By Portia Williams
SOUTH SHORE, Ky. —The Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge Historical Society is gearing up to host the ninth annual ‘Dinner on the Bridge,’ on Saturday, June 20, beginning at 6 p.m. The event offers a unique experience of history, delicious food, music and wine tasting.
According to the The Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge Society, the bridge is the oldest, longest, single span, covered bridge open to traffic, in the world. William Seacrest, acting chairperson for The Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge Historical Society, said they are expecting another successful event this year.
“We are looking forward to it, and hoping to have a full house this year,” Seacrest said. “We have been using the Facebook page to solicit more people, so we will see how it goes.”
There will be a free wine tasting from 5 to 6 p.m., by local wineries including Rock Springs Winery at Carter City and the CCC Trail Vineyard at Morehead. According to Seacrest, there will be live entertainment at the Dinner on the Bridge event, and the details regarding it are forthcoming.
Participants are encouraged to arrive via the East Tygart Road off the AA highway – Ky. Rt. 10 (3 miles from US 23) as this gives access to ample parking in the nearby fields. There is limited parking on the Ky. Rt. 7 entrance side of the bridge. Dinner will be served come rain or shine.
The cost for the dinner is $25 per person, and participants are encouraged to make their reservations as there is a bridge weight restriction programmed at 125 participants. Reservations may be made by calling Dixie at 606-420-4008. Payment will be made at the bridge using a check or cash in return for an entrance wristband. Reservations may also be made online at www.facebook.com/events/1451222448511887.
The Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge Historical Bridge Society will allocate proceeds from the event for the continued preservation of the Greenup County Covered bridges.
Reach Portia Williams at 740-353-3101, ext. 1929, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.