OUR STORY

From Classroom to Café:

Community Activism, a capstone course with the goal of facilitating real-world learning for high school seniors, was created in 2014 by the social studies department at Woodford County High School. Taught at first by Kyle Fannin and later Andy Smith, the classes created “Spark” pop-up festivals and coffee shops to help stimulate economic development in downtown Versailles.


In 2016, Tristan Ferrell led a group of students (Katie Beth Craig, Keegan Elvidge, Reagan Jobe and Rachael Kral) in the process of creating a permanent community café. Along with Fannin, Smith, Lori Garkovich, Maria Bohannan and Ouita Michel, we collectively formed our non-profit organization and raised over $150,000 for a pay-what-you-can, pay-it-forward restaurant that opened on March 27, 2019.


Since our opening, we've grown our services to now include onsite and offsite catering as a means to continually raise funds for the café, along with using the space for events & parties.

The goal of Spark Community Café is to provide great food with dignity for all of our patrons in a community space that educates, entertains, and accepts all who walk through our doors.

 
 
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SPARK COMMUNITY CAFÉ AT A GLANCE

Our mission is simple: provide farm,-to-table meals to all our guests, regardless of their ability to pay.

If your pockets are full, pay-it-forward. 

If your pockets are light, pay-what-you-can. 

If your pockets are empty, volunteer your time with us.

OUR IMPACT

so far - updated 03/10/2020

OVER: 
1,541 meals served to the food insecure 
$13,000 contributed to the Central KY farm economy 
2,220 volunteer hours donated to our mission

 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are crucial for the day to day operation of the café. From seating guests to gathering orders and meeting new and familiar faces, one job is just as important as the next.

CATERING

Pay-It-Forward at Your Next Event

Look no further than Spark Community Catering for all your event needs and pay-it-forward while you're at it. When you cater with Spark Community Catering, all profits are donated back to Spark Community Café. In turn, hundreds of meals can be donated to those in need.

To view our menu, click here

For any inquiries, click here!

DONATE

Support Our Mission

Spark Community Café strives to alleviate food insecurity in Woodford County by providing nutritious, farm-to-table meals in a community space that educates, entertains, and accepts all who walk through our doors. 

To continue fulfilling our mission, donations and partnerships are key. 

Click here to pay-it-forward in a major way.

 
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Upcoming Events
Spark Community Café One Year Gala
Fri, Apr 03
The Galerie
Apr 03, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Galerie, 134 Court St, Versailles, KY 40383, USA
Join Spark Community Café in celebrating one year of operation!
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History of Woodford Co. Bourbon Tasting & Bourbon Pairing Dinner
Fri, Mar 20
Spark Community Café
Mar 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Spark Community Café, 175 N Main St, Versailles, KY 40383, USA
Just us for a History of Woodford County Bourbon Tasting & Bourbon Pairing Dinner! Friday, March 20, 2020 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm • $45, includes guided tasting and pairing dinner. Cash bar available.
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Pub Theology at Spark Community Café
Thu, Mar 19
Spark Community Café
Mar 19, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Spark Community Café, 175 N Main St, Versailles, KY 40383, USA
Join us for discussion on current events, political discourse, theology, and day to day life at Pub Theology!
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CONTACT SPARK COMMUNITY CAFÉ

 

(859) 251-4107

175 N Main St, Versailles, KY 40383, USA

2020 by Spark Community Café 
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