KY Dam Village Lodge Celebrates 50th Anniversary
By WestKyStar Staff
GILBERTSVILLE, KY - Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its lodge on October 12.

The event will kick off at 11 am with a ceremony that features Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker and Marshall County Judge-Executive Mike Miller. There will also be entertainment and a memory board for those with photos and recollections of 1962. The Harbor Lights Restaurant will offer lunch for $6.20 a person with 62-cent drinks.

Later that day, the park will host a Kentucky Chautauqua performance by David Hurt as Louis "Grandpa" Jones. He was a singer, a banjo picker, a songwriter, and, in his later years, a television star during a career that spanned more than 60 years. The program starts at 4 pm.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, Kentucky Dam Village will host a pig roast barbeque on Oct. 28 as a fundraising event for the Marshall County Arts Commission. The event will be from 11:30 am to 3 pm. The cost is $10 per person, with proceeds to go to the Marshall County Arts Commission for its plans to build a children's art activity center.

Live music will be provided by Joshua Earl Tubbs, a singer and songwriter from Olive, KY, who lives in Benton.

During October, the park is offering rooms at the Village Inn Lodge for $62 plus tax a night. Special cottage rates are also available.

For more information, call 1-800-325-0146. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park at Gilbertsville features a lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, convention center and full-service restaurant.


Published 11:20 PM, Sunday Oct. 07, 2012
Updated 11:23 PM, Sunday Oct. 07, 2012