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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Campbell County's Jolly Celebrates Half Century

No matter your age we have all enjoyed a day at the park.  Taken advantage of the jungle gyms, fishing holes, and hiking trails.  Fort Thomas is fortunate to have outstanding recreational facilities in and around the city.  While a majority of our readership is mostly familiar with local parks like Tower Park, Highland Park, and Rossford Park, I am guessing there is a healthy number of our readers who spent countless summer days on the grounds of A.J. Jolly Park

A.J. Jolly has been serving all of Campbell County for 50 years, and they’re ready to celebrate a half-century of successful operation!

Saturday, August 17 the Jolly Park Community Development Council is hosting the 50th Anniversary Celebration from 11:00am to 11:00pm.

This is sure to be a party for the ages!  The celebration provides families and park lovers the opportunity to take in the beauty of the park, as well as enjoy all the recreational activities being made available.

The activities being offered are as follows:
$ Charge $
Music Festival
Wine Tasting
Horse Trail Challenge
5K Run/Walk
Fishing Derby
Food and Beverages
Archery Challenge
Farmer’s Market
Tree Climbing
Crafter Items
Face Painting
Pony Rides
Canoe/Kayak/Sand-Up Paddle Boards
Dragon Boat Demonstration
Chainsaw Carving
Pet Adoptions
Antique Tractor Display
Night Hike
Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides

The bands that are lined up to play in the music festival are: The Campbell County High School Band, Tweed and Marty, Diane Turner & Friends, Beginnings, Trish Torline, Revolver, Borderline, Lee Roessler, Mudpies, Straw Boss, Sticky Honey, Muleshine, and the Sleepin Dogs.  Here is a link showing at what times during the day each event will begin and end if you would like to plan your visit around a certain activity.

A.J. Jolly Park has provided a peaceful sanctuary for outdoor enthusiasts for many years.  The park has served Campbell County and Northern Kentucky specifically very well.  If you are like me, you can recall a memory from the park that you could not experience anywhere else.  It is those experiences that will be celebrated this weekend; those memories that keep people coming back to those hallowed grounds in Alexandria, Kentucky.  So even though the park is not in Fort Thomas it is a jewel of Campbell County and all should celebrate it!

 For more information on the 50th Anniversary Celebration you can click here, call 859-635-4423, or email

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