Department of Parks
Quilt Show and Book Reading Scheduled at Greenbo Lake
GREENUP, Ky. – Greenbo Lake State Resort Park’s annual Quilt Show will be held on April 18-19.
Registration for the show will be Friday, April 17, 9 a.m. to Noon. Show hours are Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, Noon till 4 p.m.
Ribbons will be awarded in various categories along with Viewer’s Choice Award and Best of Show Award. All quilts must have a 4 inch sleeve, except for wall hangings. There will also be a Merchant’s Mall. The show is free to the public. The Greenbo Quilt Show is sponsored by the Greenup County Quilt Guild.
For more information, call Paul Verespy at 606-473-7324.
On May 2, Kentuckians who have had a near-death experience will share their personal stories with a reading from the book “Appalachian Angels” at Greenbo Lake.
“Appalachian Angels” was edited by a Carter County native, Sylvia DeLee Davis, and contains 39 stories. Several northeastern Kentucky residents are included in this spiritual anthology.
The book opens with an account by Christi Porter of Ashland, who describes her harrowing plunge into an icy river. Porter was an employee of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park at the time of her accident. WKYT-TV of Lexington was so impressed with Christi’s story of survival that a reporter traveled to Greenbo to interview her.
The reading is at 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Jesse Stuart Lodge and is free to the public. For more information, contact Stephanie Poplin at 606-473-7324 or 800-325-0083.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park features a lodge with 32 guest rooms and Anglers Cove Restaurant overlooking Greenbo Lake. Activities include camping, fishing, hiking and swimming. The park is located in Greenup County about 15 miles west of Ashland. From I-64, take exit 172 north and follow Hwy. 1. For specific directions, call 800-325-0083.
The Kentucky 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