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Councilman Owen invites everyone to enjoy and support a Week in the Highlands in District 8 October 5th – 13th

Tuesday September 24, 2013

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

Louisville – A special week of fun is in store for one of Metro Louisville’s most established and historic areas. It’s a time when a community takes a moment to show its pride and unity while at the same time help an organization that helps those in need.

It also offers some fun along the way.

“A Week in the Highlands has something for everyone with a wonderful goal of helping the Highland Community Ministries continue their work of helping those in need in our area,” says Councilman Tom Owen (D-8). “It a week of fun, entertainment and provides a look at a great community in our city.”

A “Week in the Highlands” features a 5K Run/Walk, a jazz and blues concert at Big Rock, arts and crafts and a chance to tour historic Farmington.

Here is a rundown of the events for 2013:

Highlands Cup 5K Run/Walk

A beautiful Highlands run down Douglas Blvd. to Big Rock in Cherokee Park and back. Benefits go to the Highland Community Ministries. Saturday, October 5th 8:00am Douglass Blvd Christian Church.

Pancake Breakfast

For the benefit of Highland Community Ministries. Hot and delicious pancakes are being served beginning at 8:30am Saturday, October 5th Douglas Blvd. Christian Church Gym

Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest

Live Jazz and Blues at Big Rock and Beargrass Creek in Cherokee Park to benefit the Olmsted Park Conservancy. Sunday, October 6th from 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Empty Bowls Hunger Benefit

Helping Highlands Community Ministries feed the hunger with a light meal and a silent auction. Thursday, October 10th 5:00pm to 8:00pm Frazier hall Bellarmine University

Belknap Fall Eve

There will be food and live music on the eve of the Fall Festival. Friday, October 11th 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the Historic Douglass Loop.

19th Annual Belknap Fall Festival

100 booths of juried arts and crafts plus local food vendors and kids fun and live music. Saturday, October 12th 11:00am to 10:00pm in the Historic Douglass Loop

12th Annual Farmington Harvest Festival

An 18th Century Festival at the plantation Home of John and Lucy Speed hosts to Abe Lincoln. Sunday October 13th 10:00am to 6:00pm at Farmington.

“There are many groups and organizations who work hard to make this a special week of celebration,” says Owen. “I hope everyone will come out to help the Ministries and take a minute to enjoy the Fall with other folks who are glad to be part of this area.”

For more information about “Week in the Highlands” contact Councilman Owen’s office at 574-1108 or go online to

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