The Richmond Register

Local News

October 12, 2012

Second Sunday celebration will provide weekend of fun events

RICHMOND — The 5th-annual Second Sunday celebration is scheduled Saturday through Sunday, for a weekend full of fun events to encourage physical activity.

Second Sunday started in 2008 as part of a statewide effort to encourage physical activity in a state that has one of the most physically inactive populations in the nation, said Gina Noe of the Madison County Cooperative Extension office, which organizes the annual event.

“Research shows that most Americans do not participate in a regular exercise routine because they have not found a fitness option they enjoy,” she said. Second Sunday was created to showcase a variety of fun, interesting and exciting physical activity options.

The weekend's events begin Saturday at 10 a.m., with a free Blue Grass Army Depot walk at Lake Buck Nature Trail to learn about the history of the Battle of Richmond. For details contact Kathy Washington at 779-6403 or katw82@hotmail.com

Also at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Depot is the Rally for the Cure Golf Scramble. The cost for this event is $35 and includes lunch. All participants will receive a prize. For details call 779-6622.

Sunday's activities will begin at 6:45 a.m. with the first-ever Pink Boa 5K Run/Walk at the Depot. Participants are encourage to wear their best pink attire and boa. Donations will be accepted for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

For details contact Sarah Drinkard at 779-7333 or email sarah.i.drinkard.naf

@mail.mil.

Second Sunday’s traditional activities are scheduled Sunday, 2-4 p.m., at Battlefield Memorial Park.

The “Lace-up” Kickoff will begin at 2 p.m. with Second Sunday spokesperson Neil Burns, a Richmond native who has combined physical activity and healthy food choices to lose more than 390 pounds in 29 months.

Burns will kickoff the event with a Zumba demonstration. Event-goers will have the opportunity to talk with Burns, who is beginning an eight-week weight loss and fitness program Oct. 22.

“Neil is an inspiration to everyone who has ever tried to lose weight,” Noe said.

Participants may enjoy running, walking, skating or biking the park's five miles of paved trails and streets in the Battlefield subdivision. Bikers may bring their own bikes or borrow one for the day from Mike's Hike and Bike at the event.

Zumba, Jazzercise, Yoga and other group exercise options will be demonstrated by the Telford YMCA, Richmond Athletic Club and Elite Martial Arts.

Berea College students have organized “Minute to Win it” games for children and they will be giving away Second Sunday beach balls.  

A $250 Meijer gift card will be awarded to the Madison County elementary school with the most students in attendance, to be used for physical activity programs at the winning school.

Interactive information booths will be set up by local agencies and businesses dealing with health and wellness.

Healthy snacks will be provided by the Madison County Extension Homemakers and bottles of water will be given out by the Kentucky Riverkeepers and the Madison County Conservation District.

A Baby Buggy Parade is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will be followed by a tricycle parade.

Parents are encouraged to decorate their buggies and tricycles for the parades.

For details, call 623-4072 or visit the Extension Office website at ces.ca.uky.edu/Madison and click on the Second Sunday link.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 8-1 Bees 2.jpg Bee-ing in the know

    Bee lovers were buzzing around Eastern Kentucky University this week for the Eastern Apicultural Society’s 2014 conference.
    Hobbyists, scientists and apiarists traveled from as far as Canada, France and New Zealand, as well as many states, to spend the week exploring numerous aspects of bees.

    July 31, 2014 8 Photos

  • 8-1 Tanya R. Horn.jpg Store employee charged with taking $10,000

    Tanya R. Horn, 33, of Darlene Court, pilfered $10,196 in cash from Posh Tots on Meridian Way over the course of two years, according to a Richmond Police report.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 Candids 1.jpg Madison County Fair paid admissions total 10,000 by Tuesday

    Approximately 10,000 people had purchased tickets to the Madison County Fair by Tuesday evening, Billy Tudor, fair board president said Wednesday morning.
    The count does not include Sunday’s Family Fun Day, which offered free admission, Tudor said.

    July 31, 2014 10 Photos

  • 7-31 Pageant Toddler Girl Winners.jpg Babies, toddlers crowned at Madison County Fair

      

    July 31, 2014 4 Photos

  • Airport getting $600,000 in federal funds

    On July 14, Gov. Steve Beshear announced the Madison Airport and the Eastern Kentucky University aviation program would be receiving $1.1 million for expanded and improved facilities.
    On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Sixth District, announced the airport also would benefit from $600,000 in Federal Aviation Administration funds.

    July 31, 2014

  • Veggies going on the grill Saturday

    The Madison County Farmers Market will demonstrate Saturday that fresh garden vegetables can go on the grill as well as in a salad.
    The Madison County Extension Service staff, along with members of the extension homemakers clubs, will be on hand to show market customers how tasty grilled vegetables can be, said Gina Noe, extension agent for family and consumer sciences.

    July 31, 2014

  • Stumbo says McConnell ‘handpicked’ leader of coal association

    Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo said Wednesday there’s an obvious reason the president of the Kentucky Coal Association has publicly defended Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s support of the coal industry.

    July 31, 2014

  • Berea utility doubles solar farm, again

    Berea Municipal Utilities started its solar farm in October 2011 with 60 panels. In less that five days, all were leased.
    Another 60, which became operational in June 2012, were leased in less than four months.
    Now, the farm again has doubled, with the addition of 126 panels that are ready for leasing, said Steve Boyce, a retired Berea College professor who has been involved with the program since its inception.

    July 30, 2014

  • Miss Madison Winners 2.jpg My fair ladies

      

    July 29, 2014 5 Photos

  • 10th Quilt Extravaganza is Friday, Saturday

    Displays of quilts by men, baby quilts, the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern, an exhibit of feed sack fabric, ongoing demonstrations, and a vendors market are features of the 10th Berea Quilt Extravaganza Friday and Saturday at Berea Community School off Ellipse Street.

    July 29, 2014

AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should Madison County’s three local governing bodies ban smoking in indoor public places?

Yes
No
     View Results