The Daughters of the American Revolution recently gave Richmond resident Betty Blakemore the DAR Community Service Award for her work with the community clothing bank Open Concern. The award was presented to Blakemore at the April meeting of the Boonesborough chapter of the DAR. In her 38 years as a director and volunteer with Open Concern, Blakemore has led the effort to meet the clothing needs of students in Madison County. The Open Concern outlet is at 229 East Irvine Street in Richmond.
Artisan Center demonstrations
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The weekend schedule of activities at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is as follows:
■ Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Doug and Mary Ridley of Paducah will demonstrate woodcarving carved by Doug and painted by Mary. Using a combination of hand and power tools, the demonstration will feature Santa figures fashioned of cypress wood.
■ Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., former print maker John P. Lackey of Lexington will demonstrate his painting techniques. Lackey's work includes landscapes and abstracts separately and in combination to accomplish his goal of ”balanced“ forms.
United Way awards
The community's top volunteers were honored recently at the Central Kentucky Volunteer Awards recognition breakfast coordinated by United Way of the Bluegrass and sponsored by Keeneland. Dr. Aaron Thompson was honored as an Individual Service Award nominee for work to help underprivileged young people and minorities. Thompson serves on the Madison County School Board Strategic Planning Committee, the Governor's Literacy Project and with Hope's Wings.
The 30th annual Madison County Car Show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the White Hall Historic Site. Trophies will be awarded to the best 60 entries. Admission is free. Call (859) 625-0865.