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Bardstown Road Aglow to celebrate its 25th Holiday Season this weekend

Wednesday December 1, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Office of the President
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Back in 1985, several businesses along the Bardstown Road Baxter Avenue Corridor decided to bring in the holiday season with decorations, music and fun reminiscent of the small downtowns many grew up with in years past.

This weekend, the tradition will live again with the 25th Annual Bardstown Road Aglow on Saturday, December 4th.

“There are many holiday events that come and go but the Highland Commerce Guild has done a remarkable job of keeping this celebration alive," says Metro Council .,” says Metro Council President Tom Owen (D-8) who represents the area. “With the help of businesses and other volunteers, this year will be special with holiday lights and music to warm the spirit as you stroll down Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue.”

The Bardstown Road Aglow also features a live Nativity at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and a Winter Wonderland with Santa at Bearno’s. It’s a three mile corridor for which a walk will show decorated stores and holiday music. If you choose not to walk, a free trolley will be available going up and down the corridor taking you to any destination.

Restaurants and business will be offering holiday specials along the way as part of the Yuletide tradition.

“I am sure this 25th anniversary will bring some very special things to those who come to the Aglow,” says Owen. "There will be sidewalk entertainment and roaming musicians to bring the feel of the old downtown back to LIFE during the holidays."

Owen joins Four Roses Bourbon, the Highland Commerce Guild, Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company and the Bluegrass Brewing Company as a sponsor.

The Bardstown Road Aglow will be held from dusk to 10:00pm.

For more information about the Bardstown Road Aglow, go on line to:

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