Monday, January 2, 2017

100 Things I Love About Shelby County!

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In honor of our a new year, we decided to make a list of 100 things I love about Shelby County! There are many, many more things I love about this town, but these quickly came to mind!

The friendly folks I've met!
Great police and fire service!
The way the community comes together to help others!
The Shelbyville Horse Show jubilee and Shelbyville Horse Show!
The Shelby County Fair!
Enjoying the fish frys, camping, and renting paddle boats at  Lake Shelby.
Great teachers at SCPS
The new playground at Clear Creek Park- can't wait to see the next phase!
The new indoor playground- Kaleidoscopes on Main Street.
$1 summer movies at the Shelbyville theater!
Letting the kids explore the play pods on the Adventure Trail at Red Orchard Park
The dog park at Red Orchard!
Woofstock!
Alpaca tours!
Time-saving with Kroger clicklist
The many places to get fit.
The Kids Eat Free options around town.
Light the Night at Mulberry Orchard!
The Lots 4 Tots consignment sell at the Fairgrounds.
Tomatoes from Ambrosia Farm!
The car cruises and street parades throughout the year!
U-Pick Strawberries
Shaved Ice from Tropical Snow!
All the 5Ks that are run throughout the year! We did our first family 5K last fall!
Swimming at the Family Activity Center. We love the slides!
Picking strawberries at Gallrein in May!
The different farms that allow for horseback riding and lessons.
Admiring the beautiful daylilies at Finchville Daylily Garden's Daylily Daze in the summer!
The Rooted in Shelby Program!
The Miller Outdoor Education Center, which is Open Saturdays from 10-2.
Family Night at Baskin Robbins.
Doughnut dates at Donut Express.
Playing a game of tennis or basketball at Clear Creek Park
Walking the new Clear Creek Greenway trail.
The great gals I've met at SFB's Mops group.
Getting a group together and play soccer at Finchville Park.
The skate park in Shelbyville.
The Shelbyville Fountain.
Project Play at Simpsonville Park.
Family Movie Days at the library.
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Lake Shelby
The unique classes that the classes the library offers like Zumba!
Ms. Sara Beth and story hour at the library!
Discovery Gym- for school and/or gymnastics.
The annual princess and pirate  tea party at the library.
Awesome programs- Simponville Parks & Rec. & Shelbyville Parks.
The library book mobile.
The Fireman's Fall Bonanza was a blast!
The Shelby County Fair
Coffee from 6th and Main!
Buying veggies to plant from Hilltop.
Marilyn's Song Garden!
The summer reading program at the Shelby County Public Library.
Enjoying shows at the Shelby County Community Theater!
The Christmas Tree Farm that opened up!
Starbucks....nothing bad about coffee!
The American Saddlebred Horse Farm tour.
The Shelbyville History Museum.
The gas is usually always cheaper than Louisville!
The annual Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour!
Collecting Easter Eggs and visiting with the Easter Bunny at Red Orchard Park.
Love having fun at the Spring Festival & Craft Show at Mulberry Orchard.
The Trims and Whims Craft Show.
Tractor Pulls!
First Saturday Walk Abouts!
Tastes and Tunes!
U-Pick blueberries.....yum
6th Street Live!
The recycling center- great for all those holiday boxes I had!
Learning about recycling and our environment at Red Orchard Park's Earth Day Celebration.
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The Simpsonville Fall Festival, including the parade.
Welcoming Fall with the Finchville Festival.
The Waddy Labor Day parade.
All the informative and fun events at the Shelby County Extension Office!
Watching Santa come down Main Street at the Christmas Parade in December.
Watching Simpsonville and Shelbyville light up for the holidays.
All the yummy and local finds at Shelby County Farmer's Market.
Listening to the tunes at one of Shelbyville's downtown concerts this summer.
The US 60 yard sale.
Adult winter read at the library.
Lots of outdoor fun and places to play
Will's Grill BBQ....yum!
Treats from Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen!
Unique shops like Woodworking maniac
Science Hill!
Such a caring community with so many ways to give back
Free kids buffet during the week at Hometown Pizza!
All the beautiful farms and animals you pass while driving around the outskirts of town.
Building a wooden project with your child at Lowe's Build and Grow each month.
Weekly music at Talon Winery on Saturday evenings.
Gallrein Farm's- the petting zoo, the delicious deli, the green houses, and the Fall Fun!
Mulberry Orchard- the playground, Fall Fun, the apples and peaches, and their yummy kitchen!
Fishing at Guist Creek
Shop, Bop, and Island Hop at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass during the summer.
Walking down Main Street and browsing the unique shops.
Having some coffee (ice cream for the kids) at Harvest Coffee & Cafe.
Playing with the chicks at Metzger's County Store or Rural King.
The deals at Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.
Mulberry Orchard peaches and apples
Pumpkin picking!
My family loves Taqueria Tsunami (at the outlet)!
Mexican Food is my favorite- lots of choices around!
Bellhouse Restaurant and Old Stone Inn are great!

It's a wonderful place to raise a family!

OK...that may be more than 100...........

What do YOU love about Shelby County?


2 comments:

  1. I love that this community is a loving community that cares for its people. People rally around agencies and people who are in need. These agencies and people need our help all year round. Many of them are ones you can get your whole family involved and pass on the light to the next generation. We are blessed with so many "THINGS" but there are many in the community who do not have access to them due to living situations, lack of transportation, limited income, etc. Many of our local churches are very involved and may be a good place to start to get involved as well. We have a strong community here that is struggling right now like a lot of our cities with issues of drugs, hunger, homelessness, etc. Together and with constant prayer we can be stronger. Check the local newspaper for volunteer opportunities to help young and old, animals, the sick, the homeless, the hungry and those in need. Many people want to help out at Christmas, but the needs are all year long.

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  2. I found out doing geanology research my ancestors, my mom's dad side.... help start Shelbyville, Aquilla Whitaker, and started Whitaker's Acre (now Red Orchard Park)....first minister known in Ky...John Whitaker. Who knew!!

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