Scrapbook, May 10
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.
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.
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
Morning Pointe news
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.