Chautauqua of Colonel Sanders at Senior Center

Come see Harland “Colonel” Sanders at the Anderson County Senior Center as part of a Kentucky Chautauqua presentation sponsored by the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club and the Anderson Community Education Center.

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. By 1963, there were more than 600 outlets selling his chicken.

The presentation will be at the Anderson County Senior Center at 7pm on Tuesday, November 21st at 7pm.  For more information, call ACE Director Elizabeth Swartz at 839-3754.

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