Paddlefest activities will begin this morning at nine-thirty with the Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at Coney Island. Great Parks of Hamilton County will be just one of several exhibitors providing activities designed to entertain and educate children. Great Parks spokesperson Kim Whitton talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what kids can expect to find at the expo. (get details at http://www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org/kids-outdoor-adventure-expo/ )
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting a special presentation celebrating “June-teenth”. Spokesman Christopher Miller says the date is significant because on June 19th 1865 the last slaves in the country were finally freed; two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed. Miller talked to WNKU’s matt Kelley about why it’s important to commemorate that day. (get details at www.freedomcenter.org )
This year's 10th annual RoeblingFest takes place in Covington on Saturday, June 21. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked spokesperson Nancy Wood, with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, how the event got its start.
Volunteers from six states will be coming together along the banks of the Ohio River to combat pollution this Saturday during Riversweep 2014. Orsanco spokesperson Lisa Cochran says more than eighteen-thousand people turned out for last year’s event and collected seven-thousand tons of trash. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Cochran if they’re still looking for volunteers. (get more information at www.orsanco.org/river-sweep )
The 13th annual Ohio River Paddlefest takes place this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with founder and chair Brewster Rhoads, who says it has become the largest paddling event in the nation.
Volunteers from the Cincinnati Community Toolbank will be partnering with people from local financial institutions to work on projects throughout the city on June 27th. Spokesman Doug Brauch talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what they hope to accomplish. (get more information at www.cincinnati.toolbank.org )