Glitzy Cuties Winner
Congratulations to Angelica Smith, the five-year-old daughter of Deborah and Ford Smith, who won Overall Talent at the Glitzy Cuties Pageant in Louisville on April 3, singing “This Little Light of Mine.” This is the second talent win for the young cutie, who performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in last year’s competition.
Angelica has participated in many pageants and likes the ones that offer talent as an option. “The Glitzy Cuties system is semi-glitz, although we personally do not use the flippers [fake teeth], spray tanning or heavy makeup – just a little lip gloss or Chap Stick if it’s winter time,” says her mom. “I know with some of the pageant shows on cable, many people think all the girls use heavy makeup and tanning as well as skimpy outfits. Angelica is not allowed – Mom’s rule – to wear any outfit showing her midriff, or that is tight or revealing. I feel you can show your talent and learn valuable skills like public speaking and poise while participating in the pageant modestly dressed.”
Angelica also received trophies at the Kosair Children’s Hospital photo contest and fundraiser held at Jefferson Mall on April 25. Fifty-nine children participated in the event and over $2,200 was collected for Kosair. Angelica assisted her mom by going into local businesses in the community and selling handmade bracelets. She collected $450 and received the award for the most money donated. 
Angelica has now told her mom that she wants to collect pajamas and books to donate to children in need, in foster care or waiting for adoption. She got the idea after seeing the Great Sprout Tuck-In advertised on the Sprout Channel. Hopefully, Angelica’s new project will be as successful as the last. 

HCM Senior Center Receives Award

The Highlands Community Ministries Senior Services Senior Center, located at the Douglass Boulevard Christian Church, 2005 Douglass Boulevard, recently received the Senior Center of the Year award in the category that includes an average daily attendance of 50 individuals and under. The award was given on May 13 by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department of Aging and Independent Living. 
HCM Senior Services thanks the Outreach staff for the success of the center and for serving its clients with excellence. They also thank Douglass Boulevard Christian Church for their support and for providing a space to accommodate the center. For more information on HCM Senior Services, call Director Mary Lynne Masterson at (502) 459-0132.      

Highland Commerce Guild Poster Contest
The Highland Commerce Guild (HCG) has announced a poster contest to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Bardstown Road Aglow, an annual event held along the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue corridor each December. 
Artists are asked to submit a design that best captures the spirit of the “Aglow,” using any two-dimensional medium, such as painting, photography, drawing, print making or computer generated art.  The winning artist will be awarded a $500 cash prize. The HCG will use the winning design to promote the event.
Entry forms are available at many Highlands businesses, including Commonwealth Bank, ear X-tacy, Murphy’s Camera Center, the Safety & Security Store and online at The deadline for entries is July 31, 2010. The fee is $10 per submission. 
The Highland Commerce Guild is a nonprofit business association dedicated to enhancing the commercial and social climate of the area. A portion of the proceeds from the poster contest will be donated to Gilda’s Club Louisville.