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Council members Woolridge and Watkins to join Park DuValle in celebrating the 6th Annual Holiday Festival

Thursday November 30, 2006

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

Louisville – Residents of the Park DuValle Neighborhood will once again ring in the holiday with a series of events designed to entertain the young.

“I would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy themselves at the 6th Annual Park DuValle Holiday Festival,” say Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3. “It is a celebration that has something for everyone.”

The Holiday Festival will kick off Sunday, December 10th at 2:00pm and end at 6:00pm.

It begins with an official Christmas Parade beginning at 1:30pm. The parade will travel down Alqonquin Parkway and ends at the Park DuValle Clubhouse on Russell Lee Drive. The parade features mounted police, fire engines, clowns, puppets and vintage cars.

Both Woolridge and Councilman Leonard Watkins (D) 1 are Grand Marshals for this year’s parade.

“When the parade is over, there will be more fun for children and adults at the Park DuValle Clubhouse,” says Watkins.

The Holiday Festival features many activities such as the one of a kind ‘Santa’s Cookie Factory” and the “Elves Workshop”. Children will have a chance to make their own cookies and build toys.

Adults will also get a chance to walk down Mistletoe Mall at the DuValle Education Center on Bohne Avenue with vendors offering holiday wares.

“We’ve entertained thousands of people at our past Holiday Festivals and we expect large crowds again this year,” says Ralph Merkel, chairman of the Holiday Festival. “We always have a good time.”

The Festival also serves as a chance for potential homeowners get the chance to meet builders and lenders. Hot ciders will be offered through out the areas for those who want to talk to friends and family while taking in the sights of the holiday season.

The Holiday Festival will conclude with an outdoor concert featuring “God’s Creation”, a 75 member children’s choir from St. Stephens Church. That will be followed by a community tree lighting ceremony at the Park DuValle Clubhouse.

“This truly is a chance to come and see how Park Duvalle has become a thriving community,” says Woolridge. “We look forward to spreading the holiday cheer to another area of our fair city.”

For more information about the 6th Annual Park DuValle Holiday Festival call Donna Peterson with Community Builders at 774-1873 or cell phone 744-8262. 

Leonard watkins (D) 1
Mary Wooldridge (D) 3