reception will be held at Raintree Gallery, 217 North Main Street, 3 to 5 p.m. May 14.
All photos will be on display at Raintree Gallery from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 16 to 19 and until 8 p.m. May 20 during the The Art Walk in Versailles.
"This contest will give residents of Woodford County a chance to highlight both the local photography skills of residents and the beautiful rural and small-town scenes of Woodford County, said Robert Anderson, Ag Credit's vice president.
Click on "Ag Credit Photo Contest Rules" on the Art Village page at Theartvillage.org for the application and for eligibility information.