Forecast postpones Taste of Danville and annual bike ride Earth Day celebration still on 

Published 8:20 am Friday, April 21, 2017

Wilderness Trail Distillery has rescheduled A Taste of Danville for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, because of this weekend’s weather forecast. The party will still go on, complete with sample portions for sale from Danville’s locally-owned restaurants and cocktails from the distillery. 

Participating eateries will be: Mallards; NuBlend Smoothie Bar; Brothers’ BBQ; Jane Barleycorn; Melton’s Deli; Plank on Main; Sandy’s Surprises; and Sweets by Cindy.

“Also, we will have Kiwanis on site selling hotdogs and soft drinks,” says Emily Toadvine with brand marketing. For more information, Toadvine can be reached at (859) 402-8707. 

Also rescheduled to April 29 is the fourth annual Earth Day Bike Ride, a “casual” 26-mile trek through Junction City to the historic Isaac Shelby Travelers Rest home site, and returning through Hogue Hollow to the distillery. 

“We still plan to meet at BCTC on the 29th and leave from there,” says Rick Serres, who organizes the casual ride each year. “We’re staying with 10 a.m. to meet up, because it will take a couple of hours, and we can return by lunchtime to eat at Wilderness Trail, so that will be perfect. Everything is still the same, just changing it to April 29.”

A fee of $15 per rider pays for a hat, and a waiver must be signed to participate. Registration forms may be found at Danville Bike & Footwear, 417 W. Main St. in Danville, but participants may also sign up the day of the race for $20.

The Boyle County mulch give away has also been rescheduled for Saturday, April 29 due to the predicted rain. Danville Public Works Department has plenty of compost to give away this year. Bring your truck or trailer and they will fill you up from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday April 29. The mulch can be picked up off Old Stanford Road behind Grace Baptist Church. This compost comes from leaves picked up in the fall and has been cooking for two years and is a wonderfully rich soil full of nutrients. Good for landscaping, vegetable and flower gardens. For more information, call Ronnie Yates (859) 326-0802.

Earth Day still on

“I think it’s important for people to know, the Earth loves both sun and rain …” says Preston Miles of Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Earth Day celebration planned for Saturday. Miles, chairman of Clarks Run Environmental Education Corporation, is helping plan the event and says there should be no issues if it rains.

“The Community Earth Day Festival continues as planned. Bluegrass Community and Technical College graciously offers their facilities for this important event, and their indoor spaces are very good.”

Miles says exhibitors, vendors and music will all be available in the hallways of the school, if inclement weather does come through.

“Among the wide variety of displays planned, there are representatives from local solar photovoltaic companies, a plant sale by Boyle FFA, children’s activities by Bluegrass Greensource, wildlife exhibits provided by JMB Biological, an Upcycling exhibit and competition sponsored by Danville-Boyle County Community Education, recycling information from Boyle County Solid Waste department, and a wide variety of informational booths about healthy lifestyles.”

The festival will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

“We love the Earth, when the sun shines and when it rains,” Preston says.