A 125 Festival No One Could Miss

125 Festival-0078Sunday, August 23, was a picture perfect day – sunny with scattered puffy, white clouds and warm temperatures – and a great day to celebrate the Jewish Community Center’s 125th birthday.

The JCC’s 125 Festival, which ran from 1-5 in the afternoon, featured 125 activities with plenty for everyone to do. For the grand finale, everyone gathered in the softball fields for the aerial photo printed on the front page of this paper.

The main stage featured performances by The Lost Tribe, CenterStage, CenterStage Academy, Dancensation’s Showbiz Kids, the 2014 Louisville’s Got Talent winners and Unleashed!. John Gage led a sing-a-long for children and there was karaoke, too. There were stories and games, a variety of pool activities, field games and races, a fencing demonstration, basketball and ga-ga and even scavenger hunts.

125 Festival-0125The splash booth gave festival goers the chance to drench local celebrities, including Rabbi Michael Wolk, Cantor David Lipp, Aquatics Director Johnny Kimberlin, Rabbi David Feder, JCC President and CEO Sara Wagner and CenterStage’s Frank Goodloe and John Leffert. There were also arts and crafts, food trucks, balloons, face painting and much, much more.

Abby Tasman and Michelle Tasman co-chaired the event.

JCC 125 Festival event sponsors were Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, Republic Bank, Sam Swope Auto Group, Heaven Hill Brands, Tasman Properties, The Mommy Nest, Women First of Louisville, Rodeo Drive, The Voice-Tribune, Eventualities and Yum!


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