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Councilman Owen announces Original Highlands Festival

Monday August 29, 2005

Media Release
For Immediate Release

For Information Contact:
Jennifer F. Brislin


Patrick H. Neely

The first Original Highlands Festival, celebrating original food, family, music, art and all around fun, will run from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 on the Baxter Corridor between Highland Avenue and Breckinridge Street, according to Eighth District Councilman Tom Owen.

Live music by an eclectic blend of local artist such as Tim Krekel, Peter Searcy, John Gage and Friends and Brigid Kaelin will entertain from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Baxter Avenue will be closed to through traffic at Highland Avenue and East Breckinridge. Although access to OHN streets will be limited to residents that day, free parking and trolley service will be provided at the Vine Street parking lot behind the Urban County Government Building, 810 Barret Ave.

Streets will remain closed until 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Street cleaning will begin at 1 a.m.

In addition to strengthening resident/business relations, the festival will help raise money for the cost of the Original Highlands Neighborhood Plan, along with a contribution by Councilman Owen from the 8th District Neighborhood Development Fund.

For more information on the Original Highlands Festival and the music schedule please contact John Riddick, president of OHNA at 588-3109 or or Tom O'Shea of O'Shea's Traditional Irish Pub at 589-7373. Anheuser-Busch is primary sponsor of the event.


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