submitted by: Lisa M. Anspach, Friends of Nolin Lake Special Events Coordinator
The Friends of Nolin Lake hosted the annual Rex Hurt Memorial Nolin Fest on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Moutardier Recreation Area. Thanks to the FONL sponsors, this event is free to the public with inflatables, live music, and a fireworks show.
This year’s festival hosted food vendors with food options varying from shaved iced, funnel cakes, popcorn to ribeye sandwiches and lots in between. Several product vendors in a wide range of products and services were also set up giving attendees many options to shop. Nolin River Lake US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District Rangers and volunteers were set up sharing the importance of water safety and wearing a life jacket. Rangers on water patrol visited boats prior to the fireworks and provided a courtesy reminder of proper us of navigation lights and anchor lights providing glow sticks if any lights were out. Friends of Nolin Lake sponsors, Renegade Marina & Outdoor Center and Jacob’s Home Furnishings were set up near the FONL booth with pontoon boats and various home furnishings to view and purchase and Boy Scout Troop 597 assisted in parking the estimated 1,000 of folks in attendance.
The evening ended with Andy and the Rockers rocking the stage until dark when they turned the entertainment over to the firework display over the lake. Over 180 boats were on the water and even more folks lined the shoreline and pavilion area to enjoy the show. Photography services were donated by Jackilyn Photography and are available on our social media pages. Thanks to all who came and participated in Nolin Fest 2019!
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