Historic St. Joe’s Picnic welcomes new events
August 9, 2015 - Picnic Time
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — A Louisville tack took on some new changes over a weekend. The St. Joe Picnic, famous for a food, song and games, stretched this year as a dual day event.
Volunteer Eric Sampson said, “St Joe’s is something to demeanour brazen to like a state fair, it’s a large deal.” It’s a large understanding to a roughly 50-thousand people who come out for a event, though maybe an even bigger understanding to a children who rest on St. Joe’s each day.
“It is really critical to have these supports since it supports a many exposed children in a community”, Picnic Chair Barbara Carter said. St. Joe’s serves about 100 children between a encourage caring and residential services. And it’s those children who fuel a show.
“Most anybody here operative these booths, they’re all volunteering their time, 100 percent, it’s all for a kids”, Sampson said.
The eventuality has been going on for a kids for a past 166 years, creation it a oldest cruise in Kentucky. But this year… some new tools in a lineup. As a dual day event, a cruise hosted food trucks and qualification drink Friday night, a live rope for karaoke Saturday night and a VIP tent all weekend, finish with apart bathrooms and cooking options. Also new this year- an after celebration during Gerstles on Saturday night.
But over a new tools of a picnic, a aged attract remains.
Carter said, “People demeanour brazen to it, they speak about it, we was shuttling some people adult and down from a parking lot and they pronounced this has been partial of their family for generations.”
The wish of a staff is that it will be partial of destiny generations, as well, specifically, “another 166 years during least”, Carter said.
It would be another 166 years as a tack in a city.
“It’s what creates Louisville, Louisville”, Sampson said.
And a tradition for Kentuckiana.
Historic cruise welcomes new events