News briefs for Sept. 30

Published 4:42 pm Thursday, September 29, 2016

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.

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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

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

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.