Monday, September 20, 2010

Southwest Festival Turns 25

25th Southwest Community Festival
Louisville (September 20, 2010)- The Southwest Community Festival is one of the biggest community events in Louisville, drawing over 25,000 people to this one day event and this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. The festival will be held at Sun Valley Park on Saturday, October 9th, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 6505 Bethany Lane in Valley Station.
Several events which lead up to the festival include, the Kentucky Telco Balloon Glow on Monday, October 4th at 6 pm in the Meijer parking lot. On October 7th at 6 pm Farnsley Middle School will hold its annual Spelling Bee at 6 pm.
The 25th Southwest Community Festival kicks off in the morning with a pancake breakfast at the Sun Valley Community Center from 8 to 11 am. The breakfast will also include sausage biscuits and biscuits/gravy and the proceeds go to Southwest Community Ministries.
FREE festival events include: a car and motorcycle show from River City Street Rods, Inc.; corn hole tournament sponsored by the Boy Scouts; Kids City with free games and inflatables from Valley View Church; Medieval Re-Enactments presented by SCA; arts, crafts & food booths, Toddler Town, and a Senior Tent with bingo and drawings. Louisville’s own Monarchs will provide the rock ‘n roll entertainment as they have been doing since 1961. The Monarchs will be onstage at 12:30, 1:45 and 3:00 pm. Free shuttles will be provided to the car show and festival events by Highview Baptist Church and South Jefferson Christian Church. For more information about The 2010 Southwest Community Festival, call 502-368-1196 or visit the website at

Kentucky Telco Southwest Community Festival Balloon Glow
Monday, October 4, 2010, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
Meijer’s parking lot, 9905 Dixie Hwy. Sponsored by Kentucky Telco

Spelling Bee
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 6:00 PM, Farnsley Middle School, 3400 Lees Lane

Pancake Breakfast
Morning of Festival, October 9, 2010, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane. Proceeds Benefit Southwest Community Ministries
25th Southwest Community Festival
Saturday, October 9, 9 AM to 5 PM, Sun Valley Park, 6505 Bethany Lane

For Press & Media: Please contact Trevor Hemingway at 994-6263 or to arrange for coverage of the festival or more information.

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