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Participants needed,

scholarships available

for Junior Miss

The Franklin Count Junior Miss Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Frankfort Younger Womans Club, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19, at Western Hills High School.

The program is open to young ladies who live in Franklin County and have completed their junior year of high school and will be seniors in the 2006-07 school year.

Scholarships from at least eight Kentucky colleges and universities will be awarded to winners and participants of the program.

In all, more than $40,000 in scholarships have been committed and most are renewable for up to four years.

The scholarships have been given by Campbellsville University, Georgetown College, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Midway College, Morehead State University, St. Catharine, Union College and Western Kentucky University.

Kentucky Wesleyan College is offering a $1,000 scholarship for each Franklin County Junior Miss participant, and it is renewable for four years.

The entry deadline is Thursday, June 15, with an orientation sessions scheduled for Saturday, June 17.

Young ladies interested in participating in the pageant should contact co-chair Renee Gibson at (502) 750-3103. Interested participants may also e-mail Gibson at reneelgibson@bellsouth.net no later than Thursday, June 15.

Silent Workers

luncheon Monday

The Silent Workers' circle will meet for its annual luncheon given by the Frankfort Regional Medical Center at the hospital on Monday, June 5, at noon.

Camp Shakespeare

at Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, located in downtown Frankfort, announces the first ever offering of Camp Shakespeare July 17-28.

The camp is offered by the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and will culminate in a performance of Shakespearean scenes at Liberty Hall Historic Site on July 28 for family, friends and public.

Participants ages 8-14 will come to Liberty Hall Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants will gain experience in all aspects of theater: performance, design, dance, combat, music and even history.

Tuition is $300 or $275 (returning campers and second student from same family). Potential scholarship opportunities are available. Call Liberty Hall Historic Site (227-2560) for scholarship inquiries.

To register visit the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival website at ww.kyshakes.org/WOW for more information or to download a registration form.

For more information call (888) 516-5101 or (502) 227-2560 or e-mail libhall@dcr.net. Check out our website www.libertyhall.org for more information about this and other events at Liberty Hall Historic Site.

Picnic at the Park

set for June 24

The theme for this years Picnic at the Park will be "Cheeseburger in Paradise."

There will be prizes for best table decoration, costumes and desserts based on that theme. To celebrate the theme, the committee has also added a contest to see who makes the best cheeseburger.

The event, which benefits the Franklin County Council on Family Abuse, will be held June 24 at Lakeview Park with the Steadmantown Lane entrance gate open at 4:30 p.m. and live music to begin at 6 p.m.

Solo guitarist and entertainer Tom Cool will kick the evening off with Jimmy Buffett covers and other favorites while the nine-piece Joey and the Cruisers will entertain the picnic crowd with fan favorites from the 1950s to today, including beach, Motown, pop and R&B.

The Picnic at the Park Committee is still seeking event sponsors. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, tickets, table costs and reservations call Laura Leigh Goins at 229-6999, Mary Milam at 695-1679 or Jill Robinson at 223-1055.

Reunions

WHHS Class of 96

forming committee

A reunion committee is being formed for the Western Hills High School Class of 1996. We are currently seeking addresses and/or e-mail addresses from our alumni.

If you are interested in being on this committee, please e-mail Maria at westernhillsclassof96@yahoo.com for additional information or to send your address information as soon as possible.

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