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Southwest Community Festival and Riverside Heritage Festival signal a big October weekend

Thursday October 12, 2006

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

Louisville – Residents in Southwest Jefferson County will have a chance to experience the fun and history of two festivals the weekend of October 14th.

“For 20 years, the Southwest Community Festival has been bringing folks together to have fun and highlight the good things in our part of Metro Louisville,” says Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14. “And at the same time you can step back in history at the annual Riverside Heritage Festival.”

The Southwest Community Festival will be held at Sun valley Park at 6505 Bethany Lane. It will run from 9:00am to 5:00pm. There will be an open car and motorcycle show. There will also be fun and games for the kids and entertainment from a varsity of groups, including the Kentuckiana Youth Singers, Easy Pickins and Valley View Choir.

A pancake breakfast between 7:00-10:30am at the Community Center will benefit Southwest Ministries.

“Folks should have a good time, but we also have a chance for them to see what we call a jewel along the Ohio River,” says Henderson.

The Riverside Heritage Festival will also get underway on Saturday at the Farnsley-Moremen House near the Ohio River off the Greenbelt Highway.

The festival will feature quilting, soap making, weaving and bluegrass music. There will be pony rides for the kids and carriage rides. The festival will also feature children’s crafts and craft by Native Americans.

“The great thing is, free shuttles will be provided between these two events, so it should be easy for anyone to enjoy both events if they want to spend a day in the Southwest,” says Henderson. “These two events are good for the family or maybe a group of friends would like to spend the day together.”

For more information about the 20th Annual Southwest Community Festival, call 937-8802. For information about the Riverside Heritage Festival, call 935-6809.

Bob Henderson (D) 14