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New Cut Road Southern Parkway Trolley Hop hits the road for fun with the Pirates of Penzance at Iroquois Amphitheater

Sunday August 11, 2013

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

Louisville – With Summer winding down, the weekend fun continues in South and South Central Louisville when the next New Cut Road / Southern Parkway Trolley Hop hits the road to highlight some mischievous pirates, the Sport of Kings and even some natural things on Saturday. August 17th.

"Many people love the expanded trolley hop which now includes Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “You can ride from the Twin Spires to the Jefferson Memorial Forest for FREE.”

This month, Iroquois Park features “Walk with a Doc” beginning at 10:00am. You will be able to ask health questions of a physician while enjoying a beautiful Olmsted Park.

Those who take the trolley to the park will also have a chance to pick information about the Iroquois Amphitheater production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” which will wrap up performances on that Saturday night. The Amphitheater is celebrating its 75th year Anniversary. As part of the celebration, information is available about other FREE events sponsored by Metro Council members.

Among the featured stops on the New Cut Road Southern Parkway Trolley Hop:

· Churchill Downs—Kentucky Derby Museum

· The Little Loomhouse– Weaving Demo

· Iroquois & Fairdale Library—Family Programs

· Jefferson Memorial Forest— Nature Play

· Restaurants & Shops along the corridor

Metro Council members are using Neighborhood Development Funds to operate the Trolley Hop as a way to promote community and economic development in the area. Joining Welch as sponsors this year are Dan Johnson (D) 21, Rick Blackwell (D-12), Cindi Fowler (D-14), Marianne Butler (D-15), David Yates (D-25) and David James (D-6)

It is FREE to ride the trolley. Just board from 10am-4pm at any designated TARC or Trolley Stop. It stops at nearly 40 landmarks, restaurants and attractions including the Auburndale and Outer Loop shopping areas.

“This is a chance to get out and take an inexpensive trip to some of the nicest areas you will ever find in Metro Louisville,” says Welch. “Bring a friend or the family and have some fun with us.”

For more information about the August New Cut Road Trolley Hop, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113.

Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
Dan Johnson (D) 21
MArianne Butler (D) 15
Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Cindi Fowler (D) 14
David Yates (D) 25
David James (D) 6