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Shanklin ready to celebrate 2009 Newburg Festival September 5th

Friday August 28, 2009

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

It is a celebration of one of Louisville’s oldest communities. It is a chance for fun, entertainment and sharing the pride and the history of the Newburg area with a weekend of events.

“It is one of the many events I look forward to every year,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2). “I am happy to announce the 2009 Newburg Festival will get under way the first weekend of Saturday.”

The Festival will feature a return of the Newburg Idol Talent Show on Friday, September 4th. On Saturday, September 5th the Community Breakfast will highlight unity and spirit at Newburg Middle School. Later in the morning, the Newburg Festival Parade will get underway. Then live entertainment Saturday afternoon on through the evening. On Sunday, August 6th the Festival ends with a gospel concert and fireworks.

“There is something for everyone,” says Shanklin. “I am always amazed at the talented people we have in Newburg. We have many volunteers and groups who every year who make this Festival Something special.”

The Newburg Festival will be held in Petersburg Park located at the corner of East Indian Trail and Petersburg Roads.

There will be vendors and carnival rides on all three days.

Here is a schedule of events for the 2009 Newburg festival:

Friday, September 4th

3PM Booth set-up

8PM-11PM Newburg Idol Talent Show and

Carnival Rides

Saturday, September 5th

8:30 AM-10:30AM Community Breakfast at Newburg Middle School

11AM-1PM Parade

(Participants line-up at 10:30AM in the parking lot at Forest Tabernacle Baptist Church)

11AM-11PM Booth set-up and selling of products: park opening to park close

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM KSU Band

1:00 PM -10PM Health Screening Bus

Starting @ 2:00 PM Magic Show

Metro Parks Activities


All Girls Band

Senior Citizens Dance Group

Unlimited Band

ALL DAY Senior Citizens Tent/Activities; carnival rides

Sunday, September 6th

11AM-10PM Booth set-up and selling of products: park opening to park close

3PM-10PM Gospel Concert & fireworks

Carnival Ride

“It is my hope that the people of Newburg will have a wonderful weekend,” says Shanklin. “This festival is also a time when many former residents of Newburg come back home to reminisce and we look forward to seeing them.”

For more information about the 2009 Newburg Festival, contact Councilwoman Shanklin’s office at 574-1102.

Barbara Shanklin (D) 2