Department of Parks
Black History Weekend At Greenbo Lake Feb. 9-10
GREENUP, Ky. – Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will be celebrating Black History Month during the weekend of Feb. 9-10 with special programs and entertainment.
On Friday, Feb. 9, the Morehead State University Black Jazz Ensemble will perform at followed by Dr. Francene Botts-Butler, also of Morehead State, with an keynote performance – a salute to African-American History by Kentuckians.
On Saturday, the I-Town Soldier’s Step Team from Ironton (Ohio) High School under the direction of Annette Scott will perform at The Burlington Men’s Choir from the First Baptist Church in Burlington, Ohio, will perform at And at , guests will be entertained with a performance from the Kentucky Humanities Council’s Chautauqua program. The program will be on “Dinnie Thompson – No Ordinary Woman – 1857-1939.” Erma J. Bush portrays Thompson, who was born into slavery in Louisville and was later freed.
The park will also offer special lodge rates for the weekend. Greenbo Lake has a lodge, restaurant and gift shop. Call 1-800-325-0083 for information and reservations. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is located just seven miles off of Highway 23, known as “The Country Music Highway.”
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov