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Kentucky Heritage Council Media Advisory
Woody the Kentucky Wiener and “President” Lincoln to make joint appearance Saturday at the Kentucky Book Fair

Press Release Date:  Friday, November 14, 2008  
Contact Information:  Diane Comer
(502) 564-7005 Ext. 120

Woody the Kentucky Wiener, star of the popular “Woody Book” series, and “President” Abraham Lincoln, in the person of Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg, will draw the name of the November Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail Passport prize winner.  Joining them will be Woody’s mom and author of the series, Leigh Anne  Florence

1:30 p.m. (EST) Saturday, November 15
27th Annual Kentucky Book Fair
Frankfort Convention Center
The drawing will take place at Woody’s book fair booth – Convention Center Floor, Row 2, Seat 3a

NOTE: Woody, Leigh Anne and President Lincoln will be available for interviews

Those entered in the prize drawing must have visited at least 10 Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail sites to earn enough stamps in their passport trail map to become eligible for the drawing.  In honor of the book fair, the winner will receive a Lincoln stovepipe hat filled with books including:

  • Abraham Lincoln: A Living Legacy, A Guide to Three Abraham Lincoln National Park Sites, donated by Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site in Hodgenville and the National Park Service
  • Lincoln Legacy Tasting Tour cookbook, produced by the Springfield Main Street/Renaissance Program and donated by the program and city of Springfield
  • A Practical Recognition of the Brotherhood of Man: John G. Fee and the Camp Nelson Experience, donated by Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in Jessamine County
  • Lincoln at Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln’s Family Life, Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Bicentennial Calendar 2009 and Abraham Lincoln for Kids – His Life and Times with 21 Activities, donated by the Kentucky Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Kentucky Historical Society

The Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail is a scenic driving trail across central Kentucky highlighting more than a dozen historic sites associated with the president, his family and friends – places that in some way influenced him throughout his life and shaped the Lincoln legacy.  The trail passport program is a fun incentive to encourage travelers to make Kentucky and the heritage trail their destination.  For more, visit

Those interested in qualifying for the monthly prize drawing can get started by picking up a passport map at any trail site, all of which offer a customized passport stamp.  Get 10 stamps from any 10 sites, then present the passport at any site to register to win.  Trail-goers can also pick up a free window cling at any site for their car or home.

In addition to Kentucky, prize drawing entries to date have been received from Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana and Illinois.  Prize drawings take place around the 12th of each month through February 12, 2009, the actual bicentennial of President Lincoln’s birth.  On that day all registrants will be entered into the grand-prize drawing which will include a stay at a Kentucky state park, golf package and other prizes.

The Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail is a project of the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office in partnership with the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, Kentucky Department of Travel and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
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An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Heritage Council / State Historic Preservation Office is responsible for the identification, protection and preservation of historic buildings, sites and cultural resources throughout the Commonwealth, in partnership with other state and federal agencies, local communities and interested citizens.  This mission is integral to making communities more livable and has a far-ranging impact on issues as diverse as economic development, jobs creation, affordable housing, tourism, community revitalization, environmental conservation and quality of life.


Last Updated 11/14/2008