Amateur radio operators to have field day Saturday
Local amateur radio operators will hold their annual Field Day this weekend at Pavilion No. 3 in Veterans Park, 650 Southpoint Drive. Operations will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday with plans to operate four full-power stations and one low-power station continuously until 2 p.m. Sunday.
Enter the park by turning left at the Army tank and take the driveway to the first stop sign, turn right and follow a winding driveway to the top of the hill. Cold drinks will be provided all day and a potluck meal will be served at 6 p.m. Saturday.
City's largest skate park ready to roll
Berry Hill, Lexington's third and largest skate park, has opened at 3489 Buckhorn Drive. The 18,000-square-foot park features a flow bowl, snake run, street section, stairs and rails. Lexington's other skate parks include Woodland Park, which opened in 1999, and a small skate pad designed for beginners, which opened in 2012 at Kirklevington Park. The new skate park's features and obstacles are designed to appeal to skateboarders, bikers and skaters of all skill levels.
The Berry Hill skate park was an initiative of former 8th District Council Member George Myers. The park was designed and built by Dreamland Skateparks, an Oregon-based company that employs craftsman and Lexington native, Burke Morris, who incorporated Bluegrass-themed elements into the park's design. Lexington partnered with Friends for Skateparks to design and raise money for the project. To contribute, go to Friendsforskateparks.com.New volunteers sworn in
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lexington has sworn in its largest group of trained community volunteers to represent child abuse and neglect victims within the family court system. This group of 29 new volunteers increases the number of trained and supervised CASA advocates in Fayette County to 114.
Last year in Fayette County, CASA of Lexington served 284 children. However, more than 900 children could not be served by CASA due to a lack of staff and volunteers. Children with a CASA advocate spend less time in foster care, experience fewer out of home placements and have improved educational performance.
If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, call (859) 246-4313. To make a donation or learn more about CASA of Lexington, go to Lexingtoncasa.com.
Komen Golf Classic set for Andover Country Club
The 2nd Annual Komen Lexington Golf Classic will be June 29 at the Andover Golf & Country Club, 3450 Todds Road. Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. There will be special prizes and contests throughout the event which is expected to end at 7 p.m. To register, go to Bit.ly/1L31eTc.
Nominees sought for Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame
The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame is seeking public nominations for its Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Kentucky writers, both living and deceased, are eligible for membership in the Hall of Fame, which is a project of the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will include one living writer. In its first two years (2013 and 2014), the Hall of Fame considered only deceased writers for induction. In 2015, Wendell Berry was inducted as the first living member of the Hall of Fame.
For a writer to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, he or she must be published; have lived in Kentucky for a significant period, or be connected to Kentucky in a significant way; and have produced writing of enduring stature.
To nominate a writer for the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, email email@example.com with the nominee's name by July 10.