News Briefs for May 20

May 20, 2004

Clothing giveaway scheduled

Greater Harvest Ministry will give away clothes, shoes and accessories 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 975 Hustonville Road, in the rear of the building.

World-renowned artist at Centre

Lino Tagliapietra, an acclaimed Venetian glass artist from Italy, will present three open studio sessions in the Centre College Hot Glass Studio today and Friday. He was scheduled to perform 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m today. On Friday he'll perform from 10 a.m. to noon.

Negro women's group seeks members

LEXINGTON - The Lexington Central Kentucky Section of the National Council of Negro Women seeks women from other communities to join the newly formed organization.


The Section follows the national guidelines in developing a program of service in the community and is interested in women joining the organization from Anderson, Scott, Woodford, Madison, Jessamine, Mercer, Clark, Bourbon, Boyle and other counties.

"There are a lot of communities in Central Kentucky that are not recognized and we want to have the opportunity for women to make a difference where they live and be supported by the national organization," President Denise White said.

The Lexington Section pledges to cherish and enrich America's heritage of freedom and progress by working for the integration of her people, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin, into her spiritual, social, cultural and civic life.

For information about programs, membership and meetings, visit the 10 a.m. meeting Saturday, May 22, on the fourth floor of the Main Library on Main Street in downtown Lexington.

Mercer seeks Habitat partner

The Habitat for Humanity Mercer County Family Selection Committee is in the process of looking for a new partner family to build a home on Dove Court.

Applications will be taken at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, and at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29. The meetings will be at the Mercer County Public Library. All adults in the household must attend one of these three meetings together.

Selection criteria include need for a home, ability to pay for a home with income no higher than established guidelines, and willingness to partner.

These criteria will be explained in detail at the application sessions.

Applicants are asked to bring copies of their monthly bills, records of income and other financial information, and complete mailing names and addresses of landlords and employers.

Two guidelines recently adopted by the board will be enforced: Only legal residents of the United States will be considered, and preference will be given to residents of Mercer County.

The selection process can take up to 60 days. We are looking forward to finding a new family that is eager to start building their home. Questions may be asked at (859) 734-5086.

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