Oldham County Day Entertainment
Helen E. McKinney
(July 2009) Interacting with the crowd and
motivating others is what performing is all about to the members of
Longshot. A positive reaction from the crowd is all it takes for them
to kick into high gear with their country sound thats appealing
to all ages.
Longshot has officially been together now for a year as
a five-member band, but several founding members have known one another
for years. Drummer Joe Conner, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Robert
Truman, and vocalist Kristie Woosley have been singing together for
the last 10 years.
On July 11-12 the Oldham County Golf Championship
will take place at Eagle Creek Golf Course.
A Grand Marshals Luncheon will be held
at noon on July 14 at the John Black Community Center in Buckner to
honor this years Grand Marshal, Brad Clifford. Tickets are $12
Oldham County Day wouldnt be complete
without the annual Dancing in the Street performance the
night before the big day. The Vinyl Kings will take the stage from 5
to 7 p.m., followed by Bobby and Diane Bramlett from 8 p.m. to 11:30
Oldham County Day kicks off bright and early
with the La Grange Rotary Clubs All You Can Eat Pancake
Breakfast served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the La Grange Community
Center. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under.
After filling up on pancakes, attendees can
watch the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. at Fifth and Jefferson streets.
The parade will travel through downtown La Grange, led by Clifford.
La Grange Christian Church will feature a
Childrens Carnival and the Louisville Bats Buddy Bat
will be signing autographs from noon to 1 p.m.;
DeHaven Baptist Church will sponsor an Open
House where Oldham County Day-goers can come in to rest and relax amidst
cool air and water will be provided;
DeHaven will also sponsor Family Games on
the Courthouse Lawn from noon until 2:30 p.m.;
A Football Auction will take place from 11:30
to 1 p.m. at the Garden Party Porch, where John Manning and Band will
perform from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The lineup for performers on the East Lawn Stage includes
Whiskey Tango, Adorations, Rhonda Rainwater and Longshot. The Second
Street Gazebo will feature Rock n Country, Phos Hilaron Band,
Detour, Kentucky Gold Cloggers, The Rezzurrectors/Exit Up, and Jim Needler/Brother
Dave Sapp. The American Pride Cloggers will perform on the Courthouse
steps from noon to 12:30 p.m., and Living Statues will stage a presentation
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Oldham County History Center grounds.
For information on the County Golf Championship
contact Tim Curtis at (502) 225-0655. To purchase tickets for the Grand
Marshals Luncheon contact Victoria Motyka at (502) 225-1517, Ann
Brown at (502) 222-0023 or purchase at Blooms on First Street in La
Grange. For more information on the Annual 1M and 5K Races, contact
Peggy Kilgore at (502) 222-9358 or ymcalouisville.org.