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News briefs for Sept. 30

Masonic Lodge to serve breakfast Saturday

Danville’s Franklin Masonic Lodge will have a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the lodge hall, 400 North Fourth St.

The menu includes pork tenderloin, country ham, sausage, bacon, pancakes, eggs, potatoes, biscuits, gravy, coffee, orange juice and pastries.

Everyone is welcome.

Public invited to garden club event

The public is invited to a featured program at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Danville Country Club, when the Garden Club of Danville hosts the Bluegrass District meeting of Central Kentucky Garden Clubs.

Linda Hawkins will discuss her award-winning book “The Unspoken Language of Fans and Flowers.” A life-long love of flowers inspired her to research this old fashioned means of communication, when sentiments were expressed by the position of a lady’s fan or the use, color, or arrangement of flowers.

In her book, Hawkins also shares floral-inspired recipes and a guide to edible flowers. Copies of the book and others she has written will be available by special order.

Vendors will be selling plants and garden-related gifts. Public admission is $10; reservations are not required. For additional information, email garden.club.dky@gmail.org.

McConnell speaking at chamber luncheon

The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce will host U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on Monday, Oct. 10, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The luncheon will be held at the Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Dr. The price for the luncheon is $15 and includes a hot, catered buffet lunch by Southern Plate Catering. RSVPs are requested by Oct. 5 to Treina at (859) 236-2361 ext. 120 or info@danvilleboylechamber.com.

McConnell, the current U.S. Senate majority leader, will give a Washington update and take questions from the attendees.

Established in 1919, the Chamber is a private, non-profit business membership organization that exists to advance the prosperity and well-being of the business community, particularly its members, with the goal of improving the quality of life in the community.