Of local interest


BTG offering

$300 scholarships

Bluegrass Theatre Guild will offer a $300 scholarship to one high school senior from each of Frankforts three high schools. Applicants should have been involved in local theater and plan to continue his or her passion for theater upon completion of high school.

This scholarship is in honor and memory of Peggy King, a former Guild member and Frankfort resident, and is funded through donations and concession sales at BTG productions.

Scholarship applications may be picked up from the guidance counselor or drama teacher at each of the local high schools. The deadline for the committee to receive applications is April 15. The Guild hopes to present the scholarship awards at each schools honor program.

For more information concerning the Peggy King scholarship, contact Pam Gilbert, scholarship committee chair at 223-8457.

Sparrow speaking

to Quilt Guild

Amelia Sparrow of the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society will be the guest speaker at the 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 meeting of the Franklin County Homemakers Quilt Guild at the Franklin County Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Ct.

Her topic will be, "The Process for Documenting Quilts." In the past several years the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society has taken on the challenge of documenting quilts across the state. Also, the results of the Pincushion Challenge will be given at this meeting. The public is invited to attend.

Capital Gallery

celebrating birthday

The Capital Gallery, 314 Lewis St., is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a party 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the gallery. Every artist whos exhibited at the gallery across the years has been invited to attend and to date some 60 are coming and/or sending work.

There will be works on paper and canvas, weavings, pottery, glass, jewelry, woodwork, handmade books and artists books, photography and more. Each artist will provide one piece.

The public is invited to the party. The exhibition will continue through May 31.

Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Soul Food Sale

set for Saturday

First Corinthian Baptist Church, Second and Murray Streets, will hold its second annual Soul Food Sale from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the church. The event is sponsored by the youth ministry and the cost is $5 for a plate dinner, $1 for side orders, and $1 for homemade dessert. Coffee or tea is free with each dinner and whole pies will be available for $8.

Heres the menu: catfish, fried chicken, cole slaw, greens, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, barbecued chicken, fried potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn pudding, white, wheat or cornbread, and assorted desserts.

Participants can dine in, carry out or call in for delivery orders at 875-1569.

Toastmasters plan

April 1 competition

Capital City Toastmasters, the local chapter of Toastmasters International, will host the Area 41 International Speech and Evaluation Contests on Saturday, April 1 from 9:30 a.m.-noon, at the Kentucky Housing Corporation, 1231 Louisville Rd.

The public is invited to attend this free event to listen to a variety of great speeches given by Toastmasters from the Frankfortt/Lexington region. For more information, contact club president Gerry Sisco, 564-7630, ext. 285.

Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization helping individuals to improve and enhance their communication and leadership skills. For more information, visit the website at www.toastmasters.org.

Oratorical contest

needs contestants

The Frankfort Optimist Club of the Kentucky-West Virginia District of Optimist International is seeking contestants for the annual Oratorical Contest. The contest is open to students under the age of 16 as of Dec. 31, 2005. Separate contests are held for boys and girls.

The club winners, a boy and a girl, will receive medallions and advance to the district contest to compete for two $1,500 scholarships, one for a boy and one for a girl.

This years topic is My Future is Bright Because. Speeches must be between four and five minutes long.

The contest will be held on Sunday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Second Street. Winners will then compete in the District Contest, which will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, May 20, at the Holiday Inn Lakeview in Clarksville, IN.

For a complete set of rules and an application to enter the contest, call Connie Freeman at 875-4740 or Tom Greenland at 223-2041, ext. 142.

Classes of 81

planning reunion

The Franklin County and Western Hills High School classes of 1981 are planning their 25th reunion for this summer. If you are a member of this class and haven't received a mailer, we don't have your current address.

Contact Gail Bramblett Burge at GailBurge@aol.com with your address, or the address of anyone else in the class of '81 you may know who hasn't heard about the reunion.

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