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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 issue
Talent sought for Yatesville jubilee
by Maureen Dosier | The Lawrence County Arts Council is still looking and accepting applications for talented artisans, musical groups and food vendors to be a part of our third annual Yatesville Lake Family Jubilee Festival 2003.

If you're not familiar with this one-day festival event, here is further information.

Our festival showcases a diversity of music throughout the day performing live (no canned or Karaoke music). We provide and encourage musicians to be a part of our Musician's tent to sell their CD's, T-shirts, hats, etc. We bill the entertainment portion as "The Best Musicians the tri-state area has to offer".

This festival is very special for the Lawrence County Arts Council and with the help of state Rep. Rocky Adkins has a new permanent musician's stage at the marina. There will be a special ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony landmarking the occasion and this will be the first time it will be used.

Arts and crafts booths featuring artists from the tri-state area, selected for their superior original art, will have offerings for sale to the public. We encourage fine artists to exhibit and demonstrate their techniques to the public. First time artists to Yatesville Lake Family Jubilee Festival, please send photos representing your artwork for jury. You will be notified of acceptance or rejection within 10 working days.

There will be games for the kids and the festival area is incorporated in an existing playground area so the children can enjoy the day while their parents are shopping the booths and listening to music.

Free boat rides on beautiful Yatesville Lake - this tour is fun and educational and lasts about an hour. There are usually performers on board to entertain everyone. We also provide free nature walks through Yatesville Lake State Park's trails.

A Taste of Kentucky - cooking up a diversity of mouth watering meals and snacks. LCAC offers an opportunity for organizations as well as commercial businesses to make some money during the event. We do have one rule, once a food vendor is signed on we will not allow any other food vendors to sell their specialty entrees.

Because this festival is held at Yatesville Lake State Park, it is handicap accessible.

This event will be well advertised through TV and radio professionally made commercials and print ads, in newspapers through out Kentucky, West Virginia and Southern Ohio for maximum exposure.

The festival is Saturday, June 21, at Yatesville Lake Marina, Louisa, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Admission is free, so register early and be a part of the fun.

For further information, contact me at (606) 638-1010 or

Funded in part by a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Education, Arts and Humanities Cabinet.

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