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Woodford County: Ash Wednesday service held

From left, Aaron Hamblin, president of Woodford Habitat for Humanity; Joe Buckley, Woodford Habitat for Humanity volunteer;  Debbie Tichenor, Woodford County Quilt Trail coordinator; Carey Tichenor, Woodford County Quilt Trail volunteer; Mary Weese,  pastor of Midway Presbyterian Church; and Starr Byarlay, Woodford Habitat for Humanity volunteer, showed off the "Garden of Eden" quilt square, the first free-standing quilt square on the Woodford County Quilt Trail. It's in the Midway Presbyterian Church community garden.
From left, Aaron Hamblin, president of Woodford Habitat for Humanity; Joe Buckley, Woodford Habitat for Humanity volunteer; Debbie Tichenor, Woodford County Quilt Trail coordinator; Carey Tichenor, Woodford County Quilt Trail volunteer; Mary Weese, pastor of Midway Presbyterian Church; and Starr Byarlay, Woodford Habitat for Humanity volunteer, showed off the "Garden of Eden" quilt square, the first free-standing quilt square on the Woodford County Quilt Trail. It's in the Midway Presbyterian Church community garden.

The Midway Area Ministerial Association sponsored a community Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 22 at Midway Christian Church. More than 50 people participated in the service, which featured music, scripture readings, a meditation and the imposition of ashes. The ashes were created by the burning of slips of paper on which those in attendance wrote things in their lives that they wished to burn away.

MAMA sponsors several community worship services throughout the year, including Thanksgiving, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise and a 9/11 remembrance service. The services rotate among the member churches, with the pastors from the churches each taking roles in the programs.

Wombles returns to Midway City Council

Former Midway City Council member Charlann Wombles has been selected by members of the council to fill the unexpired term of former council member Becky Moore, who resigned from the council earlier this year. Wombles was sworn into office during the Feb. 20 council meeting. All city council seats will be up for election in November.

Trail's first free-standing quilt square is in place

Members of Woodford Habitat for Humanity joined with the Woodford County Quilt Square committee and Midway Presbyterian Church on Feb. 22 to raise the "Garden of Eden" quilt square in the community garden behind the church. The quilt square is part of the Woodford County Quilt Square driving tour and can be seen at the church, 103 North Turner Street. Garden of Eden is the first free-standing quilt square on the trail.

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