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It’s a festival weekend for District 14 on Saturday, Oct 13th

Tuesday October 9, 2007

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/526-3622
                 Stephen Haag: 574-1204/645-1752

Two great festivals are once again coming together to provide a fun fall weekend for not only those who live in District 14 but for everyone in the Metro Louisville area.

“Once again, I am proud to help the Southwest Community Festival and Riverside as they show everyone the pride and history we have in this district,” says Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14. “It should be a nice weekend for your friends and family.”

The Southwest Community Festival will kick off with a pancake breakfast at the Sun Valley Community Center beginning at 8:00am on Saturday, October 13th. Proceeds from the breakfast will help the Southwest Community Ministries.

The Festival will run from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Sun Valley Park at 6505 Bethany Lane. This year’s festival features a car and motorcycle show sponsored by the River City Street Rods, Inc. There will be a corn hole tournament sponsored by Boy Scout Troop #51, Kids City sponsored by Valley View Church, arts and crafts, food and entertainment along with medieval re-enactments.

Joining Henderson as sponsors of the Southwest Festival are Metro Council President Rick Blackwell (D) 12 and Council members Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 and Doug Hawkins (R) 25.

“There will also be a flu shot clinic for those who might be interested,” says Henderson. “It can be found at the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare Booth on the festival grounds.”

Over along the banks of the Ohio River, the Riverside Heritage Festival will also get underway between 10:00am and 6:00pm. Among the featured activities, music food, period craft demonstrations, children’s events, pony rides, horse drawn carriages and tours of the Farnsley-Moorman House.

While the festival is free some events will require tickets.

A shuttle service will also be provided between the two events.

“Anyone who comes out this weekend will show their support for these two great festivals and get a chance to see all that we are doing out here in the Southwest,” says Henderson.

For more information about the Southwest Community Festival you can call 368-1196 or go online to To learn more the Riverside Heritage Festival, call 935-6809 or go on line to

Bob Henderson (D) 14
Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
Doug Hawkins (R) 25