Tuesday, 09 10, 2013
Gil Lawson, 502-564-4270, ext 168
or Julian Slone, 800-325-0142
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. -- Road to Fame winner Holly Vival Thompson, in association with Road to Fame and the Kentucky State Parks, is spearheading a cleanup effort to build awareness on the importance of keeping lakes, rivers and streams clean.
Thompson, along with some of the other Road to Fame finalists, will be going out on pontoon boats at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, to pick up plastic bottles, aluminum cans and trash from Dewey Lake. Thompson plans to tour eastern Kentucky schools in an effort to bring awareness to the problem of littering in waterways.
"This is a generational problem, and I feel that we need to combat this problem through educating our young people for their future," Thompson said.
A news conference will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the atrium of May Lodge at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, with Thompson, to announce this program. This will be followed by a live concert at 6 p.m. at the park featuring Thompson and some of the Road to Fame's Top 10 contestants.
"If you are positioned as a role model, you have to exemplify it. You have to use your God-given talents to make a difference in this world. I’m very proud of her, and will help this program in any way," says Bernard Porter, president and founder of PCG Nashville.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park offers something for everyone. Located on the 1,100-acre Dewey Lake, the park has a lodge and conference center as well as fishing, boating swimming and more. The park also has cottages, a campground and a restaurant. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call 1-800-325-0142.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov