St. Catharine College to observe eighth-annual military appreciation day
The St. Catharine College capstone management class invites everyone to visit St. Catharine College on Saturday, April 13 to celebrate both SCC’s eighth-annual military appreciation and senior baseball day. Join us in a day honoring our service members and stay to watch SCC’s senior baseball players play their last home game.
This year’s military appreciation day will start with a 5K run/walk. On the starting gun – a Civil War cannon - runners will begin their race from the starting/finishing line in front of the college’s Hamilton Science Building, travel 2.5 kilometers toward Springfield on old Hwy 150 and then return to the finish line on the SCC campus. To commemorate the sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry raid through the county in the summer of 1863, this year’s run will include a John Hunt Morgan Trophy for the winning military and non-military running teams. State Senator Jimmy Higdon will present awards for the 5K.
Included in the campus activities will be a Civil War cannon displayed and crewed by the 12th US Colored Heavy Artillery from Camp Nelson, who preserve the history of Kentucky’s African-American service and sacrifice during the Civil War. The 12th Regiment will participate in St. Catharine College’s observance of the 150th anniversary of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry raid through Lebanon and Springfield during the summer of 1863.
The Kentucky Historical Society’s History Mobile will also be on campus. The traveling display illustrates Kentucky’s role in the Civil War and covers many aspects of what it was like to be in a border state during a time that divided families and determined the future of America.
Visitors to the college are encouraged to stay for a hamburger/hotdog lunch catered by Calvary Elementary School parents, staff and students. The management class and Cavalry Elementary School have partnered to raise funds for Calvary Elementary’s Girls on the Run program to establish a nationally recognized program which helps foster positive self-confidence and an appreciation of health and fitness.
It promises to be a day full of activities, learning, bouncy-houses and baseball.