Department of Parks
Department of Parks Will Serve Breakfast Items At Derby Celebration
FRANKFORT, Ky. – As part of Gov. Steve Beshear’s Kentucky Derby Celebration at the Capitol on May 2, the Department of Parks will be selling breakfast items for guests.
The following items will be sold for $1 each: freshly baked biscuit with choice of country ham, sausage or chicken; homemade muffins; and apple and orange juice.
Hot coffee and ice water will be free. The food will be available from 8 a.m. to noon.
Arts and crafts will also be on display along with entertainment by performers and a farmers’ market.
To help restock the pantries of local food banks and soup kitchens, the Governor and Mrs. Beshear also are inviting visitors to the Derby Celebration to bring a nonperishable food item or make a charitable donation at the Derby Food Drive.
Representatives from Frankfort’s Access Soup Kitchen, God’s Pantry and Dare to Care will be on site to collect canned goods and accept charitable gifts to help these organizations meet the heightened demand for their services.
Several changes have been instituted this year to help reduce the cost of the event by approximately $200,000.
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 Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov