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Metro Newsroom

2011 Southwest Community Festival kicks off this weekend

Friday October 7, 2011

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

It’s a fall tradition for Sun Valley Park to welcome all of Metro Louisville for a day of entertainment, fun and food. The tradition continues this weekend when the Southwest Community Festival kicks off on Saturday, October 8th.

"In years past, this Festival has been a great way to spend a fall day at a place that offers so much to the people of Southwest Louisville," says Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14). "It is also a chance to see all of the improvements and facilities out here at 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 is again offering a wide variety of entertainment ranging from a car and motorcycle show sponsored by the River City Street Rods Inc. to a Seniors Tent featuring bingo and drawings. The Valley View Church will host Kids City with free games and inflatables.

There will also be Toddler Town, a spelling bee, arts & crafts and food booths.

This year’s headline entertainment is a Louisville favorite: The Monarchs who will take the stage at 12:30pm, 1:45pm and 3:30pm

Henderson along with Council members Rick Blackwell (D-12), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) and David Yates (D-25) encourage everyone to come out to the Festival.

"This Festival is another example of the great community spirit that can be found throughout our area and all of Metro Louisville,” says Welch (D-13). “The organizers go to great links to make it a great day for everyone.”

“If you have not been to Sun Valley Park you need to come out and see yet another jewel in our park’s system,” says Blackwell. “This weekend there will be more than enough fun things to do while you are here.”

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.

“We know the ministries do a wonderful job in helping those in need and they are in the process of renovating a new headquarters so any help from the breakfast will be greatly appreciated,” says Yates.

A main sponsor of the festival is Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare, along with LG&E and Southwest Metro Council members Blackwell, Welch. Henderson and Yates.

Free shuttle service to the Car Show and Festival events will be provided by South Jefferson Christian Church.

For more information about the Southwest Community Festival go to or call 368-1196.

Bob Henderson (D) 14
Rick Blackwell (D)12
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
David Yates (25)