Scrapbook, May 10

Published 8:50 am Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Burgin FFA

Members of the Burgin FFA went to the Bluegrass Regional FFA Competitions and the following students scored:

Impromptu speeches — Hunter Sallee, swine impromptu, superior; Sam Hassell, FFA Quiz Bowl, superior; Zack Bell, aquaculture impromptu, excellent; Savannah Hinton, small animal impromptu, excellent; Jeyden Watkins, greenhouse impromptu, excellent; Taylor Lewis, equine impromptu, good;  Eli Stratton, beef impromptu, good.

Left to right, Zack Bell, Sam Hassall, Savannah Hinton, Jeyden Watkins, Hunter Sallee, Eli Stratton and Taylor Lewis.

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Burgin FFA held officer elections, and the new officers are:

president, Tanner Lozier; vice president, Eli Stratton; secretary, Ethan Hopkins; treasurer, Sam Hassell; reporter, Taylor Lewis; and sentinel, D.J. Woodard. These students will be transitioning to their new positions on May 12, at the annual banquet at the extension office in Harrodsburg.

Prom gathering

On Saturday, April 22, students from Danville High School’s Peer Network Program celebrate Prom Night with a special dinner at Grace Cafe. Photos by Nick Lacy

Allyson Davis & Trevor Coulter exchange flowers.

Jakob Johnson and Lauren Isham discuss their dance plan.

Katie Stamm, Matthew Weston-Suttles and Kate Erwin share a meal.

Kyle Asberry and Stacy Terrell sit together.

Morning Pointe news

Pat Chipps and Jan Ingram, Morning Pointe of Danville residents, enjoyed a beautiful day at the Keeneland Racetrack.

Morning Pointe of Danville residents were ready for the races during their visit at Keeneland Racetrack.The senior living and memory care community celebrated Derby Week with a host of themed activities and delicious dishes, giving guests a taste of Kentucky tradition.

Morning Pointe of Danville acknowledged volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Each volunteer was honored with brunch, a 20th anniversary shirt and certificate, and all the hugs and appreciation they could receive.
The senior living and memory care community recognized volunteers like Smitty Oliver, who has developed a bond with the residents. He says that his desire to help others comes from his extended hospital stay during his childhood, and that he knows the impact that volunteers have on others.

Ron Moroni, volunteer, Nicole Walton, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe, and Shelby Moroni, volunteer

Piano player Ron Moroni, and his wife Shelby volunteer at Morning Pointe by bringing Music Therapy to the seniors. Ron performs a variety of favorite songs from the residents’ past, while Shelby helps arrange the day’s activities.

Oliver and the Moronis were among a host of individuals honored by the residents and associates for the difference they make in the lives of the residents.
“Our volunteers are at the heart of what makes Morning Pointe a great place to live for our residents,” says Lisa Keller, executive director at Morning Pointe. “We cannot thank these people enough for giving their time and talents to enrich the lives of our seniors.”
For 20 years, Morning Pointe has partnered with local schools, churches, businesses and non-profit organizations to make a difference in the lives of others. These acts of kindness inspired a yearlong volunteerism campaign to give back 20,000 hours of community service in 2017.
So far, the residents, associates, families and partners have worked together to give back more than 12,000 hours of service, with an economic impact of more than $275,000. Halfway to achieving their goal for the year, the senior campuses show no signs of slowing down as they seek more opportunities to pay it forward.
The project underscores Morning Pointe’s commitment to community involvement through life enrichment and intergenerational programs designed to promote healthy, active lifestyles for seniors.

Preservation month

The Boyle County Fiscal Court proclaimed May 2017 National Preservation Month throughout Boyle County, the Boyle Landmark Trust accepted the Proclamation.
Pictured from left are, Jacob Pankey, Barbara Hulette, Susan Jonas, Susan Hunstad, and Boyle County Judge/Executive Harold McKinney. The photo was taken on April 25.
Perryville police and students

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Perryville third grade social studies students, taught by Mary Arnold, each wrote a letter and sent it to Police Chief Parker Hatter. Students were learning about community helpers.

Garden Club news

Members of the Garden Club of Danville attended “A Garden Affair” at the Headley-Whitney Museum of Art in Lexington on April 29. Joanna Kirby, club member and former President of the Garden Club of Kentucky presented a lecture on creating Monarch Waystations. The women also attended a presentation by John Michler on using native plants in the landscape. Left to right, Joanna Kirby, John Michler, Susan Jonas, and Alice Biggers. Representing the Garden Club of Kentucky, Kirby gives her monarch butterfly presentations all over the state. When she began four years ago there were only 36 Monarch Waystations in Kentucky, now there are 421.

Do you know what creatures inhabit your yard, from the soil to the treetops? At the May meeting of the Garden Club of Danville author and naturalist Karen Lanier explained the relationships our gardens have with native wildlife, their value to our environment, and the importance of living in harmony with all of them. Lanier is the editor of “Wildlife in Your Garden,” a book which includes two sections written by members of the Garden Club. Left to right, Geri Trinler, Diana Pulliam, Lanier, and Mimi Gosney. The book is available by contacting Karen Lanier at

Shoe and tell

It was “Shoe and Tell” time at a recent meeting of the Cancer Support Group at the Commonwealth Cancer Center. Sara Lamb, left, and Beth Leahey of the Garden Club of Danville’s Garden Therapy committee presented examples of unusual containers for plants, including old shoes and boots. Participants created a pot with a topiary sphere on top to take home, along with the inspiration to plant something in an old shoe. The club’s Garden Therapy committee meets four times a year with the support group. Garden Club members eat dinner with the group and get acquainted as they work together on a garden related craft to take home.

Five generations

Five generations including Brighton Smith, who was born April 25, 2017 is being held by his great-great-grandfather, Frank Sargent. Pictured from left are the baby’s mother, Katie Clarkson, grandmother Trina Clarkson, Sargent, and great-grandmother, Roxce Carpenter.


Danielle Thomas Memorial Scholarship winner

The winner of the fifth Danielle Thomas Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, is Erin Kidd.  

From left, first row are Danielle’s mother, Jamie Thomas Bright,  Erin Kidd, Erin’s grandmother Linda Keck, and Danielle’s grandmother Juanita Hardgrove. Second row, Tim Blevins, Director of Boyle County Bands, and Darrell Kidd, Erin’s father.  Absent from the photo was Donna Kidd, Erin’s mother. 

     The scholarship was created following the death of Danielle Thomas, class of 2003, who was a 6-year member of the Boyle County Marching Rebels playing the alto saxophone.

     The scholarship is awarded annually to a senior band student who plans to major in music education in college. Erin plans to attend the University of Louisville and major in music therapy.

Honor flight

My father, Virgil Hardy, a resident of Arnold Tower, went on an Honor Flight out of Lexington to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 22, along with 72 other veterans from WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War. Dad is a Korean War veteran and is 88 years old. I went along with him as his guardian.
This is a wonderful trip to reward the veterans for their service to our country with a one-day trip to the war memorials in Washington, D.C. There was a tremendous send-off for the group at the Lexington airport, a marvelous welcome at Reagan airport in D.C., and an incredible reception upon our return to Lexington airport that evening with nearly 1,000 persons turning out to greet the veterans.
Family, friends and organizations as well as politicians who wanted to honor these heroes, most of whom had never been recognized for their service.
Dad was greeted at the Korean memorial by a few families from South Korea who wanted to express their appreciation for the soldiers who fought for them. The Korean War memorial states it best: “Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.”