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“2011 Newburg Days” returns with Community breakfast, parade, talent show and fun for all

Tuesday August 16, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisvill eMetro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

The diversity of the Newburg Community will be highlighted in this year’s 2011 Newburg Days celebration set for August 26th through the 28th. The 2011 theme is “Different People, One Community.”

“Metro Louisville is unique in the makeup of all its neighborhoods and communities,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2). “We decided this year, to focus on how our area is made up of different people and cultures and how we work together for the betterment of all.”

This year Newburg Days features many of the events people have come to enjoy. On Friday night, “Newburg Idol” will present local amateur talent in the age range from 16 to 25. There will be judges and a $300 grand prize.

Those who are interested should call 574-1102. No professionals will be allowed to sign up for the competition which will get underway at 7:00pm and end at 9:00pm. The talent contest will be held on the main stage at Petersburg Park.

On Saturday, everyone is invited to the Community Breakfast and Parade on Saturday, August 26th. The breakfast will be held at Newburg Middle School from 8:00am until 10:00am.

The Community Parade will begin lining up in the parking lot of the Forest Tabernacle Baptist Church, 4205 East Indian Trail. The parade is tentatively set to begin at 12:00pm. Events in Petersburg Park begin at 11am -- there will be live entertainment throughout the day.

The Festival will wrap up on Sunday with a Gospel Concert from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and then fireworks at dusk.

Here is a schedule of events for Newburg Days:

Friday, August 26th: Louisville’s Own Newburg Idol

Talent Competition 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Petersburg Park

Saturday, August 27th: Community Breakfast 8:00am to 10:00am

Newburg Middle School

4901 Exeter Avenue

Community Parade (Tentative start 12:00pm)

Line up begins at 11:00am

Forest Tabernacle Baptist Church

4205 Indian Trail

Events in Petersburg Park begin at 11:00am

Vendor Booths, rides and music through the day

Sunday, August 28th: Gospel Concert

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Petersburg Park

Fireworks at dusk

Petersburg Park

“While Newburg Days is a celebration of our community it is also a chance for those who grew up in this area to come home again and share fond memories of years gone by,” says Shanklin. “This will be a nice way to end the summer and it is a fun tradition for the Newburg and Norfolk areas.”

For more information about the Newburg Festival, contact Councilwoman Shanklin’s office at 574-1102.

Barbara Shanklin (D) 2