Mahan Nature Preserve
to hold annual family picnic
Creek to perform
for second year at nature festival
Helen E. McKinney
GOSHEN, Ky. (May 2011) For Kay Holsclaw and
Ron Missi, music is a big part of their lives. Together, they have formed
Uppa Creek and they play every chance they get.
We were both born with music in our blood and have been interested
in music as long as we can remember, said Holsclaw, who is originally
from Louisville. They have been members of several different bands,
the most influential one having been The Eddie Anderson Band.
Creek played at last
years NatureFest! at Creasey
Mahan Nature Preserve.
Individually, we got our start as classically trained
musicians, Holsclaw said. Instruments the duo play includes the
cello, Celtic harp, piano and guitar. Their sound brings a new appreciation
to old and new folk and classic rock favorites.
Holsclaw, 46, and Missi, 49, both reside in southern Indiana on Big
Indian Creek, where Missi was born and raised. When they began playing
together, we had lots of music (on paper), so we used a paddle
for our music stand extender, explained Holsclaw. We became
Uppa Creek but we had a paddle!
Uppa Creek will be participating in this years NautreFest! from
noon to 4 p.m. on May 21-22 at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen,
Ky. This is the third year for this big old-fashioned family picnic
event, said Tavia Cathcart, organizer and Executive Director of
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.
This will be the second consecutive year Uppa Creek has performed at
NatureFest! They have also performed at the nature preserve for a wedding
and a reception in what they called a beautiful outdoor setting.
We consistently have around 40-50 booths, all Mom and Pop locally
owned businesses, said Cathcart. Included will be jewelry, dulcimer
makers, photographers, artists, a tea house, sandwich shops, bison tasting,
pet groomers, a chiropractor, garden suppliers and bouncies for the
kids. Food will be provided by Burning Bush Grille, using locally provided
bison, vegetables and other products.
NatureFest! has grown successfully over the last few years. The first
year, the event had 600 attendees and 1,000 attendees last year, with
hope of having even more this year.
Individuals enjoy this event because it is fun for the entire
family including friendly pets on leashes and they can
relax and enjoy a wonderful day while seeing their neighbors and friends,
Cost is $5 per person or $20 a family.
For more information please contact Tavia Cathcart at (502) 228-4362
or visit www.KYNaturePreserve.org.
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