MOREHEAD, Ky. – Comedian and storyteller Bil Lepp will bring his folksy, family friendly humor to Morehead on Thursday, June 5, in a benefit dinner performance for the St. Claire Foundation.
The dinner will launch Morehead’s Trail Town Festival, which gets underway that weekend.
Lepp, a frequent participant at the Cave Run Storytelling Festival, has been featured 13 times at the National Storytelling Festival and other major storytelling festivals as well as the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. He also has appeared on Comedy Central.
Often compared to nationally known southern humorist Jeff Foxworthy, Lepp is an award-winning author as well. He has written three books of tall tales, 10 audio collections, a non-fiction book and a novel.
Invitations will be mailed soon, according to Susette Redwine, chair of the Foundation’s Signature Event Committee.
“If you’d like to be on our list to receive one, please call the Foundation office at (606) 783-6511,” she said.
“Our previous Signature Events have been very successful, so I’m sure this one will really be well received,” Redwine added. “We’re terribly excited about this new activity and hope our supporters will be, too.”
The $100-per-plate dinner will be held at the Center for Health, Education and Research in Morehead. “Friends of St. Claire” tables with preferred seating for eight people will also be available.
Reservations must be made by May 29 and seating will be limited, Redwine said.
Proceeds from the dinner will assist with preparations for a new St. Claire Regional medical office building.
“While the actual building is still in the development phase, we need to have plans in place for when we are ready to begin construction,” said Mark J. Neff, SCR President/CEO. “The new medical office building will be planned to combine the healthcare providers and services of Cave Run Surgical Specialists and Morehead Medical Specialists in one modern and conveniently located building.”