A living lesson on the Civil War

More than 700 fourth- and fifth-grade students from schools in six counties attended a Civil War Living History program May 13-14, sponsored by the Battle of Richmond Association.

Sharon Graves, an eighth-grade teacher at Richmond's Clark-Moores Middle School, has coordinated the two-day event for the last eight years and has designed the event to complement the social studies curriculum covering Kentucky history.

The students toured 18 stations of Civil War activities and demonstrations at the association's Battlefield Park, which focused on topics including period clothing and flags, stories about Civil War personalities, cooking, infantry drilling, agriculture, and battlefield officers and commanders.

The annual activity has become one of the best-attended living history programs in Kentucky.

Church hosts children's consignment sale

The Little Ones fall/winter consignment sale will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 401 West Main Street in Richmond. On Saturday, some items will be half-price. The sale will include babies' and children's clothing and shoes, maternity and nursing items, infant and nursery items and furniture, toys, games, books, puzzles, videos and DVDs, sports equipment and more.