Hamburg Family News – June 2021
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White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics is the official sponsor of the 2021 Kids Triathlon on Sunday, August 22, at the Beaumont YMCA. The Triathlon race is for kids ages 6 to 14, and will consist of three events – swimming, biking, and running. Race segments, by age, include:
- Ages 6-8: Swim 50 yards; bike 1 mile; run 1/2 mile.
- Ages 9-10: Swim 100 yards; bike 2 miles; run 3/4 mile.
- Ages 11-12: Swim 200 yards; bike 3 miles; run 1 mile.
- Ages 13-14: Swim 200 yards; bike 3 miles; run 1 mile.
The race is capped at 150 participants. Register in advance online at ymcacky.org/events/kidstriathlon or in-person at any YMCA location.
Partners for Youth announced the 2021 “I DO” summer break program list. During Fayette County Public Schools’ summer break, parents can take advantage of enrolling their children in more than 50 free and affordable positive youth programs.
The Lexington Public Library has partnered with LexTran to provide free bus fare to all Fayette County Public School students when they show their Student Success Library Card. Students must have the physical card with them to receive free ridership. Free LexTran fares for students will run through Tuesday, August 10.
Free meals through the summer. Lexington households will continue to receive free meals this summer for youths under age 18. The bagged food is available at the six FCPS high schools on Mondays and Wednesdays in June and July from 11 am to noon (except the week of June 28).
Students to eat free in 2021-22. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued waiver flexibilities for school meal programs and the Child and Adult Care Food Program for school year 2021-22. This means all students will again have access to school breakfasts and lunches at no cost. “We may have to make a few minor adjustments within our program, but other than that, operations will be very similar to this year in feeding all students free,” said Michelle Coker, director of Child Nutrition in FCPS.
Lexington student was Kentucky’s top Doodle for Google
Lexington Christian Academy (LCA) junior Milo Golding was one of thousands to submit a “Doodle for Google” and his doodle was the winning submission for Kentucky. His entry represented Kentucky in the final stages of the Doodle for Google competition, an annual art contest for K-12 students across the nation who compete for the chance to have their doodle featured at the top of Google.com and win tech packages for their schools.
This year’s theme was “I am strong, because…” and Golding’s entry was titled “Finding Hope.” In describing his doodle, he said, “I am strong because I have hope. I once asked my father how he overcame obstacles and became who he wanted to be. Hope, hope keeps me strong. After I unexpectedly lost him at 13 due to a heart attack, it helped me overcome grief and support other children who lost loved ones.” He competed nationally, and commonwealth residents had the opportunity to vote online for his doodle in May.
This article also appears on page 10 of the June 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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