The Week at Midway - Personals & Comments
Last Monday, the Midway mayor and city council passed a resolution declaring the week of March 4-10 “Libby Warfield Week.” The resolution was written to honor the life and service of deceased council member Libby Warfield. The resolution pointed out Warfield’s dedication as chair of the Cemetery, City Property, and Blighted Property Committee. Not only did she serve on the council, she was also a member of the Veterans Memorial Committee.
The city council has 30 days to fill her position on the city council. Anyone who is interested in completing her term on the council and is a registered voter that lives in the Midway city limits, and does not intend to run for city council next term, may submit a letter of interest for that position. The letter can be left at Midway City Hall. The term will end Dec. 31, 2018. Plans are still being made for this year’s Saint Paddy’s Day event for downtown Midway on March 17. The day will feature a “Shamrock Parade” and “Go Green in Midway.” The event is sponsored by Coolmore America, Midway Business Association, and Midway Renaissance.
This will be Midway’s first attempt at an Irish parade, and like other events that took on a life of their own, organizers hope that this event will grow in the coming years. Organizers hope that lots of Midwegians will want to say that they participated in Midway’s first Irish parade. We are looking for anyone wants to dress up, dress their pets up, ride in wagons, golf carts, and there will be a special section for those that want to be in the skateboard platoon. Please register your group or organization by March 15 by calling John McDaniel at 859-492-0658. We request that all entries that involve the youngsters be accompanied by an adult. The Shamrock Parade is at 3 p.m. and there will be green kettle corn, green beer, beads, trinkets, games and so much more.
Last week’s “Winter into Spring Midway Community Artists Showcase Concert Series” that took place at the Homeplace featured a voice that knocked out everyone in attendance. Irene Alcaraz Aguilar is a new voice to Midway. Mrs. Aguilar has an interesting history that includes Midway and Versailles ties. She is a Mexican singer and artist. Born in Jalisco, Mexico, she came to the United States before the age of two and was raised in Versailles and Lexington. After graduating from Henry Clay High School, she attended Midway University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. From a young age, art and music became an important part of Irene’s life. Thanks to the diverse environment she grew up in, she was influenced by a variety of different genres and artists, making her vocal style versatile and diverse as well. She has performed at a variety of events ranging from conferences to multiple Lexington Legends games. Additionally, Irene has had paintings exhibited and sold at the annual Latino Blend Art exhibition in Lexington.
In 2017, Irene married her husband, Cesar Aguilar, and happily began a new chapter in her life. She currently works at Baptist Health Lexington and hopes to continue her work as an activist alongside her husband. Together, they work to both educate the community about Latino rights and to educate Latino youth on pathways to higher education.
Please take time to go online at http://meetmeinmidway.com/AllAboardSurveyQuestions.aspx and give the city your input by answering the following four questions. You can also submit your answers on paper and turn your answer into the front desk at City Hall. Please complete the survey and return to City Hall by March 15.
1. What would you like to see in Midway that you don’t see now?
2. What would you like to see the city government do that is not being done now?
3. In what neighborhood do you reside, and would you like to join with your neighbors to assist one another in the event of a bad storm or disaster?
4. Would you be in favor of more affordable housing in Midway? Please explain.