Lotus Hosts Free Festival, Saturday BBQ | News

Lotus Children’s Advocacy and Sexual Violence Resource Center invites the community to its Growing Together event! Festival & Picnic this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lotus campus in Paducah

The free event, sponsored by Humana Healthy Horizons, will feature family-friendly activities including potting flower seeds to take home, story time, expressive arts, face painting, cookie decorating, yoga, nature research and discovery activities, music, reunion therapy dogs and a free barbecue. The Paducah Bank WOW! Wagon will also be on site from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees will also be able to visit Lotus’ Hope Heal Grow Mobile, the Kentucky Child Advocacy Center’s first mobile unit.

“We know that strong communities start with strong families. Our growing together! Festival & Picnic will bring our community together to enjoy a day of fun activities, food and music while connecting with each other. All are welcome to this free event,” said Caroline Glynn Neal, Director of Communications and Development at Lotus.

Attendees are asked to park at the West Kentucky Community & Technical College Anderson lot. A free shuttle will be provided to and from Lotus and the Anderson lot. Accessible parking is available in the former Guy Gray building on the corner of Alben Barkley Drive and North Friendship Road, next to the Lotus campus.

Local businesses donated food and services to help organize the festival. Some of these businesses include Branch Out, Paducah’s Catering Company, Kirchhoff’s Bakery & Deli, Hughes Market & Meat Processing, Thornton’s Paducah Sausage Company, Coke Consolidated, Frosted by Mollie, and HealThy Self.