2016 Summer Activities Fair attracts record crowd

SAF4Community Education, Bowling Green High School Youth Services Center and Natcher Elementary Family Resource Center sponsored the 12th annual Summer Activities Fair on the evening of Tuesday, April 26 on the concourse of the Bowling Green Ballpark, home of the Hot Rods. The purpose of the fair is to provide parents with children in grades k-12 a one-stop shop opportunity for information on the activities, camps, or other programs offered during the summer in our community. This was the first time the event was held at Bowling Green Ballpark, and participation was higher than ever. More than 400 visitors attended, topping last year’s total of 367, which was the previous high.IMG_5948

The fair included information on a wide variety of summer activity opportunities, including academics, art, aviation, cooking, dance, martial arts, music, police, reading, various sports, volunteer opportunities and much, much more.

With this year’s event being held at Bowling Green Ballpark for the first time, those visiting the fair had the opportunity to receive free admission to that night’s Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball game against the Clinton LumberKings.

Hill’s wins Spellabration, WBKO team is 2nd

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The Hill-Arious Spellerz team from Hill’s Pet Nutrition won the 11th annual Community Education Spellabration event February 19th at the Sloan Convention Center, beating WBKO Television’s WBKObi-wan-Kenobees team in the final round of the Star Wars-themed event. The annual fundraiser, described as a party with an adult spelling bee in the middle, was sponsored by Graves Gilbert Clinic and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Tony Rose of WDNS-FM radio served as Master of Ceremonies and Alan Palmer was again the word reader in an event billed as “Spell Wars”.

The 11 teams and guests were treated to a variety of foods donated by local restaurants, and they were able to browse and bid on dozens of silent auction items in this event that raises funds for Community Education’s school-age programs for children in the Bowling Green and Warren County school systems.

In addition to Hill’s and WBKO, other Spellabration winners were honored. The Best Costume Award went to the spELPO team from the English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley law firm, the Best Table Decoration Award went to the Spellunkers team from Lost River Cave, and the Most Spirited Award went to the Dewey Decibels team from the Warren County Public Library.

Spellabration Art Contest winners

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The five winners of the Spellabration 2016 Art Contest were recognized during the Spellabration event held February 19th at the Sloan Convention Center. This year, students were asked to submit artwork depicting animals or scenes from Kentucky Down Under. The winners of the art contest, which is sponsored by US Bank, will have their artwork printed on notecards that will be sold at Kentucky Down Under.

This year’s winners: Liz DeMarse, a Drakes Creek Middle School eighth grader; Bosco Tuyisenge, a Henry F. Moss Middle School eighth grader; Harley Wilson, a Lost River Elementary School sixth grader; Hayden Wolf, a North Warren Elementary School third grader; and Addison Rosado, a Jody Richards Elementary School first grader.

All winners had their artwork on display at Spellabration, and the art will be displayed for two weeks at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.

Community Education offering Snow Day Program

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