The Group Travel Leader

MAR 2017

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2 4 CHICKEN HERITAGE You may never have heard of London, the small town in south- central Kentucky, but you have almost certainly heard of one of the area's most famous figures: Col. Harlan Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Sanders established his first fried-chicken restaurant there in the 1940s, and his nephew who worked with him went on to found Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken. Today, London's annual World Chicken Festival is a tribute to the area's culinary heritage. The celebration takes place each year during the last full week- end in September (September 21-24 this year) and has been recognized as one of the top events in the state by the Kentucky Tourism Council and the Southeast Tourism Society. The highlight of the festival is, of course, fried chicken, which is prepared in the world's largest skillet. At more than 10 feet in diameter, it can cook up to 600 quarter-chickens at once. Festival attendees will also enjoy music and entertainment, a parade, and tours of the Colonel Sanders Museum. W W W.C H I C KE N FE S TIVA L .C O M 3 and Fun! 1-800-548-2048 Near Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area in the Kentucky Lakes Region on Lake Barkley — CAN HOST GROUPS OF UP TO 300 — Fishing & Boat Rentals • Water Park & Ropes Course Lakefront Condos & Cabins • RV & Tent Sites Restaurant • Outdoor Movies • Hiking • Biking Trails FOR BRING YOUR GROUP TO PRIZER POINT

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