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Welch invites everyone to the 78th Fairdale Community Fair

Thursday August 28, 2008

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

Over its 78 years, the Fairdale Community Fair has always tried to come up with an event that showcases fun, friends and family for the first weekend of September.

“This is a special time of year for Fairdale and all of Metro Louisville,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “The Fairdale Community Fair is one event where everyone can be a part of our community.”

The Fairdale Community Fair will get underway on Friday, September 5th with displays, entertainment and the return of the Health Fair. It continues on Saturday, September 6th with a bike run, the Community Parade and the famous Chicken and Ham Dinner.

This year’s theme takes a step back into history as “Frontier Days” reminding everyone the pioneering spirit of the country. While there will be bands, schools and floats; it is expected there will be a covered wagon or two in the parade.

The Community Parade begins at Fairdale High School at 12:00pm with some 8,000 people participating in both the parade and on the sidewalks of Fairdale.

Clyde and Jean Elzy are the 2008 Parade Grand Marshals. The Elzy’s have lived nearly all their lives in Fairdale and have worked in community activities for many years.

The Fair will feature the Fairdale Ministries Bike Run at 8:30am on Saturday; the Fair Days Car Show and The Chicken and Ham Dinner from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

There are some special features at this year’s Fair which again focus on health issues. The Health Fair returns to the Fairdale Playtorium. The YMCA will bring its obstacle course to highlight concerns over child obesity. The Fairdale Basketball team will have a rock climbing wall.

“Last year’s Health Fair was a great success. We were able to answer many questions and help people lead a healthier life,” says Welch. “This year’s Health Fair will be bigger and better.”

Louisville Metro Police will showcase their new ATV purchased with Neighborhood Development Funds from Welch’s office. The new ATV allows better mobility through rough terrain areas of the district around the Jefferson Memorial Forest. LMPD will also have its “Air 60” helicopter and Mounted patrol on display

A news feature to the Fairdale Community Fair this year is an “Open House” both days at the Fairdale Fire House on Mitchell Hill Rd. Kids can climb onto the fire trucks and tour the fire house to see the equipment and ask questions of the firemen and women on duty.

Welch’s District 13 office will have a booth at the Fairdale Fair to talk with constituents.

For more information on the 78th Fairdale Community Fair, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113 or you can go online to

Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13