• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Tapestry highlighting county sites to benefit Lions Club


A HISTORIC TAPESTRY THROW featuring notable locales in Woodford County will be sold by the Versailles Lions Club to support its ongoing efforts to bring eye care assistance to children and adults in the community. Versailles Lions Club members Lillie Cox, left, Tim Williams and Becky Dunning are pictured with the tapestry. This committee of three led the effort to launch the fundraiser. (Photo by Guy Hollander)

A tapestry highlighting sites of interest in Woodford County will soon be sold by the Versailles Lions Club to support its ongoing efforts to bring eye care assistance to children and adults in the community.

Sales of the Historic Tapestry Throw – a textile art featuring The Kentucky Castle, Weisenberger Mill and other locales – will begin in November, according to Versailles Lions Club member Lillie Cox. She said one has been finished and folks in the community will begin seeing it at festivals and other local events before 100 tapestry throws are available to be purchased for $53 each, including tax, beginning next month.

“Hopefully, people will get it for Christmas presents, and the money will all go toward the Lions Club’s projects that are for vision,” said Cox. She said the tapestry throws will be sold at the featured sites of interest, local shops and festivals.

Cox credited her involvement with the Kentucky State Fair for giving her access to some of the images featured on the 50-inch-by-70-inch tapestry throw, which can be hung on a wall or placed on the back of a couch or chair.

Made of 100 percent cotton in the U.S.A., the tapestry throw also includes Woodford County’s historic African-American communities such as Huntertown and Davistown. Woodford County’s signature ag-related tourist attractions – horse farms, distilleries and wineries – are celebrated on the tapestry throw as well.

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