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News briefs for 09-05-12

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Ongoing
Daycare Meals
Children who attend or who would like to attend St. Catharine College Daycare and the Peppermint Tree Daycare may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Income guidelines are available at the daycare centers to find out if your child qualifies. For more information, call Barbara Garrett at (270) 692-2136.

WC Fair Books
Washington County Fair books are available now. You can pick one up at the extension office, library, banks and various places around town or call Krista Thompson 859-284-5524.

Thursday, Sept. 6

WCHS Parent Night
Parent Night at Washington County High School will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5-6:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend to meet with teachers and meet with technology personnel in the library to obtain access to the infinite Campus Portal for grade and attendance information. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, Sept. 7
Family Flick on the Field

North Washington will be hosting their second- annual Family Flick on the Field on Friday, Sept. 7. Free admission and the movie “Dolphin Tale” will be shown. Concessions will be sold. This event begins at 7 p.m. with the movie starting at 9 p.m. So bring your family and your blanket or lawn chair for a night of family fun!

Sept. 7-8
4-H Yard Sale

Washington County 4-H will be holding its second- annual yard sale on Friday, Sept. 7 beginning at noon until 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you have anything you would like to donate to this sale (no adult clothes please), you may drop it off on Thursday or Friday, Sept. 6-7 before noon. All proceeds go to benefit the Washington County 4-H Program. Call the extension office at 336-7741 with any questions.

Saturday, Sept. 8
Walk for Life 2012

The Walk for Life 2012 will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. at Idle Hour Park or 10 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church. For more information call House of Hope (859) 336-0140 or (859) 805-0746. All proceeds go to House of Hope.

Class of 1967 Reunion
The Washington County High School Class of 1967 will have a reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Mordecai’s in Springfield at 6:30 p.m. Underclassmen that would like to drop by are welcome. For more information call Herman Wheatley at 859-805-1844.
 
Alzheimer’s Trail Ride
The Alzheimer’s Benefit Trail Ride will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at Joe Wohner’s farm on Hwy 442 off Hwy 152, 2.5 miles east of Mackville and 12 miles west of Harrodsburg. Signs will be posted to accommodate trailer parking. Teams and wagons welcomed. A meal will be served following the ride. There will be a silent auction. All proceeds go to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. For more information and to pre-register for the ride, contact Joe Wohner at 859-262-5564.

Burkhead Reunion
The descendants of Enoch and Mary Burkhead will hold their annual Burkhead reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Lincoln Park Shelter. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and beverages. Utensils will be furnished. For more information, call Maeola Chesser at (859) 336-7005.

Cooking Class
Eric Black will present a cooking class at Mackville Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. To sign up for the class or for more information, including the cost, call Nancy at 336-7726.

WC Fair Horse Show
The Washington County Fair horse show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8  beginning  at 4 p.m. at the Willisburg Community Park. A rain date of Sept. 22 has been set. Please contact the Washington County Extension Office at 336-7741 or Tana Wells at 336-9528.

Sunday, Sept. 9
Long Family Reunion

The Long family reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Lion’s Pavilion in Anderson-Dean Park, Harrodsburg,from 12 to 4 p.m. Descendants of William Henry Long, as well as Andrew, Samuel, Jason Long, etc. are welcome. All those with Long connections are invited. Bring a dish for the potluck dinner and old photos. Long family history books and genealogy information will be available. Contact Mick Long at 859-238-7615 for more information.
 
Camp Ground Church Homecoming
The Camp Ground Church homecoming will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. Please join us for some great fellowship, lunch and singing. You are asked to bring two of your favorite covered dishes and a lawn chair. Meat and drinks will be provided.

K of C Chicken Dinner
The Knights of Columbus chicken dinner will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2018 Bardstown Road, Springfield. Dine in or carryout. Menu includes chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes/gravy, rolls, slaw and desert. All proceeds go to Knights of Columbus charities. Call Louis Peterson (859) 481-2676 for additional information.

Sept. 10-14
Flushing Hydrants

The Springfield Water Company will be flushing hydrants, weather permitting,  throughout the city on Monday, Sept. 10, Tuesday, Sept. 11, and Wednesday, Sept. 12 and may extend into the county Thursday,  Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept 14. This may cause a temporary discoloration of the water. We ask that you refrain from washing clothes or any use that the discoloration may affect. We appreciate your cooperation.

Monday, Sept. 10
Springfield Baptist Revival

Springfield Baptist Church will be holding a revival called Kingdom Mondays. The services will be held on three consecutive Mondays: Sept. 10, Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. On Monday, Sept. 10, we welcome Dr. Paul Chitwood as our evangelist. He is the executive director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Worship will be led by Redemption Hill Baptist Church’s praise team. Services will begin at 7 p.m. and we would like to invite you to attend.

Tuesday, Sept. 11
Moving Forward Series

The fourth in the New Pioneers Moving Forward series of community forums will take place Tuesday evening, Sept. 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Springfield campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.  Addressing the topic “The Role of Small Businesses in Building a Sustainable Rural Community” will be Cynthia Cain, owner of the Little Red Hen Cafe and Cinnamon House Bed and Breakfast; Jeremy Hardin, managing agent, Washington County Farm Bureau; and Shawn Malloy, co-owner of Kentucky Royalty alpaca products. Admission is free and the public is invited to join in exploring this important topic.

Saturday, Sept. 15
Truck and Tractor Pull

Mackville Community Center and the Mackville Lion’s Club will be hosting a truck and tractor pull on Saturday, Sept. 15. Weigh-in at 4 p.m. Pull starts at 5 p.m. Concessions will be available. For additional information contact Eddie Noel at 859-262-5104.
All proceeds benefit the Mackville Community Center.

Willisburg High School Reunion
The Willisburg High School Class of ‘62 will hold their 50th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Mordecai’s. For more information, call Sue Barnett at 336-7803, Johnnie Tennill at 336-3432 or Page Robinson at 336-9108.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
FFA Blood Drive

The Washington County High School FFA Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Washington County High School gym. It is open to eligible public and high school students.

Saturday, Sept. 22
Prime Time Wrestling

The Mackville Community Center in partnership with Prime Time Wrestling will be hosting a wrestling match on Saturday, Sept. 22. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available. Family friendly for all ages.
All proceeds benefit the Mackville Community Center.

WCHS Class of 1992 Reunion
The Washington County High School class of 1992 will hold its 20-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Mordecai’s on Main starting at 8 p.m. Reservations are not necessary but please visit our Facebook page “Washington County High School Class of 1992” - http://facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/groups/42189291475/
If you need more information, contact Tina Zuelly Luebbehusen at  luebbeh@msn.com or call 812-661-0218 or Amy Jo Warren Crumbley at amyjo@bardstowncable.net.

Monday, Sept. 24
Blood Drive

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed. The next local blood drive will be on Monday, Sept. 24, from 3-8 p.m. at Willisburg Christian Church , 2681 Lawrenceburg Road, Willisburg.

Oct. 5-7
WC Fair

The Washington County Fair will be held Oct. 5-7 at the Senior Citizens Center. Some of the new classes are Ugly Lamps (born or made ugly), Doll and Toy Farm Scapes contest, honey and spinning yarn classes, plus the regular classes.