Barren River Lake State Park July 4 set; Funding still sought for Fireworks Show

   The 2013 Barren River Lake State Park July 4 celebration, along with the July 4 Fireworks Show, sponsored by the The Friends of Barren River Lake & Park, is just a week away.
   Plans continue to be made to make this year’s celebration one of the best.
10 a.m.- Create a constellation chart of the stars, that will actually glow-in-the-dark after being exposed to the sun. This arts and crafts session will be at the shuffleboard courts next to the park’s Louie B. Nunn Lodge.
1 p.m.- Make a tie-dye T-shirt sporting the red, white and blue. Join your friends at the shuffleboard courts next to the lodge to create an original T-shirt (cost $8; $3 if you bring your own shirt).     
4 p.m.- It is the annual Whatever Floats Your Boat competition, where teams take cardboard and duct tape and create a boat that will float (with a passenger) the length of the lodge pool. Teams will race their boats against others for the coveted crown of Best Boat.
5 p.m.- Jenny Lu and the Klassic Krew will perform classic oldies and country under the tennis courts’ shelter, as preparation begins for the annual Fireworks Show.
6:30 p.m.- Show your American spirit with an All-American red, white and blue tatoo. Tattoos (temporary) will be available in the lodge’s lobby.
 9 p.m.- The July 4 Fireworks Show will explode over the lake, courtesy of Friends of Barren River Lake & Park. While the fireworks can be seen from around the lake, most visitors gather on the hillside behind the lodge and tennis courts.
For a $10 donation to the Friends of Barren River Lake & Park, visitors can view the fireworks without ever leaving their car by parking at the beach area, which provides an upclose view of the fireworks. (The $10 fee is per vehicle and is for one parking space only). All proceeds go to the Friends of Barren River Lake & Park. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early for parking due to the high volume of traffic and limited parking availability. Anyone arriving after 8:30 p.m. will be parked in the Glasgow Highland Field area, which is a 1½-mile walk to the lodge.
   No sparklers or other fireworks are allowed in the park.
   For more information on these events, contact Jamie Avery at or 1-800-325-0057.

   The Friends of Barren River Lake & Park, a non-profit organization, is still seeking funds to enhance the annual Fireworks Show over the lake.
   Click here to see the July 4, 2012, Fireworks Show.
   Since the state stopped funding the fireworks four years ago, the Friends of Barren River Lake & Park has been the lead organization in securing funding for the fireworks.
   All donations to support the annual July 4 Fireworks Show are tax-deductible, and contribution receipts will be provided.
Donations may be sent to:
Friends of Barren River Lake & Park, Inc.
P.O. Box 213
Glasgow, KY 42142-0213
For more information, you may contact Ann Stewart, treasurer of Friends of Barren River Lake & Park at 270-651-3161.

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