Thursday, October 11, 2012

27th Annual Southwest Festival, this Saturday, October 13th at Sun Valley Community Center

Over 20,000 people are expected at the Sun Valley Community Park the weekend of October 13th for the 27th Annual Southwest Festival.

It is not only a fun event for young and old alike but it also helps Southwest Community Ministries.

The Festival will get underway at Sun Valley Park, 6505 Bethany Lane.

The Valley Women’s Club will host their Bean Soup and Cornbread Dinner on Friday, October 12th. This event is a fundraiser for the various programs the club offers in the area and will also be held at the Sun Valley Community Center.

On Saturday, October 13th the Festival runs from 9:00am until 5:00pm. The day will feature the Southwest Car Fest coordinated by River City Street Rods. The car and motorcycle show, Kid City, Teen City, arts & crafts, food booths, "Toddler Town" and a senior tent are just some of the highlights of the weekend.

“It is just a fun day,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). “The great thing about this Festival is people come out to enjoy the fall weekend and enjoy themselves.”

The event is also an opportunity to help those in need. At 8:00am, on Saturday morning, Southwest Community Ministries will host their Annual Pancake Breakfast. “The Ministries continue to serve many in our community who need a helping hand. The pancake breakfast is a great way to help this group with funding especially with the holiday season not too far away,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13).

“This Festival defines the spirit of our community and brings a wide range of people together for a celebration of our community spirit,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25).

Free shuttle service is available on the grounds to assist those who may need help getting to the car show and other festival events.

For more information about the Southwest Festival, call 368-1196 or visit the Festival website at

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

District 13 “Coffee with Your Councilwoman” set for Tuesday, October 16th

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch will host the next “Coffee with Your Councilwoman” for District 13 residents on Tuesday, October 16th at 9:30am at Bob Evans near Preston Highway.

Bob Evans is located at 11800 Standiford Plaza Drive.

“We have many things going on in the district and in Metro Louisville this fall and I want to update everyone on many programs and listen to any comments about how Metro Louisville can serve you better,” says Welch.

The Councilwoman offers an informal setting to come out and ask questions about Louisville Metro Government raise concerns about your neighborhood and get updates on many new programs in South and Southwest Louisville.

“There is no appointment necessary to come by and talk with my staff and I and even if you don’t have an issue just come by and say hello,” says Welch.

For more information on the October “Coffee with Your Councilwoman”, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113.