Fourth-graders get Jack Jouett book
Several Frontier Day Book sponsors gathered in the library at Huntertown Elementary School on Nov. 10 to meet some of the children who received copies of Jack Jouett: Portrait of an American Hero, thanks to their donations. The books were distributed to 310 Woodford County fourth- graders as part of the Frontier Day event at the Jack Jouett House Historic Site on Oct. 2 and 3. Front row, from left: Katherine Spellman, Katelyn Cheek, Emma Lawson, Olivia Cassidy, Alex Rishel, Ryan Cook, Michael Metcalf and Brian Albor. Back row, from left, sponsors Paul Stahler, Sammy Hancock Cundiff, Phyllis Mattingly (McCauley & Mattingly), Nancy Fouser (Fouser Environmental Services), Michelle Oxley (Citizens Commerce National Bank), Stephanie Perry (United Bank) and Bob Waitkus (Graviss McDonald's restaurant). Additional book sponsors are Ken Reed, the Finney family, Kentucky Bank, Larry and Debra Adams, Jeannie Bridges, Janice Clark, James C. and Teresa B. Currens, Toni Curtis, Macy's, Patchwork Homemakers Club, Semones Heating & Air Conditioning, Missie Wood, Woodford County Heritage Committee and Michael Wyatt.
American Association of University Women Bluegrass Central Branchwill meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street, Versailles. Lisa Johnson, founder of Mentors & Meals, will discuss how the Woodford County program helps Woodford County Middle School students by providing volunteer mentoring and homework assistance, as well as a hot meal five days a week. Dinner will be served prior to the meeting at 5:30 p.m. for $5. Register for the meal by 4 p.m. Tuesday by calling Sharon Marcum at (859) 272-7792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jayden Channer, a seventh-grader at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School, won Lexington’s Fastest Kid in Town race Saturday. The race is part of A Midsummer Night’s Run, which also includes a 5k and a one-mile fun run/walk.