Local business to celebrate Kentucky Statehood Day

Bi-Water Farm and Greenhouse displays the KY Proud logo on the wall of their general store. Photo by Kelly Brightmore

Jamilyn Hall

June 1 is Kentucky’s day to shine, according to Lisa R. Kindel, marketing coordinator for Boone Creek Creamery and the Kentucky Proud Store. Wednesday is the first Kentucky Proud Statehood Day, but it is also the 224th Kentucky Statehood Day, or the birthday of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

I have lived in a lot of different states, and there was always an event to celebrate the state becoming one year older,” Kindel said. “I found it curious that Kentucky didn’t really do that much, because Kentucky has a lot of great things in this state that a lot of other states don’t have, or people don’t know about. So my purpose in this event is to celebrate 224 years of Kentucky.”

The event will be hosted at Boone Creek Creamery and Kentucky Proud Store where consumers can sample local and Kentucky Proud foods in honor of Kentucky Statehood Day. 

“Kentucky Proud Statehood Day, and our event at the Kentucky Proud Store at Boone Creek Creamery, brings together many of our Kentucky Proud producers to share their Kentucky Proud stories and products that locals and visitors alike can appreciate and enjoy,” Kindel said.

Those going to the event will have the opportunity to meet local food producers, the tourism commissioner, VisitLEX representatives and other politicians. Another purpose of the event is to discover what goes into making Kentucky Proud products.

Kentucky isn’t just about thoroughbreds or basketball or bourbon; we are a commonwealth of growers, makers and doers who go beyond the stereotype,” Kindel said. “We invite all Kentuckians to celebrate June 1 as a truly Kentucky event, no matter where they live.”

Boone Creek Creamery is located at 2416 Palumbo Drive Suite 110 in Lexington. The open house is this Wednesday, June 1, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the store will be open until 6 p.m. for those who cannot make that time.

The event is free, but you are asked to RSVP and direct questions to Lisa R. Kindel via email at [email protected].