• By John McDaniel, Midway Correspondent

THIS WEEK AT MIDWAY: Personals and Comments

The Annual Ruth Slack Roach Easter Egg Hunt that’s held each year at Midway University had to make a few adjustments last Saturday. Even though it is officially spring, the weather machine has failed to produce spring-like weather, so the egg hunt was moved to the McManis Student Center. All the little egg hunters got to visit the Easter Bunny.

A group of neighbors from around town met at the home of Judy Offutt to discuss the pros and cons of neighborhood associations in Midway. There were lively discussions as the group worked from a large map depicting areas where citizens could form neighborhood associations.

If anyone is interested in participating in this project, send me an e-mail so that your name can be added to the mailing list.

There will be an Easter sunrise service this Sunday at 7 a.m. at Walter Bradley Park.

The historic Second Christian Church will have their annual Easter breakfast at the Midway Woman’s Club following the Easter sunrise service. The traditional breakfast will be served until 10:15 a.m. This Easter breakfast has been a Midway tradition for over 50 years.

The Midway Volunteer Fire Department is taking applications for new firefighters. Applicants must be 18 years old, have a valid Kentucky driver’s license and pass a background check. All training will be provided by a certified fire instructor. Applications for this position can be picked up at Midway City Hall.

Midway University has announced its 2018 Spotlight Awards date and honorees. The fundraising event is set to be held Thursday, May 17, on the Midway University campus. The awards evening is designed around two honors the University bestows -- the Pinkerton Vision Award and the Midway University Legacy Award.

The Pinkerton Vision award honors someone who’s had an impact on women’s lives or served as a strong role model for women. This year’s recipient will be the Lexington Chapter of Dress for Success for their work to help women gain economic independence.

The second award presented will be The Midway University Legacy award to long-time trustee Janet Green Hunter. This award honors a person or persons who have impacted Midway University over a period of many years with their time, service, support and/or resources.

The Midway University Spotlight awards will be held Thursday, May 17 in the Piper Dining Hall. The cocktail reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and awards at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the dinner and awards ceremony will go to support ongoing academic programming and student scholarships at Midway University. The 2018 Spotlight awards are presented by Community Trust Bank.

To purchase tickets, become a sponsor of this event or find out more about the awards dinner, visit www.midway.edu/spotlight or call 859-846-5873.

The Midway High School Alumni group will hold their annual Midway Alumni Banquet June 2. The dinner will be held at the Midway Baptist Church annex at 6 p.m. If you lived in Midway as a child and went to the Midway Public School, you are invited to attend. The cost of the meal is $15 and has to be paid by May 19 to Donald Wright. Call Shirley Shuck at 873-8993 for more information.

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