Midway will be a stop for bicyclists participating in the 34th annual Horsey Hundred bicycle ride organized by the Bluegrass Cycling Club. In addition to a rest stop at the Midway Presbyterian Church, riders and other visitors will be able to participate in the "Meet Me in Midway" party on Railroad Street from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Lexington band Superfecta will perform and the famous Midway shops and restaurants will be open. Before the party, the Historic Midway Museum Store will feature a book signing from noon to 3 p.m. with David Toczko, author of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.
Midway Woman's Club honors announced
The Midway Woman's Club held its annual dinner May 12 at A Storybook Inn in Versailles. Woodford County High School senior Rachel Morgan was awarded the Midway Woman's Club scholarship. Morgan will attend Transylvania University. Pam Thomas was named Club Woman of the Year, Christy Ellis was named Rookie of the Year, Bette Wojciechowski received the Meritorious Service Award and Niesje Spragens received the Betty Ann Award for her decades of service as an officer of the club.
Debra Shockley was recognized for her work with the club's Fashion Show and Sarah Wilson was thanked by the club members for her work during her now completed term as president. After dinner, the 2011-12 club officers were installed. Janice Holland is club president, Kelly Brengelman is the corresponding secretary, Jennifer Embry is the recording secretary, Christy Ellis is the treasurer and Tonya Steele is the parliamentarian. The new club year will begin with an open house at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the club house on South Gratz in Midway.
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Blueberry peach pie takes the prize
Holly Hill Inn chef Ouita Michel and her daughter, Willa, judged entries in the Midway Presbyterian Church pie contest held in conjunction with the church yard sale to benefit the Weekend Backpack Food Program for Northside Elementary. Jenny Adkins' blueberry peach pie was the winner of the $100 prize.
Grab a pen and join the Sketchcrawl
The Art Village in Versailles will sponsor a Sketchcrawl from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Midway. The event will begin at Jimmy D's on Main Street. Sketchcrawls are popular throughout the U.S. and Europe and provide an opportunity to begin or practice sketching skills and encourage the development of a community of artists with similar interests. Bring a sketchbook or journal and a pen, pencil or watercolors. The event is free and is for all ages and skill levels. Visit theartvillage.org or call Deborah Knittel at (859) 608-5044.