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Reaching Out: Fayette County third-grader coordinating donations for homeless and foster kids

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward At 9 years old, Evi Maxson has already cultivated a giving heart, and now she has put together a campaign to benefit youngsters without a home or in the state’s foster care system. “I like being grateful, and overall I like helping people,” said Evi, a third-grader at Sandersville Elementary. “It makes me feel good because if I was homeless or in need,...

Fifth-graders from Sandersville Elementary School practice real life in Junior Achievement BizTown

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward Sandersville Elementary fifth-graders walked in bigger shoes during their JA BizTown simulation day, when they took on various responsibilities of employees and consumers. For 11-year-old Porter Cranney, it was an opportunity to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps as a CPA. “It’s really fun, and you get to be the adult for a while,” he said of BizTown,...

‘Art is a part of our everyday lives’ as seen in stained-glass mascot gifted to Sandersville

Richard Fritz is the transportation coordinator at Sandersville. In addition to his stained-glass hobby, he officiates at high school basketball, softball and volleyball games. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   When people walk in at Sandersville Elementary in Lexington, they cannot mistake the school’s mascot. The front office prominently displays a 3-by-4-foot...

'Art is a part of our everyday lives' as seen in stained-glass mascot gifted to Sandersville

Richard Fritz is the transportation coordinator at Sandersville. In addition to his stained-glass hobby, he officiates at high school basketball, softball and volleyball games. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   When people walk in at Sandersville Elementary in Lexington, they cannot mistake the school’s mascot. The front office prominently displays a 3-by-4-foot...

A Gift of Color: Sandersville students make coloring books for Nest shelter children

Students at Sandersville Elementary School in Lexington made coloring books for children living at The Nest. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   A baker’s dozen at Sandersville Elementary have combined their technical skills and artistic talents in a project to benefit The Nest – Center for Women, Children and Families. But before children at The Nest...

Governor’s Derby celebration made colorful by ‘Derby Blankets’ created by thirty schools

Quilt created by Memorial Elementary School in Hart County (Photo from KAC)   Artwork created by students at 30 Kentucky schools will be featured as unique art installations on the grounds of the Old State Capitol during the Governor’s Derby Celebration, May 4 in downtown Frankfort.   Students created the works for the Kentucky Arts Council’s “Derby Blankets” project...

Governor's Derby celebration made colorful by 'Derby Blankets' created by 30 schools

Quilt created by Memorial Elementary School in Hart County (Photo from KAC)   Artwork created by students at 30 Kentucky schools will be featured as unique art installations on the grounds of the Old State Capitol during the Governor’s Derby Celebration, May 4 in downtown Frankfort.   Students created the works for the Kentucky Arts Council’s “Derby Blankets” project...

Fayette County schools host annual Bluegrass Trifecta to promote healthy lifestyles

The third annual Bluegrass Trifecta, sponsored by the Fayette County Public Schools, will be held a Saturday in each of the months of March, April and May.   The five-mile races are intended to promote healthy, active lifestyles for Lexington residents of all ages. Southern Middle School hosts the Lightning Strike 5K March 23 followed by Bryan Station High School’s Defender Classic April...