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Metro Newsroom

Newburg Festival underway for the weekend

Wednesday August 29, 2007

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

It is an annual tradition that some say is a family event as well as a chance to see old friends. It is also a chance for the community of Newburg to enjoy one last summer festival before fall begins.

“It is always nice to have people come back home to Newburg,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2. “It is also a chance to see some of the good things we have going on in the Newburg area.”

The festival will begin Friday, August 31st in Petersburg Park with a live DJ and vendors, rides and arts and crafts.

Then on Saturday, September 1st a free Community Breakfast will be held at Newburg Middle School. Joining Councilwoman Shanklin as special guests will be Mayor Jerry Abramson, Congressman John Yarmuth, Metro Council President Rick Blackwell (D) 12, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 and Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13.

Immediately following the breakfast at 11:00am, there will be a festival parade featuring the marching bands of Kentucky State University and Shawnee High School.

Also on Saturday, Newburg Festival will feature a bid whiz tournament, three on three basketball competitions and a magic show for children and adults.

Saturday night will be highlighted by two jazz concerts featuring Mr. Wonderful and the Old School Band..

“We believe we will have something for everyone before the weekend is over,” says Shanklin. “We have many people who have worked hard to put together a fun weekend that celebrates the uniqueness of Newburg.

On Sunday, September 2, the festival continues with a Senior Citizens Lunch at the Peace Presbyterian Church.

Then Sunday afternoon, Petersburg Park will be filled with a Gospel Jubilee with music provided by many local groups including community churches and their choirs. There will also be a horseshoe throwing tournament. The festival will end on Sunday night with a fireworks show put on by Zambelli’s

“If you have not been out to Newburg for a while, I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the events we have,” says Shanklin. “We are a proud community and we are not shy about letting everyone know it.”

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

Schedule of Events

Friday August 31st

6:00pm Rides, vendors, arts and crafts Petersburg Park

Live DJ

Saturday September 1st

8:00am Free Community Breakfast Newburg Middle School

11:00am Newburg Days Parade

7:00pm Jazz concerts: Mr. Wonderful and Old School Band Petersburg Park

All Day events Bid Whiz Tournament

A 3 on 3 Basketball tournament

Sunday September 2nd

1:45pm Senior Citizens Luncheon Peace Presbyterian Church

3:00pm Gospel Jubilee begins at Petersburg Park.

All Day event: horseshoe throwing tournament

Dusk: Fireworks Show Petersburg Park

Barbara Shanklin (D) 2