Tarry-Simpson honored as a ‘Senior Star’

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By Maryellen Garrison

Martha Tarry Simpson has been selected as a Senior Star by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Simpson will be honored at an Oct. 13 luncheon in Lexington.  Throughout her life, Simpson brought arts and refinement to the children of Henry County and Eminence as a public school teacher. Following her retirement in 1978, she continued to be active in community organizations, including the Eminence Literary Club, Smithfield Garden Club, Historic Drennon Storytelling and Crafts Festival and the Eminence Presbyterian Church.

“Ms. Simpson is inspiring, as are all our Senior Stars,” said Cheryl Feigel, member of the Sanders-Brown Foundation Board of Trustees. “We are excited to come together to honor such outstanding seniors from across the state of Kentucky, and hope that many friends and neighbors of our Senior Stars will be able to join us.”

Martha Tarry Simpson will be honored, along with eight other Senior Stars and three centenarians, at the first annual Senior Star Luncheon, to be held at noon, Oct. 13, at the Lexington Downtown Hilton. Tickets to the luncheon are available for $35 per person. A table for 10 may be purchased for $350. 

Anyone wishing to purchase tickets should contact Amanda Frost at (859) 257-5326 or via email at amanda.frost@uky.edu or Lisa Greer at (859) 323-5374 or via email at lisa.greer@uky.edu.

2nd Sunday Quickly Approaching

People across the state will join together Sunday, Oct. 8, to show the nation that Kentucky is serious about improving its residents’ health and promoting physical activity. In 2009, Kentucky’s governor and General Assembly endorsed 2nd Sunday in Kentucky.  2nd Sunday presents a com­pelling message of change from being a state of specta­tors to one of active participants.

Experiencing a fun-filled day of physical activities can be the catalyst for local communities to actively pursue convenient and safe places for physical activity the other 364 days of the year. 2nd Sunday can serve as the first step in improving the physical, environmental and economic health of all Kentuckians.
In Henry County, we encourage families, individuals and/or groups to plan their own physical activities.  We will have several prizes and T-shirts provided to those who participate.  To get your 2nd Sunday tee-shirt give us a call at 845-2811 and tell us how many your family needs (supplies are limited we have seven medium, 49 large, and 19 X-large) and will be handed out on a first-come-first serve basis.

On Oct. 8, get active and then report to us what you or your family did. We will have several prizes to award through a random drawing of those who report participating in an active activity! The possibilities are endless: hike, bike, walk, climb, work in your garden, walk the dog, wash the car, clog, play ball, canoe, clean the house, etc. Then give us a call at the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 or email me at mgarriso@uky.edu to let us know what you did by October 13 to be eligible for the drawing.

Prizes include a $50 gift certificate from the Henry County Chamber of Commerce and a “Living Well Cookbook” (a $25 value).  

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