Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

October 12, 2012

10/12/12— What's Happening

Staff Writer
The Independent

ASHLAND — Festival preps

under way

ASHLAND

The Winter Wonderland of Lights Festival is accepting applications for the sixth annual Winter Wonderland Beauty Pageant, slated for 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Verity Middle School Auditorium; registration for the annual Christmas Parade, set for 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in Ashland; and designs for the Christmas Card to the Community project.

Applications/registration may be obtained by calling (606) 324-5111 or visiting the Ashland Alliance office. They also are available for download at winterwonderlandoflights.com or facebook.

Applications and entry fees for the beauty pageant must be postmarked no later than Oct. 29. There is a $500 Educational Scholarship for the winner of the queen division. Parade applications must be received no later than Nov. 13. Designs for the Community Christmas Card project must be submitted for approval no later than Oct. 15, with cards delivered to Central Park by Nov. 2. 

Agriculture

conference set

LEXINGTON

Kentucky Women in Agriculture will have its 13th annual conference Nov. 7 and 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Louisville.

 The theme will be “Agriculture — Making Kentucky Proud.” Registration is $85 for the two-day conference ($65 for students), which includes all meals, Taste of Kentucky Proud events and membership dues for 2013.  Registration is due by Oct. 24.  Conference scholarships are available.

 Seminars scheduled for Nov. 7 will cover risk management, agriculture advocacy, health issues and marketing.   KWIA’s 2012 award winners will be announced during Wednesday’s luncheon, recognizing the outstanding achievements of KWIA members and supporters. 

Thursday includes a district networking breakfast, featuring testimonials from farmers from each membership district.  Participants are encouraged to attend the Kentucky Agriculture Summit (kyagsummit.com), which begins that afternoon at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The evening wraps up with the “Kentucky Proud Taste Event”, featuring Kentucky Proud.

Reservations may be made by calling (502) 637-2424 or visit the group reservation page for on-line reservations: bit.ly/OzARd4.  

For more information, visit the KWIA website at kywomeninag.com or e-mail info@kywomeninag.com or call (877) 266-8823.

Plans under way for arts festival

RUSSELL

The Russell High School Band Parents Association will have its Russell Arts and Craft Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Russell High School, 709 Red Devil Lane.

Those interested in renting a booth are asked to call (606) 831-5918.

Homemakers’ cookbook on sale

WURTLAND

The Greenup County Homemakers’ cookbooks are for sale for $5.

The 141-page cookbook features recipes and baking tips from homemakers across Greenup County.

Cookbooks are available at the extension office, 35 Wurtland Ave.