Madison County seniors are very aware that the end of the 2013-14 school year is drawing closer as each day passes.
Everyone knows the excitement and celebration generally associated with graduation. Since the school year started, parents and Brenda Thompson, one of the fine guidance counselors at MCHS, have been planning an entertaining, exuberant lock-in, more commonly known as ‘Project Graduation’ for the senior class.
Now, I would like to inform first-time parents, friends and citizens of the cost associated with such an enormous, safe alternative to the impromptu post-graduation gathering that can end tragically.
Project Graduation provides excited, newly-graduated seniors with food and entertaining games in which they may win some really nice prizes. Years ago, my son won a large, new television at a Project Graduation.
Many parent volunteers already have been involved in several fundraisers. However, this fourth annual Project Graduation Dinner/Dance and Silent Auction at the Arlington Mule Barn, Saturday, Feb. 8, is our biggest and best campaign of the year.
Cost for this “smart, casual-attire event is $45 per ticket or two tickets for $80. A savvy, pleasant dinner will be served, beginning at 7 p.m., with a fun-packed evening ending at 11 p.m.
You will be served O’Charley’s Louisiana steak, Cajun pasta, red skin mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole and dinner rolls.
DJ Michael Bryant will provide non-stop, assorted music for dancing. So, don’t forget to wear your favorite dancing shoes. There will be a cash bar and free, homemade desserts.
Many, many new and original items have been gifted or especially purchased for a silent auction. If you discover some things you need or would enjoy, write a silent bid and wait to see if you win your choices at prices you are willing to pay.
This is an exceptional choice for a special evening of fine dining and dancing, plus shopping with ease for some great items or originals.
Call your honey and give them the good news about this evening out, with all the glamour of big city dinning right here in Richmond.
Think of trading your money for such a savvy evening, and perhaps, saving some young person from drinking and behaving in an unsafe manner.
The Richmond Church of Christ, 1500 Lancaster Road, invites the public to view a debate between Ken Ham and Bill Ney taking place at The Creation Museum, Saturday, Feb. 4. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the debate will begin at 7. The topic is: “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?”
Since the Creation Museum’s 900-seat hall sold out within minutes, the church decided to stream the debate live.
The beautiful new church building is about three miles from the intersection of the Eastern Bypass and Lancaster Road, near the Eastern Kentucky University campus.
For more details, call 623-8535.
The old saying for this week is: “A bump on the tongue means you told a lie.”
Call me with your specials days and community and church news at 527-0411, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next week, may God bless you and yours.
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There’s more to do at the Village Trough
“I wish there was more to do here.”
Do you ever find yourself saying this sentence as you sit there bored out of your mind? Have you heard others ask it?
Well, there is something more to do now that Village Trough in Berea is staging shows with local and regional talent and preparing to open as a full dining and entertainment venue.
Let’s have a Mardi Gras party in Kentucky
It’s the time of year when the people in New Orleans celebrate a festival called Mardi Gras. Many states now do the same. Some call it “Fat Tuesday” which I have never understood till I went to New Orleans (five times) and saw all of the excitement for myself.
Beat the winter blues with meatballs
When it’s this cold outside it’s nice to warm up with some good comfort food.
I can think of few things more wonderful than the smell of simmering meatballs coming from the kitchen while I cuddle with my two young children, and a few good books, on a brisk winter day.
Taste test Thursday
The sun is shining, but the chill has returned, so I hope you made the most of the warm, sunny weather this weekend.
The spring greens are being as tentative as the warm temperatures, but there is talk of lettuce being harvested and a continued trickle of kale, pea shoots, miner’s lettuce and spinach. To make room for the spring harvests, winter squash and sweet potatoes have been marked down to $1/pound and pumpkins are only 50 cents/pound.
Buttercups in grazed pastures
One of the signs that spring has arrived is when the yellow flowers of buttercup begin to appear, but it’s during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercup takes place.
As a cool season weed, this plant often flourishes in overgrazed pasture fields with poor stands of desirable forages. In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup populations are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months.
Make a difference this summer, volunteer at 4-H Camp
On June 30 more than 200 Madison County kids will load a bus headed for four days and three nights of fun at 4-H Summer Camp.
Campers will have a chance to hike, swim, dance and spend time learning about the environment, their friends and themselves.
And we need your help to make it possible!
A whole lot going on
Downtown Richmond Farmers Market opening
The new Downtown Richmond Farmers Market officially opens Saturday.
This market will set up in downtown Richmond on North First Street between Main and Irvine streets Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting).
For more details, go to www.downtownrichmndfarmersmarket.com. There you will find an events calendar and how to sign up for workshops that will be conducted at the market.
A Visit with a bell-The Dinner Bell Restaurant in Berea
I have wanted for some time to visit and interview people and food establishments here in Madison County and surrounding areas that you may have not gotten a chance to visit. \
I chose the Dinner Bell in Berea for my column this week.
Extension celebrates 100 years of nutrition education
For the past 100 years, families in Kentucky have looked to the Cooperative Extension Service to learn better ways to be healthy.
Next Break it Down workshop to focus on dismantling goat
The Berea Farmers Market has moved inside for the winter!
Find your favorite vendors in the pavilion of the Berea College Goldthwait Agriculture Building, 230 N. Main St., 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays.
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