Trail work session Saturday
There will be a trail work session on the eastward extension of the Buffalo Trace Distillery Trail Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come for all or any portion of the session. The trail is being built as a project of Walk/Bike Frankfort – a community trails organization – in coordination with the Frankfort City Parks Department.
The work session will involve a variety of tasks and effort levels and no experience is necessary. Tools and training will be provided and those who attend should wear long pants, closed shoes (boots) and gloves.
Participants should bring a water bottle. An adult should accompany minors and volunteers on this project must agree to sign a liability waiver release.
To get to the starting point, turn north onto Lewis Ferry Road, left onto Fair Oaks Road and then right at the stop sign. Go straight to the bottom right corner of the parking lot. The trailhead is to the right and green arrows can be followed to the work session.
For questions, contact Tony Cooley at 502-564-6716, ext. 4654 during the day or 859-272-4211 during the evening.
Westridge Elementary joins ‘Recycling Rumble’
Westridge Elementary School’s Family Resource Center is facing off against Lewis County Central Elementary in Vanceburg, Ky., in a “Recycling Rumble.”
From now until May 31, the schools are participating in the national fundraising-by-recycling program FundingFactory and opted to participate in the friendly competition.
The winning school will earn a 25 percent fundraising bonus, and the top recycler among all nationwide match-ups will win an Apple iPad. The “rumbling” schools were matched according to their comparable recycling rate.
Community members and local businesses are encouraged to get involved in the competition by dropping off used ink and laser cartridges at Westridge Elementary now through May 31.
Interested companies can sign up as a Business Supporter for free, and the Westridge Family Resource Center will continue to receive the value of their recyclables long after the contest ends.
For several years Westridge has raised funds for student programs and activities by recycling empty laser and inkjet cartridges, cell phones, GPS devices, iPods, MP3 players, and digital cameras.
“I love raising money for the center through recycling,” said Terri Spellman, coordinator of the Westridge Family Resource Center.
“It helps me to offset some of the funding lost through budget cuts, but doesn’t require students or parents to buy or sell anything, and hopefully it teaches students a little about the importance and value of recycling.”
To learn more about supporting the Westridge Family Resource Center, call Spellman at 502-875-8426.