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Henderson invites the public to “Old Time Field Day”, take a trip back in time Saturday, May 10th

Tuesday April 29, 2008

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

Back in the late 1800’s, Jefferson County’s farmers did not worry too much about high gasoline or diesel prices when it came to plowing fields. Like many farmers across the country, they relied on animals to do the needed work.

On May 10th, the public will get a chance to relive that part of America’s rural heritage when “Rush & Jessee’s Old Time Field Day” gets underway in District 14.

“This is a free special event that should be fun and educational,” says Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14. “I think it will be a good chance to see something interesting especially if you have never seen what it was like on a farm before tractors and columbines.”

This is the third year Jim Rush and Bob Jessee have hosted the event which spotlights at least 60 teams of mules from around the area. The teams will perform walks behind plowing, wagon rides, mule pulls and various demonstrations through out the day.

“In many respects, you can appreciate the heritage of our farmers when you come to an event like this,” says Henderson. “I want to invite everyone just to take a ride out in the country and see for themselves how it was done in years gone by.”

The Old Time Field Day runs from 8:00am to 8:30pm. It is located at 13818 Bohannon Avenue. No alcohol, no glass bottles and no dogs are allowed at the event. In case of rain, the event will be held on May 17th.

To get to Bohannon Avenue, take Dixie Highway South turn left on Pendleton Road. Go four blocks then turn right on Bohannon Avenue

Sponsor:
Bob Henderson (D) 14