Lexington back to school rallies rev up Saturday

Mayor Jim Newberry and Fayette schools Superintendent Stu Silberman will help celebrate the fifth annual Ready Set, Go! Lexington Neighborhood Back to School rallies on Saturday.

The rallies will be in 21 Lexington neighborhoods, providing backpacks and school supplies for the 2010-11 school year to about 8,000 elementary, middle and high school students.

Fayette County schools open for the new year Wednesday.

Newberry and Silberman will join other officials for the Ready Set Go! celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday at Duncan Park, 530 North Limestone, as a part of the Duncan Park neighborhood rally. Members of the Urban County Council and the Fayette County Board of Education will be on hand, along with other officials. The celebration is sponsored by LexLinc.

Families wishing to receive school supplies must register between 8 and 10 a.m. Saturday at each rally site. Supplies will be distributed at noon. For information, contact United Way 211 or LexCall 311.

Here are the rally locations:

■ Cardinal Valley Park, 2077 Cambridge Dr.

■ Carver Neighborhood Center, 522 Patterson St.

■ Castlewood Park, 201 Castlewood Dr.

■ Douglass Park, 726 Georgetown St.

■ Duncan Park, 530 N. Limestone

■ Eastland Church of God, 2598 Liberty Rd.

■ First Baptist Bracktown Church, 3016 Bracktown Rd.

■ Gainesway, 1165 Centre Pkwy.

■ Gardenside Christian Church, 940 Holly Springs Dr.

■ Green Acres Park, 1560 LaSalle Rd.

■ Imani Missionary Baptist Church, 1555 Georgetown St.

■ Marlboro Park, 561 Benton Rd.

■ Pralltown Park/Lou Johnson Park, 190 Lou Johnson Way

■ The Rock/LaRoca United Methodist Church, 1015 N. Limestone

■ Russell Cave Church of Christ, 1841 McCullough Dr.

■ Spiegel Heights Park, 424 Spiegel St.

■ St. Peter Claver Church, 410 Jefferson St.

■ Temple of Prayer, 549 Parkside Dr.

■ Victory Apostolic Church, 1474 Anniston Dr., Suite 6-B

■ William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 E. Sixth St.

■ Woodhill Park, 457 Larkwood Dr.