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BRIEFS: Fifth-graders learn about Civil War at Camp Nelson

Warner Elementary students Charlsey Cross, left, and Taylor Hinkle learned about archaeology from Transylvania University students during Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park's annual Education Days on May19-20.
Warner Elementary students Charlsey Cross, left, and Taylor Hinkle learned about archaeology from Transylvania University students during Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park's annual Education Days on May19-20.

Hundreds of Jessamine County Public School fifth-graders descended on Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park on May 19-20 during the camp's annual Education Days event.

During the all-day events, costumed re-enactors provided an interactive learning experience that included segments on Civil War medicine, blacksmithing, artillery and weapons, children's games, and needlework.

The hands-on archaeology experience was assisted by a group of Transylvania University students who are studying field methods in archaeology.

Children's event at park

The second annual Children's Afternoon in the Park will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Lake Mingo Park on Lake Street in Nicholasville.

Activities include dancing, jump rope, water games, basketball, karate, an obstacle course, disc golf, soccer, inflatables, inline skating, skateboarding and T-ball.

Giveaways, including approximately 75 bike helmets donated by the University of Kentucky Trauma Center, will be distributed throughout the day.

For more information about this free event, call the Jessamine County Health Department at (859) 885-4149 or visit myjchd.org.

Networkers group hosts meeting

The Jessamine County Networkers, a business networking group, held an open meeting at the Potters Inn Bed and Breakfast in Wilmore on May 19 for new and potential members. The featured speaker was Gregg Greer of Bluegrass Business Growth. For more information, contact chapter president Tim Vaughan at tvaughan2003@yahoo.com or (859) 327-0085.

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