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    Sunday, July 22, 2018  












2018 Tour d’ Elegance



0n Sunday July 22, 2018, the 15th

annual Tour d'Elegance will depart from the

Keeneland Library adjacent to the Keene

Entertainment Center, with the first car leaving

at 9:00 am.


The 90 mile drive this year will cover beautiful Bluegrass roads with a very special event at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky for the rest stop.  The stop will include an hour long demonstration by Stephen Powell an internationally known American glass artist, whose most notable works are elaborately colored three-foot glass vessels incorporating murrine, an Italian term for colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections. Many of Stephen Powell’s works are held in permanent collections throughout the world. He is also an award-winning teacher, and many of his students have become important glass artists in their own right.




Following the glass demonstration the drive will continue to Berea, KY for an elegant luncheon at Boone Tavern.  The historic Berea hotel, Boone Tavern was built in 1909 at the suggestion of Nellie Frost, the wife of the College president, William G. Frost. As the reputation of Berea College grew, so did the number of guests that Mrs. Frost received, reaching a total of 300 guests in one summer. Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant, named for Appalachian hero Daniel Boone, has been hosting visitors to Berea, Kentucky ever since. Distinguished guests included the Dalai Lama, Henry Ford, President and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou, and Robert Frost.


Following lunch you are invited to tour downtown Berea and enjoy the several stores along the way before returning to Lexington or returning home.


Please sign up soon for the 2018 Tour d'Elegance!


Ed and Carryl Howell


As always, proceeds benefit the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. 

The tour cost remains at $200 per car for two people plus $75 for each additional passenger.  For additional information, please contact Ed or Carryl Howell at 859.219.2247 or Email: Send email to Ed>> 

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