Wendell Baker Honored

Longtime Lexington barber Wendell Baker (at left) is the recipient of the Lexington Community Service Award being presented to him by City Council member Marilyn Alexander (at right) and Tammy Dunn (center, holding the award) on behalf of Neighborhood Watch at Saturday’s fifth annual Lexington Community Cookout. The event, which drew about 200 people, was sponsored by the Lexington Police Department and Neighborhood Watch at the pavilion at Richardson Park. Baker, who has been a barber in Lexington for 50 years said he was very surprised to receive the award. (Claudia Schwab photo)