To coincide with this year's superhero-themed summer reading program, the Paris Bourbon County Library will hold its first-ever Superhero 5K race Saturday.
There will be three races: an 8 a.m. Toddler Run for ages 3-5, an 8:15 a.m. Fastest Kid in Town race for ages 6-11 and an 8:30 a.m. Superhero 5K for all ages.
The races will start in front of the library's temporary location at 716 Main Street. The Superhero 5K will finish beside the library's permanent location (presently under construction) at 701 High Street. An awards ceremony will follow the races.
The first 100 people to sign up will receive a free race T-shirt. Participants are encouraged (though not required) to dress in superhero costumes as well as run or walk with baby strollers or dogs on leashes. The race is free but the library suggests a $5 donation.
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To register, visit the library or the Bourbon County YMCA and fill out an entry form, or sign up online at Bourbonlibrary.org (click on the Happenings tab at the top of the page). All entry forms must be returned to the library's circulation desk. Participants can register up until the day of the race.
YMCA offers day camp for children
The Paris-Bourbon County YMCA is offering a day camp for elementary school children ages 5-11 through Aug. 14. Registration fee is $25, which includes a T-shirt, backpack and water bottle. Weekly fees for full-time campers (four or five days a week) are $95 for YMCA members and $105 for non-members, which includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack each day. Drop-off is between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and pickup ends at 6 p.m. Financial assistance is available and CCAP is accepted.
Campers will go on weekly field trips, visiting such places as Hummel Planetarium at Eastern Kentucky University, the Ale-8-One Bottling Co. in Winchester, Paradise Cove in Richmond and the Louisville Zoo.
The YMCA is located at 917 Main Street in Paris. Call (859) 987-1395 to register or for more information.