Not only are they looking forward to a stage production of P&P (see below), but we heard from JASNA Louisville Regional Coordinator Bonny Wise that their first Jane Austen Festival was a smashing success!
I have attached a couple pictures from our first festival held July 12 & 13 at Historic Locust Grove, a circa 1790 National Historic Landmark in Louisville, KY. 676 attended and 257 had afternoon tea. [Holy Cow! –Ed.] Joan Ray was well received and had a large crowd to hear her speak about JANE AUSTEN FOR SMARTIES. The Regency Emporium and Style Show were also very popular.
Click on the thumbnails to see larger versions of the photos. Looks like a great time was had by all. Bonny also said that a Jane Austen Festival will be held at Locus Grove next year, possibly the third weekend in July 2009. Details to come as we receive them.