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Graviss to present diverse program to Historical Society

Retired restaurateur and community leader Joe Graviss will present a dual program to the Woodford County Historical Society on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Society’s facility at 121 Rose Hill Avenue. The speaker’s program will cover three topics: 1) a history of the Henton Farm on Frankfort Pike 2) on the former Grassy Springs Church, and 3) his many years with McDonald’s Corporation as an owner/operator for nine restaurants in three counties in Kentucky.

A former resident of Lexington, Joe graduated from Transylvania University in 1986 summa cum laude with both double majors and double minors. Joe and his wife Debbie bought a portion of the Henton Farm and built a home there. He will share some history of this farm as part of his program, as well as sharing the history of Grassy Springs Church, the forerunner of Millville Christian Church.

Before retiring in 2017, Joe was the owner/operator of nine McDonald’s restaurants in Lexington, Midway and Versailles. Guests are always welcome to attend the Society’s programs.

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