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Councilman Henderson invites everyone to the 2008 Southwest Community Festival on October 11th

Thursday October 9, 2008

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

Sun Valley Park will welcome all of Metro Louisville for a day of entertainment, fun and food when the Southwest Community Festival kicks off on Saturday, October 11th. It will also be a chance to help a local agency.

"The people who are organizing this festival have a great deal of fun planned for all ages," says Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14). "It is also a chance to see Sun Valley Park."

The Southwest Community Festival will get underway from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Sun Valley Park is located at 6505 Bethany Lane.

The Festival will offer a wide variety of entertainment ranging from a car and motorcycle show sponsored by the River City Street Rods Inc. to a Corn Hole Tournament sponsored by the Boy Scout Troop #51.

There will also be a Seniors Tent featuring bingo and drawings. The Valley View Church will host Kids City with Free games and inflatables.

Entertainment will be provided the Valley View Praise Band, Dustin Figg, Cast Iron Airplanes, Bluegrass 101, Chekane Alan McCoy Band and Landon Cissell.

Henderson along with Council members Rick Blackwell (D-12) and Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) are helping sponsor the Festival.

"While there is a great deal of things to do, anyone who comes to the festival on Saturday morning will help an organization that helps others," says Welch (D-13).

On Saturday morning, a pancake breakfast will begin at 8:00am at the Sun Valley Community Center to benefit the Southwest Community Ministries until 11:00am. The breakfast features sausage, biscuits and gravy along with a wide variety of pancakes.

“This Festival is a traditional fall event that shows the pride many have in Southwest Louisville,” says Blackwell. “I hope everyone comes out to have some fun.”

A new educational program called “Know How 2 Go” will be announced by Congressman John Yarmuth, Jeanie Edwards and Mayor Jerry Abramson. The goal of the program is to encourage and enable adults and children to go back to school.

A main sponsor of the festival is Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare. Many health organizations will be on hand and flu shots will be available.

For more information about the Southwest Community Festival go to or contact Councilman Henderson’s office at 574-1114.

Bob Henderson (D) 14
Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13