Saturday, March 5, 2011

Secret Recipe Garden

TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) is pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for the "Secret Recipe Garden” located at Sanders Park in Corbin, KY.

TOUR SEKY, The Corbin Tourism Commission and Friends of Colonel Sanders will break ground for the “Secret Recipe Garden” Saturday, March 12, 2011. The ceremony will begin at noon and will be held rain or shine.

Corbin is the home of where it all began for Colonel Sanders and his famous fried chicken recipe that made him Kentucky's most famous son. The secret recipe garden will be planted to create a beautiful green space to replace a vacant lot. The Sanders Park will be the future home of a bronze life size statue of Colonel Harland Sanders. “If you’re a proud Kentuckian, you have a special affection for Corbin and the important role it’s played in the Commonwealth's history, as well as KFC’s history,” said Rick Maynard, Public Relations Manager for KFC Corporation. “We are thrilled to see the beginnings of Corbin’s efforts to remember Colonel Harland Sanders through Sanders Park and the Secret Recipe Garden.” The Secret Recipe Garden was made possible in part through a TOUR SEKY C.I.T.Y. (Community Initiatives in Tourism for You) Downtown Revitalization Grant.

During the event, the Friends of The Colonel, a nonprofit group will unveil a small replica of the statue and launch its fundraising website and brick campaign to raise funds for this statue. Representatives from KFC Corporation will be on hand to announce the first donation for the statue.
The event is free and open to the public. A Colonel Sanders look-alike who also does publicity work for KFC, will attend the event and pose for photos.
Sanders Park is located at 201 North Main Street in Corbin.

For more information, please contact Sharae Myers, Corbin Main Street Manager at 606-215-0127.

TOUR SEKY is an award winning initiative of Congressman Hal Rogers. The organization’s mission is to educate, expand, develop and market the existing and potential tourism industry throughout southern and eastern Kentucky, while contributing to the economic, cultural growth, health and awareness, and overall quality of life of the region. For additional information about TOUR SEKY visit, or call 606-677-6093.

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