Memorial Day weekend marks official summer kick-off at Breaks Park
by Times Staff Report
Memorial Day weekend marks the official beginning of summer at Breaks Park.
Splash! in the Park will open Friday, and the Jubilee in the Breaks Gospel Event is planned for Saturday through Monday. Pedal boats and canoes will be available for rental, and interpretive programming is planned throughout the weekend.
Splash in the Park opens Friday for the summer season, and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Labor Day, said Superintendent Matthew O’Quinn. The water park will open this year with the addition of a new slide with a 90-degree turn. Beginning with Memorial Day weekend, the Rhododendron Restaurant will also be open daily, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Labor Day.
Jubilee in the Breaks will run Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Scheduled to perform on Saturday are Betty Tilley, Borrowed Time, Doyal Moats, Couch Family, Gospel Grass Trio, New Journey, Gospel Redeemers, Coffmans, Marlana Vanhoose, Moore Family, Sounds of Salvation, Dee Dee & Faith Singers, Jim Sheldon, New Journey (KY Girls), Anthony Phillips, Road Less Traveled, Gateway Quartet, Gray Family, Revelation 411 and Gospel Revue.
On Sunday, the following are set to perform Gray Family, Gateway Quartet, Gospel Redeemers, Road Less Traveled, Alonzo Murphy, Violet Maynard & Family, Anthony Phillips, New Journey (KY Girls), Jim Sheldon, Sounds of Salvation, Moore Family, New Journey, Borrowed Time, Revelation 411, Doyal Moats, Betty Tilley, Dave Seratt, Gospel Revue and Deeper Faith.
Scheduled performers for Monday are Gateway Quartet, New Journey, Jim Sheldon, Sounds of Salvation, Moore Family, Betty Tilley and New Journey (KY Girls).
The performers won’t necessarily perform in the order listed. Admission to the gospel event is free, however, a love offering is taken daily.
Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky-Virginia border and is accessed by Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, please visit www.BreaksPark.com.
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