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Salt River Masonic Lodge to host fall festival in Mount Washington

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By Alex Wimsatt

 MOUNT WASHINGTON - As autumn approaches, Mount Washington will welcome the season this Saturday with the annual Mount Washington Crossroads Fall Festival. 

The event, sponsored by Salt River Lodge 180, will feature a Mountain City Cruisers Car Show, dozens of craft and food vendors, an inflatable bouncer for the kids, live entertainment, open-microphone karaoke and a special flag raising ceremony. 

The festivities will kick off at 9 a.m. along Old Bardstown Road in downtown Mount Washington.

At that time, cars will be lined up along Old Bardstown Road for the Mountain City Cruisers Car Show. For more information, contact Ernie Jones of Mountain City Cruisers at (502) 593-4632.

As the car show gets going, vendor booths will open for business. 

As of Monday, Mason and event coordinator John Jarrett said 25 vendors had registered for the event, but he expects more. 

At noon, Mount Washington Mayor Joetta Calhoun will join color guards from the Mount Washington Fire Department and the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department at the City Plaza fountain for a flag raising ceremony. 

Following the ceremony, folks can venture a few feet to the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington parking lot where everyone’s invited to participate in open-mic karaoke beginning at 1 p.m. Afterward there will be live entertainment provided by local performers beginning around 3 p.m.

The Mount Washington Fire Department will be on hand with their fire training trailer and there will be an inflatable bouncer set up on the lawn behind Peoples Bank Mount Washington. 

For more information about the Mount Washington Crossroads Fall Festival, contact John Jarrett at (502) 538-4125. 

 

Schedule

9 a.m. 

-Craft and food vendors open at the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington parking lot

-Mountain City Cruisers car show along Old Bardstown Road

-Inflatable bouncers on the lawn behind Peoples Bank Mount Washington

12 p.m. 

-Flag raising ceremony at the City Plaza near the fountain

-1 p.m. Open-microphone karaoke at the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington parking lot

-3 p.m. Live entertainment at the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington parking lot