Keepsakes, Oct. 4

Published 9:06 am Monday, October 9, 2017

DCA has Colonial Days

Judah Feistritzer, Liam Hitchcock and Roman Feistritzer perfect their butter making skills during Colonial Days in Mrs. Sheperson’s third grade class at Danville Christian Academy.


Flag-waving crowd packs Blue Grass Airport and welcomes veterans home from Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

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Raymond Hatfield and Thomas Scott, both of Lancaster, along with 65 other Kentucky veterans received a heroes’ welcome home Saturday from patriotic, flag-waving citizens who filled the entire terminal at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport.

The veterans participated in a one-day tour of war memorials in the nation’s capital. This was the seventh Honor Flight sponsored by Inter-County Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. The mission was coordinated by Winchester-based Honor Flight Kentucky.

Several of the veterans, who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, said it was the best day of their lives.

“It was really enjoyable, I liked visiting the memorials and monuments” said Mr. Hatfield.

“It was great” said Mr. Scott. “I am very appreciative of being able to go.”

As a bagpipe band led the returning veterans through the Lexington terminal, more than 1,500 family members and patriotic citizens waved “Welcome Home” signs and shook their hands.

Throughout the day, people greeted the veterans with smiles, requests for photos and many thanks for their sacrifices in the cause of freedom.

When the veterans arrived at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport that morning, a gauntlet of cheerleaders, football players and other citizens clapped as a chorus from the U.S. Military Academy sang patriotic songs.

After boarding three buses, a police escort cleared highway traffic and took them directly to the Air Force Memorial and the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial.

AM Vet Riders donate money

The American Veterans of Post 123 and AmVet Riders of Post 123 presented a check for $1,000 to the Kentucky Patriot Guard in memory of Carlos Hafley who was a member of both the AmVets Post 123 and the Kentucky Patriot Guard.

 The AmVets Post provide a location for veterans of all military branches to fellowship with other veterans. We also look for other ways to assist veterans in our area.

 The Patriot Guard is a group that at the family’s request will provide an escort for veterans to their final resting place.

 The money was raised through a motorcycle ride hosted by the AmVet Riders of Post 123.

 The presentation participants from left to right are Mischelle Pike, Vernon Johnson, Brent Pike, David Arnold, Joe Baker and Bill Robertson.

Prison donates supplies to local schools

Northpoint Training Center staff and the Lake Herrington Chapter of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD) recently partnered to provide supplies to local schools.

Ten backpacks filled with school supplies were donated to both Woodlawn Elementary School in Danville and the Lincoln County Student Support Center in Stanford. The donations were received by Principal Bernice Bates at Woodlawn Elementary School and Chief Academic Officer Jackie Risden-Smith at the Lincoln County Student Support Center. Both school systems were very appreciative of the donation.

“We know that school supplies can be difficult for some families to provide and we want to help ensure that students have the proper resources to be successful while receiving their education,” said Northpoint Training Center Warden Don Bottom. “Northpoint and KCCD have been partnering for several years on this project.”

Deputy Warden Mendalyn Cochran,left and KCCD President Kim Huddleston, right, delivered backpacks for children in need to Jackie Risden-Smith, center, at the Lincoln County Elementary School.

Deputy Warden Mendalyn Cochran, left and KCCD President Kim Huddleston, right, delivered backpacks for children in need to Bernice Bates, center, at Woodlawn Elementary School in Boyle County.

Morning Pointe residents visit car museum

Morning Pointe of Danville residents revved their engines for a recent afternoon cruise by the Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum in Elizabethtown. The seniors took a ride down “memory lane” as they enjoyed browsing the antiques automobiles.

From left, Bud Sexton, Josh Douglas and Sid Shaw, Morning Pointe of Danville residents, enjoyed an afternoon at the Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum.