obo riverfront 300OWENSBORO, KY (2/16/12) - The City of Owensboro invites the region to celebrate the new Owensboro riverfront with a grand opening celebration starting Thursday, August 23 and lasting through Saturday, August 25. The tentative schedule is as follows:
 
Thursday, August 23
7:00 p.m. - Shelton Memorial Rededication Ceremony
Friday, August 24
6:00 p.m. - Launching of the Fountains (first public display of the interactive fountains in Smothers Park) to kick-off FA5
Saturday, August 25
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 am - Static display and open house at the airport
11:00 a.m. - Grand opening of the playground and spray park
1:00 p.m. - Owensboro Air Show (viewing locations at Smothers Park and English Park)
 
Mayor Ron Payne commented, “The City of Owensboro has been working to restore our glorious riverfront, and now we’re finally ready to celebrate with the nation.” Please visit www.owensboro.org and click on the 2012 Riverfront Grand Opening Schedule button for more information.
 
For more information about downtown and riverfront projects go to www.owensboro.org.
 
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