Sanders Park in Corbin Unveiling
After 6 years of raising funds and planning, Sanders Park is ready to be officially opened, and the six foot bronze statue of Colonel Sanders is ready to be unveiled. The Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission is thrilled to invite all members of the public to join us in celebration for the Sanders Park dedication ceremony and statue unveiling which will take place on Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 5:30pm. The park is located at 201 S. Main Street in downtown Corbin. Join us to experience our newest attraction and to celebrate the man who never gave up on the quest for the American Dream!
Colonel Harland Sanders is arguably the most recognized face around the globe, and Corbin, Kentucky’s most famous citizen. Outside of Cumberland Falls State Park, the original Sanders Café and museum is the most highly sought attraction by tourists coming to and through Corbin. Colonel Sanders got his start in Corbin, KY in 1930 at a Shell Oil service station at the age of 65. He was a man on the quest for the American Dream, starting first by serving meals to guests in his living quarters, and eventually building the first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. Known not only as the man who created the “finger licken good eleven secret herbs and spices”, or as the man who revolutionized the way chicken is fried, Col. Sanders is also known for his generosity in aiding charities, setting up scholarships, and funding projects to help children such as the Trillium Medical Center.
For more information, please contact the Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission office at (606) 528-8860 or visit corbinkytourism.com