Lloyd and Buchanan Honored at Prestigious Luncheon
by M. B. Miller
On November 9th, Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd and June Buchanan were honored at a Women of Distinction Luncheon, which was held at the Fasig-Tipton dining room in Lexington, Kentucky. All proceeds of the event went to benefit the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road.
The luncheon was designed to be an integral part of the Girl Scouts’ celebration of the Year of the Girl and 100 years of Girl Scouting. Described as a once in a lifetime event, the organization designated a special day on which they would recognize one hundred Kentucky women who have made a significant contribution to the lives of Kentuckians in northern, central, and eastern Kentucky.
“Alice Lloyd and June Buchanan were selected for their professional and personal accomplishments that make them positive role models for girls,” said Susan Douglas, a member of the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council. “These women exemplified the Girl Scout Promise and Law through ethical leadership and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of fellow citizens.”
Alice Lloyd and June Buchanan changed countless lives via their efforts at the Caney Creek Community Center. The Center provided basic health care, educational services and agricultural improvements to local people. In 1923 they chartered Caney Junior College, which was renamed Alice Lloyd College upon Mrs. Lloyd’s death in 1962. A campus building, the June Buchanan Alumni Center, was named in Miss June’s honor, as well as the College’s K-12 prep school, The June Buchanan School.
Mrs. Lloyd and Miss Buchanan were honored alongside such Kentucky greats as Harriette Arnow, Mary Breckenridge, National Book Award winner Nikky Finney, actress Patricia Neal, and The Judds. Their commemorative plaques were accepted by Priscilla Fraley, Alice Lloyd College’s Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving.
“It was such an honor to attend the Women of Distinction Luncheon, and to accept the plaques on behalf of Alice Lloyd and June Buchanan,” Fraley said. “I appreciated the opportunity to sit in a room with so many women from Kentucky who were being recognized for their lives of service and their achievements. It was especially great to meet and get to know some of them.”
The plaques will be displayed in the foyer of the June Buchanan Alumni Center.
The Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road serves over 16,500 girls and 4,400 adult member volunteers from 66 Kentucky counties and one county in Ohio with the mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information please visit www.gskentucky.org.