Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Methodist Hospital Antique Show This Weekend: October 1-2

The Henderson Regional Hospital Foundation will hold its 24th annual Antique Show, Antiques and Accents on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd at RiverBend Academy, corner of Main and Second Streets in Henderson. The Antique Show will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 per person and available at the door.

The 24th Annual Antique Show will feature dealers representing a variety of genres including orchids, antique and estate jewelry, silver, fine china, and holiday gifts. Shoppers are sure to find something special for everyone on their list.

Attendees can also take a break from shopping to indulge in country ham biscuits, decadent homemade desserts, soups, sandwiches and more.

Preview Party
The Henderson Regional Hospital Foundation is also hosting a Preview Party on Friday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m. at RiverBend. This event gives guests the first opportunity to shop the various antique and gift booths, win fabulous door prizes (including a personalized iPad 2), receive dealer discounts, and start bidding on the silent auction items.
Tickets for the Preview Party must be purchased in advance and are $50 per person. For more information or to reserve a ticket, please call the Henderson Regional Hospital Foundation office at (270) 831-7835.

All proceeds from the Preview Party and Antique Show will benefit the Methodist Hospital South Tower. Over the past 23 years, the Henderson Regional Hospital Foundations Antique Show has raised over $400,000 in support of Methodist Hospital and its growing services.

For more information on any of these events, please contact Julie Wischer, Foundation Coordinator, at (270) 831-7835 or jwischer@methodisthospital.net.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Girl's Night Out: Shopping to Support the Backback Club

Grab your girlfriends and head to Downtown Henderson Thursday, October 20th for the first ever girls night out. We have 14 retailers who will be keeping their doors open until 8:00 pm. Learn how to wear a scarf, dress for a holiday party or just enjoy a little retail therapy after a long day of work.

Julie and Jessica at Classic Cut will also be staying open until 8 for you to come see their new Shellac Nail System for natural nails or you can experience the beach in October with a spray tan by “Vani – T”!

After you are done shopping enjoy drink specials and live music at Rookies Sports Bar and Restaurant.

This event is also a fundraiser for the local elementary and middle schools weekend backpack club. The weekend backpack program is a program provided through the Family Resources Center to provide nutritious snacks to students whose families are struggling to meet their needs. FRC will identify students in need of assistance by consulting with teachers, staff and the Homeless program. The FRC will then make contact with the family and gain consent for services. Every Friday a backpack will be filled with nutritious snack items to help many children make it through the weekend without going hungry. A percentage of the sales on the day of October 20th will go the backpack club.

Please come out and support our local businesses and the FRC weekend backpack program.

Visit the following shops, open until 8pm:
Abba’s Music – 119 N. Main Street
Alles Brothers- 219 First Street
Balfour Rings & Things – 121 N. Main Street
Campbell’s Jewelers – 122 N. Main Street
J’Petals Florist & Gifts – 131 First Street
Just Plus Consignment – 213 First Street
Klassy Kids – 320 N. Elm Street
Memories Past & Present – 324 N. Elm Street
Simon’s Shoes – 100 N. Main Street
Tea Cafe & Gift Shop – 325 Third Street
The Gold Mine – 111 N.Main St.
The Planet Interior Consignment & Beyond – 316 First Street
Third Street House – 307 Third Street
Victoria’s Boutique – 321 Third Street

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Backroads Farm Tour Offers Animal Viewing, Produce Samples and Beautiful Country Views

Downloadable brochure available here.

The 2011 Henderson County Backroads Farm Tour, a self-guided tour that offers patrons of all ages first-hand looks at up to nine local farming operations, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 24.

Attractions on the free tour include Boucherie Vineyards, the freshwater prawn harvest at Double A Farms, llamas and alpacas at Fun Farm, crafts and landscaping plants at Hillcrest Baskets and Greenhouse, a pumpkin patch and kid-friendly animals at Part Time Farm, horses at Rolling Hills Equestrian Center, wines and cheeses at Ruby Moon Vineyard and Winery, honey and produce at Stone Hill Honey and a grain harvest demonstration by Triple E Farms on its fields off Outer Fifth Street.

Co-hosted by the Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce's Agriculture Committee and the Henderson County office of the University of Kentucky Extension Service, the tour is designed to educate the public about area farm operations and remind residents about the importance of agriculture in the local economy.

Participants can start at any of the locations on the tour and stay as long at each venue as they like. No reservations are needed. Starting on Sept. 20, tour programs with maps will be available at the extension office on Zion Road, the chamber office at 230 Second Street, the downtown branches of local banks and at the Henderson County Tourist Commission office on Water Street. The day of the tour, programs will be available at each farm, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the day of the tour, programs and more information will be handed out at the extension office.

The Henderson County Backroads Farm Tour is sponsored by Raben Tire, Independence Bank, Crop Production Services, Windimere Farms, Triple E Farms, Purcell Tire, Ohio Valley Financial Group, Southern States, Cates Farm, Old National Bank, Henderson County Farm Bureau, Gavilon/Peavey, Parrish Shop & Sales, Farm Credit Services and Benton-Glunt and Tapp funeral homes and Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

For more information about the tour, call the extension office at (270) 827-8387. A digital version of the program and map is available by clicking here. Maps of the tour are also available at The Depot, 101 N. Water Street, Henderson, KY Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fernwood Cemetery Tour Set for September 24

A tour of Fernwood Cemetery is planned for September 24, starting at 9am. Tour will begin outside the parks and recreation office at Fernwood Cemetery and will last approximately 1 ½ hours.

As the City of Henderson’s oldest cemetery, Fernwood is steeped in history and tradition. Its residents include former governors, wealthy tobacco magnates, brave soldiers and the founder of Mother’s Day. The Depot Community Room’s walking tour will explore the lives of the cemetery’s famous and infamous inhabitants, and share with visitors the nearly forgotten stories of its ordinary but interesting citizens.

The tour is sponsored by the Depot Community Room, in partnership with the Henderson Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information or to make reservations contact the Depot Community Room at 270-830-9707 or e-mail leighann@hendersonky.org.