LEXINGTON, KY (October 28, 2004) This year’s Southern Lights Stroll will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park on Thursday, November 18, to benefit God’s Pantry and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.
Sponsored by Dever Golf Cars, Inc., John’s Run/Walk Shop, Mix 94.5, Majic 105.5 and Modern Sound, the stroll begins at 7 pm the night before the grand opening of Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights at the park. Participants are encouraged to locomote by foot through three of the four miles of dazzling holiday light displays by running, walking, jogging, dogging or simply strolling while enjoying the sights. Dogs on leashes are also welcome and gift bags will be given to each dog courtesy of Incredipet.
The Southern Lights Stroll is complete with the return of popular light displays from the past, new displays and the requisite picture-perfect scenes of horses in paddocks along the route. The Kentucky Horse Park is also introducing a new 5k race the night of the stroll.
A food drive benefiting God’s Pantry will be held in conjunction with the Southern Lights Stroll, as participants are asked to bring at least one (and preferably more) non-perishable food item to help needy families and individuals in Central Kentucky.
Pre-registration is $15 and $20 the day of the event, and includes a free long-sleeve t-shirt. Registration forms can be picked up at the following locations: the Kentucky Horse Park, John’s Run/Walk Shop, The Pavilion and area YMCAs.
For more information on the 3rd Annual Southern Lights Stroll, contact Sherry Logan or Nicole Rivera at 859-259-4266 or 259-4226.
Daytime admission to the Kentucky Horse Park from November 1st is $9 for adults, $6 for children 7-12 and children six and under are always admitted free of charge. Admission includes American Saddlebred Museum. Open from 9 am until 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday, the five-day winter schedule and rates will be in effect until March 14, 2005.
The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003. The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington. The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.