Versailles shows out to support local

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – Whether it’s young entrepreneurs or local businesses, the City of Versailles is showing their support for their favorite hometown spots.

Saturday, the Twilight Festival took over Main Street of Versailles with food trucks, local artisans, a Woodford County History Roots and Heritage booth, and a cooking demonstration by Chef Ouita Michel.

Raley Smarr has lived in Versailles her whole life, and she’s come every year to the festival.

“It used to be a lot smaller, but Versailles is growing and the community is growing. It’s just good to see how many people are here to support not only each other but the small businesses,” said Smarr.

Smarr says that she’s loved seeing how Versailles has come together after the pandemic.

“I’m loving to see how Versailles has come together as a community to continue after the COVID-19 pandemic and to see them continue to come together and support local,” said Smarr.

The community did show out to support local businesses, including young entrepreneurs like Porter Brown, who runs his own lemonade stand, Porter P’s Lemonade, from his grandmother’s “she-shed.” He’s not just a lemonade connoisseur, though; he’s also an artist.

“I like to paint,” said Brown, “especially painting houses.”

Brown sells lemonade, cookies, and his own artwork from the truck, and part of the proceeds go to benefit the Woodford County Humane Society.

The Twilight Festival ran from 3 P.M. to 9 P.M.

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