Scrapbook: Feb. 8
Published 8:44 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Garden Club of Danville
At the February meeting of the Garden Club of Danville, former club president Sarah Wiltsee entertained members with a lively discussion of how to downsize your garden when age or inclination demand. She gave examples of techniques she is using to simplify her own elaborate garden, which was a feature of the club’s first Garden Tour in 2013. Many of her ideas came from the book “The Right Size Flower Garden,” by Kerry Ann Mendez. The Garden Club will sponsor its third garden tour on June 24 this year.
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Miss Danville Pageant
The Miss Danville Scholarship Pageant was held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Gravely Hall of Performing Arts at Danville High School. A group of 16 beautiful and talented young women competed for college scholarships and a chance to represent Danville and Boyle County at the Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen and Miss Kentucky Pageants to be held later this year in Louisville and Lexington. The contestants were scored by a panel of six judges in areas of interview, talent, fitness, evening gown, and onstage question.
This year’s theme for the pageant was “There’s No Place Like Home”, and featured music from “The Wiz”, “The Wizard of Oz”, and “Wicked”. Entertainment for the event included the Boyle County Middle School Show Choir under the direction of Frieda Hebert, Mindy’s Jessamine School or Classical Dance, as well as, Victoria Ford Troxler who was Miss Black Danville 1975. Other performers included 2016 Miss Heart of Kentucky Shelby Morgan, of Eubank, as well as Miss Kentucky, Laura Jones of Fisherville, who was also Miss Danville 2016.
This year’s winners are as follows: Miss Bluegrass Area Outstanding Teen Annabelle Watts, 15, from Owensboro; Miss Heart of Kentucky Outstanding Teen Katherine Noel Wetherton, 13, from Crestwood; and Miss Danville Outstanding Teen Bryce Baker, 16, from Versailles. The winners going on to the Miss Kentucky include: Miss Bluegrass Area Allyson Ledford of Winchester, a sophomore at UK; Miss Heart of Kentucky McKaylah Robinson of Danville, a sophomore at EKU; and Miss Danville Emily Sharp of London, a Freshman at UK.
The winners are shown pictured with Reuben Harness of Nicholaville and Susan Smith Parks of Perryville, co-directors of the Miss Danville Scholarship Organization. The winners and contestants from Saturday were awarded with a total amount of $1,100 in cash and college scholarships, as well as $88,000 worth of in kind scholarships.
The Miss Danville Organization is part of the Miss America Organization, which is the largest provider of college scholarships to young women in the world today.
Holman visits Mallard’s
For the past four years, Jamie Padgett has served as a waitress at Mallard’s Bar and Grill. And every day for happy hour, she has been happy to serve the same customer ever since her first day of employment.
Dick Holman, Morning Pointe of Danville resident, has been a frequent patron of the restaurant for years, placing an order for his three favorites every visit without fail: barbeque potato skins, onion rings and potato chips.
Holman has been at the restaurant so much, other customers have grown used to his presence, asking Padgett how he was doing.
As part of the senior living and memory care community’s life enrichment program, residents like Holman enjoy their favorite outings to local eateries, bonding over burgers whenever hunger strikes.