I missed a lot of things in the 17 years I lived in Louisville before college.
St. Joseph Children’s Home’s annual picnic is one of them.
The Orphan’s Picnic has been a fixture in the Crescent Hill neighborhood since 1850. According to the home’s website, “what started out as a small picnic run primarily by a group of Ursuline nuns trying to raise funds for the orphaned children in their care has become Kentucky’s biggest picnic of its kind.”
St. Joseph provides some great reasons to brave the humidity to take part in the event:
- “All proceeds that are raised with the … the annual Orphans’ Picnic go directly back into the Home to support the children’s programs.”
- “The Picnic averages 63 booths, which include, games of chance, raffles and food and beverage.”
- “Our famous home cooked chicken dinner is always a family favorite.”
I’ll be at the picnic sometime in the afternoon. Say hi if you spot me searching for this famous chicken. And please tell me if I have crumbs around my mouth.
- St. Joseph Orphans’ Picnic
- Noon-midnight, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010
- 2823 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Ky.