Around Town: Good publicity can mean more profit

August 24, 2003|ANNABEL GIRARD

When the Vice-Presidential Debate was held here in 2000, a lot of people from out of town ate in our local restaurants.

One of those following the debate, David M. Shirbman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has an article in this month's Bon Apptit about restaurants he ate in over two decades as a political reporter.

One of his favorites is Freddie's in Danville, where he "learned to appreciate the finer points of lasagna."

Such publicity can usually mean a boost in business. Recently, Two Roads Cafe was reviewed in the Lexington Herald-Leader. That night a couple touring the 127 Yard Sale came for dinner because they had read the review that morning.

Book by Wilkinson will be subject of KET program

A book by Crystal Wilkinson, a Stanford native, will be the subject of bookclub@ket on Sept. 2. The program airs at 8:30 p.m. on KET1. If you miss the first program, you can catch it at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 on KET1 and 3 p.m. Sept. 21 on KET2.


The panel, which includes Wilma Brown of Danville, will be discussing "Water Street," Wilkinson's second book of short stories. The book "captures the essence of their homeland, a close-knit African-American neighborhood in Stanford.

More about the program and Wilkinson can be found at The program is closed-captioned.

Volunteers keep Boyle booth open at state fair

Keeping the Boyle County booth open for the 11 days of the Kentucky State Fair requires a small party of dedicated people - 41 people volunteered to spend six and one-half hours telling those who stopped about our county, the area and Civil War history, in particular.

Just in case you think that's something you would like to do, give the Convention and Visitors Bureau a call at (859) 236-7794. They will get in touch with you next year.

Thanks go to: Doris Purdom Shirley Sheperson, Katie Joe and Kevin Kirkpatrick, Tony Wilder, Brenda Willoughby, Joe and Marcie Simpson, James Shelton and grandson Marcus Blue, Janet and Norman Hagley, Carolyn and Greg Crabtree, George and Peggy White, Barbara Crain, Carol Reed, Pegi Camenisch, Gail Lewis, Martin Rogan, Jo Anna Kirby, Jan Sheffield, Jerry and Jane Boyd, Ann and Marty Deim, Joe Deaton, David and Suzanne Randolph, Kay and Tom Berggren, Sandy and Carl Woosely, Regina and Matt Lunsford, Debbie and George Smith, and Sue and Harvey Bottom.

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