Although he is most well-known for the 11 herbs and spices that made Kentucky Fried Chicken famous world-wide, Harland “Colonel” Sanders’ life was about much more than fried chicken. The man whose face became synonymous with “finger-lickin’ good” chicken used hard work and perseverance to become recognized as Kentucky’s most famous citizen.
Sanders delved into the restaurant business in Corbin, opening a lunchroom behind a service station. His restaurant grew rapidly , and his customers made fried chicken the most popular item on the menu. He might have worked in that cafe forever if it weren’t for the building of interstate 75, forcing him to sell his place at auction.
In his mid-60s, Sanders decided to travel the country showing restaurants how to make Colonel Sanders’ Kentucky Fried Chicken. While most men his age were retiring, Sanders continued doing what he did best, cooking and selling fried chicken.
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Menu ($8/ticket, available August 1)
Macaroni & Cheese
Sweet & Unsweet Tea
Space is limited, please register to attend. Dinners begin at 615 PM, program at 7 PM. Tickets are available at the library starting August 1 for a price of $8. There are a limited number of spaces available to simply view the performance. Either way, registration is required. Sign up for program only attendance by calling 744-5661 or visiting the library.