As the Shelby County Fair’s run started to come to an end last weekend, the midway gave way to the barns as the place to be.
The Shelby County Fair Horse Show kicked off on Wednesday, finishing Saturday night, and the rodeo rode back into town for Friday and Saturday shows, providing some equine fun to go with funnel cakes, lemonades and Tilt-a-whirls.
Thousands showed up to see the cowboys’ 8 second efforts, and more lined the ring of the horse show to see 3- and 5-gaited Saddlebreds strut their stuff.
This year when the Metro United Way kicks off its 2011 campaign, it may pack a little more wallop.
What officials hope will give it more “kick” is the presence of a local community figure who has agreed to step in as chairperson, someone that just about everyone in the community knows and respects — Bobby Hudson.
Roberta Steutermann, donor relationship manager with Metro United Way, said when she approached Hudson about chairing the Shelby County office, and he agreed, she was ecstatic.
Some things never change, and that’s good when they’re the stuff that memories are made of — like munching on funnel cakes or sucking on an ice cold snow cone while the summer sweat streams down your back. Or the feeling of your hair whipping around your face as you’re whirled around and upside down to the accompaniment of screams of delight.
Visitors to Red Orchard Park soon will notice exercise equipment placed along the park’s various hiking trails, including Bluebird Trail.
Some may think the exercise equipment is for the birds, but it’s actually being installed for adults who want to work out while taking their kids or grandkids to the park, Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said.
Whether it’s the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia, Dia del Pare in Andorra, Festa del Papáin Italy or Ziua Tatalui in Romania, the world recognizes Father’s Day.
You can celebrate it bundled up on Feb. 23 in Russia or as a rite of spring on May 8 in Tonga. Maybe you prefer our summer cookouts on the third Sunday in June (it’s the 19th this year) or would rather opt for a nice autumn day in Luxembourg on the first Sunday in October.
But whatever the day, don’t forget your vader, pére, padre or pai.
You could say that Sherry Bogard is in a pickle, but that’s a good thing.
Bogard, youth services librarian at the Shelby County Public Library, was named the top children’s librarian in the state of Kentucky for 2011, receiving the Miss Pickle Award, presented annually by the Kentucky Public Library Association to the top children’s librarian out of 120 in the state.