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'Big Bugs' Exhibit Scheduled To Return

big bug1 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/5/13) - Western Kentucky Botanical Garden staff and volunteers started setting up today for David Roger's Big Bugs Sculpture Exhibition. The exhibit will include 11 sculptures representing nine different bugs.

Susie Tyler, who helps oversee the facility, told SurfKY News this is only the second time Kentucky has hosted this exhibition. According to Tyler, the first exhibition was held in 2008.

"We had about 13,000 people visit then," Tyler said, noting she expects to see a similar sized crowd this fall.

The show will open on Thursday, Sept. 12, but a Walk & Talk Lunch with host David Rogers is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 10. Reservations are required for those who wish to attend this event.

Various other events, including a VW Beetle Cruise In, a two-day Scarecrow Festival, and the 2012 Grammy nominated WannaBeatles, are also scheduled to make an appearance.

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On Sunday, Oct. 6., the garden will host an open to the public and free of charge tour of the sculptures.

The Membership picnic is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Oct. 20, beginning at 2 p.m.

A complete look at the scheduled events includes:

Sept. 5 (Thursday) - Start Installation
Sept. 10 (Tuesday) – Walk & Talk & Lunch with David Rogers 11:30
Sept. 12 (Thursday) - Show opens
Sept. 15 (Sunday) – Cruise In
Sept. 20 and 21 (Friday – Saturday) – Scarecrow Festival
Sept. 29 (Sunday) - WannaBeatles
Oct. 6 (Sunday) – Independence Day
Oct. 7 Week – Fall Break
Oct. 20 (Sunday) - Membership Picnic

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David Rogers’ Big Bugs Sculpture Exhibition will run from Sept. 12 through Oct. 30. The Botanical Garden is currently open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located at 25 Carter Rd.

For more information, visit http://www.wkbg.org/ or http://www.big-bugs.com/
 
Evan Gorman
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Evan Gorman

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