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New Cut Road Trolley Hop returns for it next run on Saturday, May 18th for 9th Annual Forest Fest 2013

Monday May 13, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – After its kickoff in April, the New Cut Road Trolley returns this weekend providing FREE rides for two specials events as it travels through South Louisville highlighting great attractions and fun events.

This month the Trolley Hop will take riders to a place to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle and then enjoy Bluegrass Music in the natural beauty of Jefferson Memorial Forest.

“May is a great month to ride the trolley if you want a nice way to go to Forest Fest ‘13,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “This month, Iroquois Park will kick off the new Walk with a Doc program and Health Fair which is a healthy way to start off your weekend.”

The new program begins this Saturday at the Iroquois Park Amphitheater as part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement. Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director of the Metro Public Health and Wellness Department will be on hand with Mayor Greg Fischer at 10:00am.

The Trolley Hop is FREE to ride and will run 10am-4pm. You can board at any designated TARC or Trolley Stop. It runs from Iroquois Amphitheater to Jefferson Memorial Forest with stops at nearly 40 landmarks, restaurants and attractions including Little Loomhouse, the Auburndale and Outer Loop shopping areas and the Fairdale Library.

Here are the May highlights for the New Cut Road Trolley Run:

· Jefferson Memorial Forest - Forest Fest /Bluegrass Music with Arts & Crafts vendors and food booths, $10per car to park

· Iroquois Park - Walk with a Doc- Walk event with medical professionals 10am & Health Screenings 10a-12noon

· The Little Loomhouse, home of the world famous "Happy Birthday Song"/Historical Weaving Cabins with demonstrations

· Fairdale Library – Book Sale May 17-18 10a-5pm

· Restaurants & Shopping along the way—Buy Local!

The New Cut Road Trolley is sponsored by Neighborhood Development Funds provided by Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) and Council Members Marianne Butler (D-15), Rick Blackwell (D-12), Cindi Fowler (D-14), Dan Johnson (D-21) and David Yates (D-25).

To learn more, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113. Or you can check out the New Cut Road Trolley’s Facebook page at!/NewCutCorridorTrolleyHopComing?fref=ts

Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13