Every day the Jewish Community Center has something fun to do. But on August 23, it will have 125 fun things to do to celebrate its 125 years of service to the Louisville community.
The JCC 125 Festival will be 1-5 p.m. and will be a free, fun, family-friendly festival, said Lenae Price, who is helping plan the event. “The JCC has been serving the community for 125 years, and this is our way of saying thank you,” she said. “Wear your bathing suit and tennis shoes because you’ll get a chance to use both!”
Some of the activities available include, crafts, pool games, sports, health and wellness demonstrations, food trucks, adult beverages, face painting, Sno Cones, a beanbag toss, live entertainment, karaoke and so much more. There will be multiple events going on at the same time, so there’s never a chance to be bored.
“My vision is to use the whole outside of the JCC,” said Abby Tasman, co-chair of the event. “We’re going to have something fun for all age groups. There will be something for every member and people who don’t know much about the JCC can come and find something to do.”
“I think this will be a great opportunity to get people with kids and without kids to come and enjoy a day at the JCC and remember why they love the JCC,” Co-chair Michelle Tasman said. “It’s also a chance for people who don’t know about the JCC to come see all the different things they can do here on a daily basis.” The festival is open to everyone, not just members.
“This event is also for everybody who has driven past the JCC and thought, ‘I wonder what’s going on in there.’ Here is our chance to show them,” Price said. In the tradition of service, the JCC has teamed up with the Yum! Brands Foundation to feed the needy with a “Food, Glorious Food” drive. Visitors to the festival are invited to bring non-perishable food items to donate to local food pantries.
“The JCC has served the community for 125 years and continues to do so with this event,” Price said. “We encourage everyone to bring their canned food items to this free event and join us in having a day filled with fun and continue to help feed the needy in our community.” Michelle Tasman agreed.
“They can come out and also support a really good charity,” she said. “There will be music and fun prizes. It will be really fantastic.”