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Christmas Parade Set for December 5

Woodford After-School Program Wins Award

Woodford County Schools’ Explorer Time Company (ETC) won the 2009 Outstanding After-school Program Award given by the Kentucky Community Education Association at their statewide meeting in Louisville earlier this month.


ETC accommodates students, primary through eighth grade, from the time school is dismissed until 6 p.m. at each of the district’s four elementary schools. ETC is also in session on days when school is not.  The state-licensed program is operated by the school district’s Community Education Center, directed by Kathy Hogg.


In winning the KCEA award, ETC was cited for developing a comprehensive curriculum of enrichment that includes arts and crafts, special interest clubs, games and physical activities, community service and character education.  ETC was also recognized for meeting both mission and monetary goals.  Call (859) 873-2421, ext. 2222.


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EXPLORER TIME COMPANY administrators and site coordinators display their 2009 Outstanding After-school Program award from the Kentucky Community Education Association. Pictured are, front left, Annie Lancaster (Northside Elementary), Sharon Cole (program manager), Brad Jones (Southside), back left, Jackie Anthony (Simmons), Stephanie Deahl (Huntertown), Kathy Hogg (Community Education director).


Versailles Christmas Parade Set for December 5

The Versailles 2009 Christmas Parade, “Holiday Memories”, will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 5 traveling down Main Street ending at Morgan Street.  The Kentucky State University marching band will perform throughout the route.  Make a day of it by starting with the Kiwanis pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon at the First Christian Church, 160 Lexington Street.  Next, let the kids shop at the Woodford County Homemakers’ Secret Santa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Agriculture Resource Center, 187 Beasley Drive.  Inexpensive handmade crafts will be available for children to purchase while parents wait.  Free horse and carriage rides will be offered on Main Street from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and street performers will entertain on Lexington Street from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Immediately following the parade, children up to age twelve are invited to the second floor of the Courthouse on Main Street to receive a free stocking from Santa.  Call (859) 873-5436.