As part of National Kidney Month, Bryan Station alum Todd Pickett and his mother, former Bryan Station teacher Joan Pickett, will host a kickoff at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Road in Versailles, to promote awareness of the need for living kidney transplant donors.
Todd Pickett has end-stage renal disease and is taking part in the event to help find a kidney donor for himself. His story, “Be My Hero – Save My Life,” along with flyers and brochures about kidney donation, will be available.
Todd is a theatrical scenic and lighting designer who designed the set for Calendar Girls, which will end its run at the Woodford Theatre Sunday.
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Jouett House designated a Preserve America Steward
The Jack Jouett House Historic Site was honored recently when first lady Michelle Obama designated it as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Stewards in recognition of its Jack Jouett Archaeology Project.
The program recognizes organizations and agencies that successfully use volunteers to care for the nation’s heritage.
The project, now in its third season, has recruited 97 active volunteers, including project director Nicolas Laracuente, an archaeologist with the Kentucky Heritage Council’s State Historic Preservation Office.
“The Jack Jouett House Historic Site is the first Preserve America Steward ever designated in Kentucky, and it will always retain the status of being the first in the Bluegrass State to be recognized,” said Janice Clark, director at the site.
Volunteer registration for the project is ongoing. Information packets and applications can be found at Jouetthouse.org/Learn/Archaeology/Distillery Project.