In the last few years, community gardens have proven to be successful in urban areas where folks may not own the land they live on, or may not have space or zoning permission to plant a garden on their land. Community gardens are typically planted in a public space, then the work and the harvest is shared among those who agree to participate. More than just vegetables and flowers are reaped, though. Participants gain a sense of unity, a feeling of pride in working the soil to provide for themselves, and a better relationship with fellow gardeners and neighbors. And in an age of more and more food recalls, fresh local-grown food becomes even more appealing.
The Midway Presbyterian Church plans to offer a community garden plot as spring approaches to grow food and connections with neighbors. An organizational meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 2 at the church, 103 North Turner Street, Midway.
Historical Society Program Explores Postage Stamps and History
The Woodford County Historical Society's February program will feature Mr. William Douglas Smith speaking on "Black History through U.S. Postage Stamps". The program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 26 at The Woodford County Historical Society, 121 Rose Hill. The Woodford County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of Woodford County and its people. The genealogy library and historic museum are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Both are free. Call (859) 873-6786 or visit the society's Web site at www.woodfordkyhistory.org.
Middle School to Hold Awareness Seminar
Do you know what your medicine cabinet holds? The Woodford County Middle School will offer "Not in My House", a free seminar to alert parents to the youth trend of turning to their parents' medicine cabinets for prescription drugs to be used for recreational purposes, begginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Woodford County High School, Frankfort Street. Speakers will include a doctor, a member of Families Anonymous, and a recovering addict.
Gymnasts Take Second
The Level Four team of Central Kentucky Gymnastics competed in the Danville Sweetheart Spectacular Sunday, February 15 taking second place. Individual winners in their age divisions were Mia Greene, second place uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise, and second place All-Around; Alexandra Clarkson, first place vault, second place beam, third place bars and floor, and second place All-Around; Kelsey Woods, first place beam, bars, and floor, and first place All-Around; Ansley Cooper, second place bars and beam, third place vault, and third place All-Around; Mallori Cooper, first place bars and beam, second place floor and vault, first place All-Around; Fadia Cruz, second place bars, beam, and floor, and second place All-Around; Briana Charles, second place beam, vault, and floor, and second place All-Around; Mackenzie Plata-Madrid, third place bars, beam, and floor, Madison Briscoe, third place bars, beam, and floor, and third All-Around. Pictured front from left: Mackenzie Plata-Madrid, Kameron Grigsby, Briana Charles, Kelsey Woods, Mia Greene, and Alexandra Clarkson. Back: Ansley Cooper, Madison Briscoe, Fadia Cruz, and Mallori Cooper.
Local Girl Scout on Cookie Box
Twelve year old Amanda Rice has been chosen to appear on Girl Scout cookie order forms, websites, and/or billboards for the 2010 cookie selling season. Only one Girl Scout Council is chosen, and this was a first for this area's Wilderness Road Council. Amanda is a student at Woodford County Middle School and has been a member of Troop 701 since Kindergarten.