Councilwoman Shanklin welcomes the community to this year’s Newburg Days

August 11, 2017
Louisville – There is a special weekend in August when the people of Newburg come together to celebrate unity and pride and welcome back former residents to one of Louisville’s well established neighborhoods. This year “Newburg Days” will get underway on Friday, August 18th, Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th. “It is time to welcome back old friends and family as the people of Newburg come together to have some fun, remember old times and share friendships in our community,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2). “We want to welcome everyone and ask them to come out and join us for some fun and entertainment.” “Newburg Days” kicks off on Friday with rides and music in Petersburg/Newburg Park. Saturday begins with the Community Breakfast in the Petersburg Park. Newburg Community Days is known for its parade which begins at 12:00pm and continues through out many local streets in the Newburg area. This year, there will be tournaments in cornhole and basketball tournament, children’s activities which include face painting and balloons. The Seniors Tent will feature a variety of activities throughout the afternoon. On Sunday, a community worship service and gospel festival will highlight the last day of the event. Here is the schedule of events for Newburg Days: Friday, August 18th Vendor/food booths and Carnival Rides open at 6:00pm O.G. Nation-Young OG (Rap and R&B) 7:00pm Saturday, August 19th Community Breakfast 9:00am in the park Corn Hole Tournament 11:00am Basketball Tournament 12:00pm -6:00pm Community Parade 11:30am (Line up time at George Unseld Learning Center) Recreation on the Go, Field Events for Children 1:30-4:30pm Senior Citizens’ Tent Band Entertainment 7:00pm -9:00pm Vendor/Food Booths/Carnival Rides-All Day Sunday, August 20th Worship Services: In the park 11:00am Senior Luncheon: Community Baptist Church Annex 1:00pm – 3:00pm Basketball Tournament 12:00pm – 6:00pm Gospel Festival: 5:00pm – 7:00pm Vendor/Food Booths: All Day Carnival Rides: 2:00pm Start Time There are also many community volunteers and organizations who will come out to help with various activities. “Those of us who live in Newburg know it is a wonderful place to live and we are keeping the tradition of the old fashion community get together like the kind many towns had in years past. So come out and join us,” says Shanklin. For more information about “Newburg Community Days”, contact Councilwoman Shanklin’s Office at 574-1102. -30-