Several businesses on the north end of Radcliff are hosting a Kentucky Derby celebration Saturday.

The Knox Boulevard Derby Block Party has several activities at a variety of businesses throughout the day starting at 8 a.m.

Organizer Pete Countryman said it is the first block party event for the area. The purpose, he said, is to re-introduce the community to Knox Boulevard in anticipation of the Redmar redevelopment project.

“Knox Boulevard businesses are working toward making their business district a destination point,” he said. “The greatest advocacy for small businesses in the northern end is the continuing innovation, creativity and promotion by the owners themselves.”

At the Gathering Bakery, festivities include thematic desserts and coffee along with breakfast and other foods. The bakery also is hosting a story time with the Fairy Book Mother at 10 a.m. Free children’s books will be handed out by the Radcliff Literacy Project. Activities at this location are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At TF Games, a costumed Batman will be available for photos from 10 to 11 a.m. and The Healthy Living Lounge will have a special Derby drink called the Minty Derby Down.

Countryman said there are plans to include even more business along Knox Boulevard in future events including a possible food rodeo with a variety of multicultural food trucks.

For information, call Countryman at 270-312-9775.

Becca Owsley can be reached at 270-505-1416

Becca Owsley can be reached at 270-505-1416

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