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Masonic Lodge hosts MW fall festival Saturday

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By Mallory Bilger

MOUNT WASHINGTON — The Salt River Masonic Lodge is ushering in the fall season stylishly this Saturday by sponsoring the third-annual Mount Washington Fall Festival.

This year’s festival is themed “A Fun Day at Crossroads” and will reflect upon the city’s history.

Lodge member Bryan Gifford said that Mount Washington was once referred to as Crossroads because of its location between Taylorsville, Louisville, Bardstown and Shepherdsville.

The festival is Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. and will combine music, shopping, food, a car show, kid’s festivities and a special noontime flag raising ceremony.

Gifford said the festival will this year have an expanded children’s area that includes an Astro Jump, Extreme Bungee Jump, pony rides and more.

Musical entertainment is planned for all day and will include karaoke, the Gene Branham Band, Affinity, The Dave Kehm Project, The Soggy Britches Boy and more.

Booths will include arts, crafts and food vendors that will be lined up on Old Bardstown Road between Highway 44 and Water Street.

The flag raising ceremony and armed forces recognition will take place at the city’s memorial park next to the Mount Washington United Methodist Church.

The food court, children’s activities and music stage will be located in the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington’s CLC parking lot on Old Bardstown Road.

Tickets are on sale for a special give-away the day of the festival that includes a three-night stay in a one-bedroom Hidden Mountain Resort cabin in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and $200 spending money.

The contest is sponsored by the lodge and First Federal Bank. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and can be purchased by contacting Gifford, at the First Federal on Old Bardstown Road or the day of the festival.

For more information about the festival, contact Gifford at 693-0996.