Oldham Lions Club
to present Crestwood Fall Festival
with plenty of entertainment
Helen E. McKinney
CRESTWOOD, Ky. (September 2012) John Young is used
to handling different catering events. But when he saw someone flipping
pancakes at lightening speed, he decided this was the franchise he needed
For the last three and a half years, Young has managed Chris Cakes Pancake
Catering from his home in Jeffersonville, Ind. He owns a custom designed
griddle that was especially made to flip 52 pancakes in three
minutes. I can feed 250 people within an hour, said Young.
I use my own mix, which is stone ground and multigrain,
he said. Young can even make up different shapes to have on display,
such as The Simpsons, cats, dogs and bears.
Young has set a Guinness
World Record for his pancake
tossing. He was helped at the
Indiana State Fair by Indiana
First Lady Cheri Daniels.
So adept is Young at flipping griddlecakes, that he holds
the Guinness World Record for the highest tossed pancake. He even received
a call from the Rachel Ray show to take part in a pancake episode, but
the idea was cancelled before the episode was filmed.
Young usually participates in indoor events, such as church or school
functions, but he will be serving up pancakes for the second year at
the outdoor Crestwood Fall Festival. Its good, clean fun.
I enjoy doing it. There are not too many family oriented things such
Individuals can sample Chris Cakes $5 all-you-can-eat pancake
breakfast at the Crestwood Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8. Breakfast
will be available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The free festival runs from
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Maples in Crestwood.
The festival is sponsored by the South Oldham Lions Club, and net proceeds
from the breakfast go to the club for their various community works.
Parking on site is available for a $5 donation to the Lions Club, which
will be collected at the gate.
This is an event right in many peoples backyard, said Dell
Courtney, coordinator for the Crestwood Fall Festival. The South
Oldham Lions Club has been in existence for over 60 years, and it is
a fundraiser for their charitable projects.
This annual event lets more people know about the Lions Club and
what they do. It may encourage others to join or support the club,
A six-member committee plans this event, which taken place in the
heart of Crest-wood, for the last three years, said Crestwood
Fall Festival Chairman Koss Kinser. Orga-nizers hope to kick off the
festival with a salute to the South Oldham Little League ball teams.
The daylong activities and displays will include the Antique Iron Club,
new car displays, health screenings, Civil War encampments, restored
antique military equipment, local business and nonprofit vendors, arts
and crafts, food vendors, political booths, a Dunking Tank, face painting,
old fashioned games and races, and inflatables.
We hope to have a train ride for kids this year, said Kinser.
Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Kosair Childrens Medical Center
are sponsoring the childrens activities.
Kinser said the Lions Club will be conducting a 50/50 raffle. Only
1,000 tickets will be sold, at $10 each, Kinser said. The pot
will be split, determined by the number of ticket sales with a maximum
payout of $5,000.
An addition to the festival for 2012 is a Pet Park and Blessing of the
Animals, which will be coordinated by St. James Episcopal Church in
Pewee Valley. Also on hand will be a fire engine display of modern and
antique equipment, historical displays form area communities, a Seniors
Rest Tent and sports car displays.
Entertainment throughout the day will be provided by The Taylorsville
5 with Nick Nichols, Oldham County Singers, Drs. Ellis and Milton, Six
Guns Entertainment, The Ladies for Liberty, Hog Operation and The Monarchs.
The latter two bands are popular in the local area, having performed
at many festivals, private parties and special events. Hog Operation
will play from 3-5 p.m. The band plays a style of supercharged bluegrass
music relying on traditional instruments such as guitar, banjo, bass,
fiddle and mandolin.
The Monarchs are celebrating 50 years together and have appeared in
concert with such nationally known performers as Del Shannon, the Beach
Boys, Glen Campbell and Bo Diddley. Former Louisville Mayor Jerry E.
Abramson has labeled them Louisvilles Musical Ambassadors.
They will take the stage from 5:30-7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to
bring chairs or blankets for the musical entertainment.
For more information please contact Festival
Chairman Koss Kinser at (502) 241-9456 or Dell Courtney at (502) 387-4412
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