Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration Returns to Frankfort Avenue

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The Frankfort Avenue Business Association's “Olde Tyme Christmas on Frankfort Avenue” will be held Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The celebration will include annual events, such as the Santa Sprint Run and Stroll, the festive Dog Walk, and the Good Neighbor Awards. 

Attendees will also enjoy special retail sales and exhibits, holiday refreshments, and free trolley and horse and carriage rides up and down Frankfort Avenue - from Mellwood to Stiltz Avenue. It is rumored that Santa Clause himself will make an appearance at the Louisville Water Company where he will take photos with children. Schedule of Events 9:00 a.m. - 13th Annual Santa Sprint and Stroll (8:00 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. start) A 5km (3.1 mile) run and walk, or a one mile walk, beginning at Barrett Middle School (corner of Grinstead Drive and South Peterson Avenue - enter from Peterson). The course is flat and runs along historic Frankfort Avenue in Crescent Hill and Clifton. $17.00 early entry (postmarked by November 26), or $20.00 late entry (after November 27). All participants receive a high-quality, long sleeved t-shirt, and prizes are awarded to top runners in various age groups. Proceeds benefit United Crescent Hill Ministries. Registration forms are available at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street. Call (502) 893-0346 for more information. 10:00 a.m. - Holiday Dog Walk – Participants will meet at the Crescent Hill Library Parking Lot, walk to the corner of Clifton and Frankfort, and return back to the Library. Prizes will be handed out for the most festive dog! Call (502) 585-3430 for more information. 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. - Horse Trams and free trolley service up and down Frankfort Avenue.12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. - Santa will greet families in the tent at the Louisville Water Company.

2:00 p.m. The Good Neighbor Awards will be presented in front of Margaret's Consignment, located at 2700 Frankfort Avenue. 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. – 7th Annual Peterson-Dumesnil Holiday Home Tour. Local decorators will adorn the Peterson-Dumesnil House and five local home owners will dress their homes in holiday finery. The trolley, the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra and a silent auction complete the evening. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at Margaret's Consignments, 2700 Frankfort Avenue, or at http://www.petersondumesnil.org. For additional information, please contact Joyce at (502) 895-2654.

For more information about this year’s “Olde Tyme Christmas on Frankfort Avenue,” stop by any participating business or visit www.frankfortave.com.
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