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Revolutionary Kids Day to include crafts, games, reenactors

Period reenactors were outside the Jack Jouett House in Versailles in 2009. This historic site is having a Revolutionary Kids Day on Saturday.
Period reenactors were outside the Jack Jouett House in Versailles in 2009. This historic site is having a Revolutionary Kids Day on Saturday. File Photo

The Jack Jouett House Historic Site in Versailles will host its sixth annual Revolutionary Kids Day from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Visitors are invited to experience life in Revolutionary America with an afternoon of children’s activities, crafts, games, displays and demonstrations by costumed reenactors. Special children’s historic house tours, a tea party hosted by Mrs. Jouett, a hands-on archeology exhibit, pony rides and a petting zoo will also be available.

Admission is free, although concessions are cash only. For more information, call 859-873-7902, email Info@jouetthouse.org, or visit Jouetthouse.org.

Chamber plans large yard sale

The Woodford County Chamber of Commerce has planned what it believes will be the largest antique, collectables, garage/yard sale, swap meet in the history of the county.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sep. 23. The event, called “Everything including the kitchen sink sale and swap meet,” will be held at Falling Spring, in and around the Red Barn and livestock arena.

Residents are encouraged to start collecting items for the 127 yard sale-like event.

For those interested in participating as a seller, there will be indoor/covered/outdoor spaces available with fees ranging from $50 to $75 before Aug. 25 and $100 to $150 after Aug. 25.

Reservations for space are required, and indoor/covered spaces are limited.

For applications and registrations, contact the chamber at 859-873-5122 or email woodforddirector@gmail.com. Applications are also available at Woodfordcountyinfo.com.

Humane Society seeks matching fund donations

A group of anonymous Woodford County residents have offered $100,000 in matching funds to bolster a newly established fund honoring the legacy of Lexington-native Lucy Gay Bassett, who died in 2016.

The time line is short, however: $100,000 in donations must be raised in less than three weeks to earn the matching funds.

The purpose of the Lucy Gay Bassett Memorial Fund is to enrich the lives of the animals who rely on the Woodford Humane Society for a temporary home.

Lucy Gay Bassett was a supporter of Woodford Humane Society, and a friend, advocate and protector of all creatures. In addition to her many beloved pets, all of which were rescues, Bassett was the owner and breeder of Lanark Farm.

“Meeting the July 22 deadline will be tough, but if we can make it happen it will mean so many great improvements for the pets that depend on us,” said Executive Director Katie Hoffman.

Donations may be made securely online at Woodfordhumane.org or mailed to P/O/ Box 44, Versailles, Ky, 40383. Additional funds will be raised toward the matching goal at the Woodford Humane Society Summer Gala on Saturday.

The Woodford Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that does not receive government funding.

Ride for Life takes place July 22

The Ride for Life, a motorcycle ride through central Kentucky horse farm areas to benefit the American Cancer Society, will take place on Saturday. The police escorted the ride participants.

Kickstands go up at 10 a.m. The ride begins and ends at Falling Springs, 275 Beasley Road, Versailles. Cost is $25 per bike, $10 per rider. Contact WoodfordRideForLife@gmail.com or call the First Christian Church office at 859-873-3901.

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