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Union barn quilt celebrates U.S. flag Community Recorder

With Flag Day celebrated recently, Cosette Spille felt it would be a perfect time to commission a red, white and blue quilt block to be painted on her friend John D. Smith’s barn. She found this block on the Internet under “Americana Barn Quilts.” The artist donated the proceeds to the Grant County 4-H. John says his grandmother Betsy Stephens was the quilter, and to the extended family’s delight several quilts still survive. He has lived in Boone County all his life, attending New Haven, Ockerman and Boone

County High Schools. He grew up across the street from his current place. John’s grandfather H.J. (Hiriam James) Stephens bought the homestead from his brother Tom Stephens. John purchased the property from his aunt and uncle, Lloyd and Aline Stephen’s estate. Lloyd was the son of Hiriam. John has other property on Hathaway Road. To view the barn quilt board at 3290 Hathaway Road, Union, pull into the barn drive. Do not enter the property. Other barn boards can be located at The Barn Quilt Trail is a community service project of The Florence Woman’s Club.

John D. Smith with his friend Cosette Spille at Smith’s barn in Union. THANKS TO JOYCE FOLEY

COMMUNITY BRIEFS Huff re-elected chair of airport board

HEBRON — James Huff, of Huff Realty, will continue as chair of the Kenton County Airport Board, while Larry Savage, regional CEO of Humana Inc., will continue as vice chair. Huff has served on the board since 2006 and was appointed chair one year ago. Savage has served on the board since 2010 and also was appointed to his position one year ago. Prior to the election of the chair and vice chair, Savage and Paul McElhinney were reappointed to the board by Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus. Arlinghaus also appointed Boone County resident John Mocker to finish Savage’s term. Mocker is vice president and partner of LB Industries of Covington. He served as a Kenton County Airport Board Advisory

SEND YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS The Community Recorder welcomes news about community events. Please email items for “Community Briefs” to Nancy Daly at with “Briefs” in the subject line, mail to: Community Briefs, c/o Nancy Daly, Community Recorder, 228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell KY 41017, or fax to 859-2837285.

The 2013 Better Bodies for Breast Cancer 5K Mini CrossFit takes place Aug. 24. PROVIDED

Committee member from 2004 to 2010. The 18-member Kenton County Airport Board is the governing body of the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport. The board establishes the mission and goals of the airport, sets policies and oversees airport growth and de-


Better Bodies brings breast cancer awareness

ERLANGER — The 2013 Better Bodies for Breast Cancer 5K Mini CrossFit takes place Aug. 24 with the start and finish line at Silverlake the Family Place,

301 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger. All crossfit participants, runners and walkers will receive TECH shirts. Musical entertainment, Kids Zone, snacks, refreshments at finish line. The money raised through this annual 5K benefits area women by providing a range of emergency financial and emo-

tional support, wigs, prosthetics and more. Early packet pickup is Aug. 23 at Tri-State Running Co., 148 Barnwood Drive, Edgewood. Top pledge wins a year’s single membership to both Silverlake and Better Bodies. Pledge forms are available at Earlybird 5K registration is $20, ending July 19, $30 single after July 19 and $10 students. To reserve your spot or for more information, call Dave Smith at 859-991-1581.

Fidelity recognized

FLORENCE — The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center presented its Champions for Children award to Fidelity Investments May 16 during a private reception. The award recognizes corporations and individuals who have made significant volunteer contributions to the NKYCAC.

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