Plan to attend Councilwoman Chappell’s inaugural Lucky Horseshoe B.O.B. event on Saturday

April 01, 2024

Louisville (April 1, 2024) – The inaugural Building Our Blocks (B.O.B.) event for District 15 is finally here! This week marks the beginning of a series of neighborhood-focused events that benefit the residents of the Lucky Horseshoe neighborhood. The festivities will culminate in a one-day celebration on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

B.O.B. is a one-day event that improves a neighborhood through a series of volunteer projects and events. The goal of B.O.B. is to bring public services directly into neighborhoods to help solve issues and address community needs. Learn more about B.O.B. online here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council-district-15/lucky-horseshoe-neighborhood-bob.

“I’m thrilled to connect city services and partner organizations directly to the community. Together, we’re poised to make a remarkable impact! My team and I have been diligently working for the past three months, gathering data, connecting with residents, assessing the neighborhood, and planning this exciting one-day event. I can’t wait to see it unfold and I can’t wait to continue watching Lucky Horseshoe flourish! I hope you can join us,” said Councilwoman Chappell.

In January, Councilwoman Chappell hosted two neighborhood planning sessions to gather resident input for the event. In February, the entire neighborhood was canvassed with a menu of services that residents could opt for, including home security checks by LMPD, home repair needs through the New Directions Housing Repair Affair program, alley address numbers, soil testing kits, and more.

District 15 also conducted surveys to identify needs such as speed humps, new trash and recycling receptable locations, areas requiring milling and paving to address drainage concerns, and sidewalks in need of repair.

Over the last few weeks, every household in the Lucky Horseshoe neighborhood received hand-delivered goodie bag containing information on everything from city services to cancer screenings to homestead exemptions. It included items such as stress balls, suicide prevention magnets, coloring pages from the Speed Art Museum, sign-ups for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a Louisville Parks & Recreation Guide, and a whole lot more!

Today, the Alley Action Group will kick off the week leading up to B.O.B. by clearing weeds, overgrowth, and cutting back trees in the right-of-way in all alleyways in the Lucky Horseshoe neighborhood.

On Tuesday, April 2, Goodwill Industries will continue to focus on alleyways with a cleanup, collecting large and hazardous items including needles and tires.

New Directions Repair Affair will be working on six homes in the neighborhood, helping elderly and disabled homeowners stay-in and maintain their homes. Repairs include services such as HVAC updates, fencing mends, and gutter cleaning.

The Clean Collaborative Crew will begin their work on Wednesday, April 3, cleaning up trash along major roadways in the neighborhood, including Taylor Boulevard, Longfield Avenue, and Central Avenue.

Louisville Grows will also be using this week to stage the thirty-three trees that will be planted on private properties on Saturday. Residents have previously requested trees during the neighborhood canvassing effort.

The culmination of these activities is the B.O.B. event on Saturday, April 6, 2024, between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., where Councilwoman Chappell will host a variety of activities in the Lucky Horseshoe neighborhood. Below is a complete schedule of events.

Schedule of Events for Saturday, April 6

  • Vaccine Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Churchill Downs, located at 700 Central Avenue. The clinic will offer an array of valuable services, including discounted rabies vaccines, pet licenses, microchipping, and free nametag engraving. This free event is first-come, first-served, so no signups are necessary.
  • Tree planting by Louisville Grows. Interested volunteers should meet at Churchill Downs, located at 700 Central Avenue.
  • Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wellman Wesleyan Church, located at 3220 Bohannon Avenue, featuring vendors like Shifty Business Cycling for bike repair consultations, the Jefferson County Conservation District for an informative rain barrel workshop, Beargrass Thunder providing native seed distribution, and more!
  • FREE UofL Health Mobile Health Clinic at the Resource Fair
  • FREE gun locks provided by the Office for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN) at the Resource Fair
  • Kid Zone Area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cole Chiropractic parking lot, located at 3317 Taylor Boulevard, with activities including a fire truck display, free children’s book give-a-way provided by I Would Rather Be Reading, chalk, bubbles, and more!
  • FREE Mindfulness Workshop with yoga at 10 a.m. at 3317 Taylor Boulevard. Participants are requested to bring a mat or towel for the workout.
  • FREE Rain Barrel Workshop at 10 a.m. at the Jefferson County Conversation District booth at 3220 Bohannon Avenue
  • FREE safe and secure collection of expired and unused medicine by the sheriff’s office
  • Brightside Neighborhood Cleanup around the Lucky Horseshoe neighborhood begins at 10 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the 3220 Bohannon Avenue parking lot for supplies and instructions.
  • Gallapooza Horse on display at the corner of Taylor Boulevard and Queen Avenue by local artist, Jessica Chao.

All events, including the LMAS vaccine clinic and Resource Fair are open to individuals, regardless of what neighborhood they claim.

The district office is currently seeking volunteers to contribute to the success of this event. Volunteers are needed to assist with yard and minor exterior work through Repair Affair, as well as setting up, staffing the resource fair and kid zone, participating at the cleanup, and assisting with event breakdown. If you are interested in volunteering, please register online here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaWScYJEHfAasMNyy-QWIeVaTS2xhIUWk-VFWwxpOE2CqzlA/viewform, or contact Councilwoman Chappell’s office at 574-1115 or email Alena Balakos at [email protected].

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