Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Take a tour through Normal, Kentucky and GIVEAWAY!



Welcome to Normal, Kentucky~ where NOTHING is normal!
Hi, there. Let me be the first to welcome you to Normal, Kentucky. I’m Mayor Courtney Mackenzie.
I’ve been Mayor for three years. Since I’ve taken office, we’ve seen an increase in tourists to the Daniel Boone National Park, which is where Normal is located. I’ve also had the honor in being in the Battle at Wildcat reenactment that’s put on by the Park Historical Society.
I know your visiting during Christmas, but you should really come back in the spring and watch the reenactment, I’ll guarantee you’re going to love it.
Right now, I’d love to tell you a few places to visit while you’re here.
As you can see, our downtown buildings are all old homes that have been rehabbed into quaint shops. Normal was originally a coal town where pioneers would travel to different areas of the state, build a downtown and live there until the mines ran out.
Fortunately for us, Normal has survived, making visiting Normal a very desirable area.
Here is a list of a few of our locally owned shops:
The Cookie Crumble Bakery owned by Christine & Mallory Watson
Deter’s Feed-N-Seed owned by
Grassel’s Gas Station owned by Joel Grassel
Tough Nickel Thrift & General Store owned by Buck
The Laundry Club owned by Betts Hater
The Trails Coffee Shop owned by Gert Hobson
Happy Trails Campground owned by Mae West
Jazzercise Classes owned by Queenie
Normal Library with Librarian Abby Fawn
Normal IGA local grocery store
Normal Baptist Church, doors always open, service at 11 a.m. on Sunday
A Step In Time Consignment Store
Milkery Dairy Farm owned by Dawn Gentry and Mary Elizabeth
Where would y'all like to go first?

Let me know in the comments and enter to win ....


91 comments:

  1. The Normal Library of course!
    Wendy
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  2. As a retired librarian, the library to get a card and a book.

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  3. The cookie crumble bakery

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  4. Cookie Crumble Bakery for a sugar fix first lol

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  5. The trails coffee shop. Need that caffeine fix.

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  6. Tha Laundry Club where you do your laundry and discuss a book too.

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  7. The Trail Coffee Shop, then the Cookie Crumble Bakery, then shopping!! I love stores that are in old houses.. wandering from room to room looking for treasures.

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  8. The Cookie Crumble Bakery, then the Laundry Club.

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  9. The library, coffee shop, and thrift store.

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  10. I would go to the Trails Coffee Shop. Not only would I be able to get a good breakfast and some coffee, but it would be a great place to find out about the town and listen to all of the gossip!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  11. The Normal Library would be my first stop, followed by a trip to The Cookie Crumble Bakery!

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  12. A Step in Time consignment shop. I love going to thrift and consignment shops for all the good bargains, plus I might even hear some scuttlebutt about what's going on with solving the current mystery in Normal. Thanks for the chance to win!
    salvatoresmom71@yahoo(dot)com.

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  13. the Cookie Crumble Bakery because I would want to sample all their tasty treats. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net.

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  14. Heading out to do laundry, so I'll swing by the Laundry Club with my take-out cup of coffee from the Trails Coffee Shop and the latest Tonya Kappes mystery from the Normal Library.

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  15. Love books, so I would go to the library first!

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  16. A Step in Time Consignment Store. I bet there's alot of interesting finds there. minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  17. I think the Tough Nickel Thrift and General store.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  18. Tough Nickel Thrift & General Store
    nerdsrgood@msn.com

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  19. The Trails Coffee Shop -- got to have my morning fix!
    Griffvan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. The Normal Library pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. Tough nickel thrift and general store, I love to thrift for old books. Romero927@gmail.com. thanks for the chance.

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  22. Cookie Crumble Bakery, please! Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  23. Where would I go first? Well, I guess I’d have to go to the Happy Trails Campground to check in first. Finding a place to call home while in town would have to be first on my list. Next I’d to fortify myself for some honest shopping so I’d go to the The Cookie Crumble Bakery to try out some delicious pastries. On to checking out some shops stopping by Tough Nickel Thrift & General Store and A Step In Time Consignment Store while walking through town. By now I’d need a good strong cup of coffee so it’s off to The Trails Coffee Shop. After grabbing some lunch at the local Normal IGA local grocery store fast food section and grabbing some supplies for our campfire supper, I’d head over to the Normal Library and ask Librarian Abby Fawn which books she would suggests. Have to have a great book to read while sitting around the campfire tonight. Heading out of the library, I would spot Deter’s Feed-N-Seed. Hubby loves to garden so figure I’d stop in and see if they have his favorite type of tomato seeds or the bulk corn like we love to feed the deer that come to our yard. Then walking past Jazzercise Classes I might spot Queenie, the owner, outside changing her sign promoting her sale. We would speak a bit before I walked on. I’m sure she would tell me about Milkery Dairy Farm when she mentioned that staying health meant going to the source as much as you can. Knowing how hubby loves his milk, I want to go by on the way to the campground. Nothing like fresh milk to satisfy my thirsty guy. On the way, I’d pass Normal Baptist Church making a mental note so I’d remember how to get there come Sunday morning. The Laundry Club sits close by so I’d see it too which would be nice to see since I hate to go home from a trip with load of dirty laundry. Will be stopping by later in the week to get things all washed up. Last stop of the day would be Grassel’s Gas Station to fill up from the trip to Normal. While gassing up, I’s spy the Diet Pepsi display. Now if hubby gets fresh milk then I deserve my favorite beverage as well. Back at the campground, exhausted from a full day of exploring Normal, hubby and I would roast our wieners over an open campfire and settle down for a quiet evening of reading while just enjoying being with each other.

    Thanks for the chance a mystery box!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  24. Tough Nickel Thrift and General Store owned by Buck☘️

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  25. All of them but I'll start with Jazzercise Classes owned by Queenie then the Normal Library with Librarian Abby Fawn.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  26. The coffee shop
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  27. The Tough Nickel Thrift and General Store would provide me with everything that I would need. I pine for the old school stores and miss Woolworth's badly. Then I would visit the Trails Coffee Shop for a hot tea and treat. After that delightful repast I would head to the Normal Library since reading is my entertainment and books are my best friends. After that I would head out to the consignment store since there unique items appeal to me. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Our first stop would definitely need to be The Trails Coffee Shop, then we could map the rest of our day from there. bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  29. This town is so captivating and wonderful that I would enjoy life there. Especially visiting The Cookie Crumble Bakery where I could sit and relax and catch up with friends and sip my chai. Your town is an escape from life and the trials and tribulations which we face daily. After the bakery I would wander leisurely to the Tough Nickel Thrift and General store for necessities and then the library which is my favorite stop. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. The Trails Coffee Shop owned by Gert Hobson, as my husband is a curious, crazy connoisseur who runs on caffeine Then, the Normal Library with Librarian Abby Fawn would be my preference! BetsyPz@yahoo.com

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  32. A Step in Time Consignment Store to see what treasures I could find, followed by the Library.

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  33. The normal library!! The greatest place ever!!��

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  34. The nNormal IGA local grocery story just jumped out at me. Nostalgia, I guess. We had one in the town where I grew up. Now everyone scrunches their nose and says, "IGA?? What's that?" Thanks for the surprise giveaway!
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I would go to the bakery, then the coffee shop. I would really love to visit there. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  36. I would visit the Tough Nickel Thrift and General Store. I like thrift stores and the general store sounds interesting.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Tough Nickel Thrift & General Store owned by Buck

    kkat.edwards(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I never miss a bakery: The Cookie Crumble Bakery! lkleback at hotmail.com

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  39. A Step In Time Consignment Shop, I love to find inexpensive treasures.

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  40. Must. Have. COFFEE! So first stop will be The Trails Coffee Shop, then armed with a large to-go cup I'll be good "to go" exploring!

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  41. I would love to visit the step in time consignment store. who knows what wonderful goodies I might find. Thanks for your great generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  42. I’ll need to go to Grassel’s Gas Station owned by Joel Grassel because I’m out of gas since I drove up from South Carolina. I’ll be here a few days because I’m also doing some genealogy research in the area around Stamping Ground.

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  43. The Cookie Crumble Bakery owned by Christine & Mallory Watson

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  44. I would check in at Happy Trails Campground first. I'm hoping to stay for a while. Then the Laundry Club .I'm dying to meet these ladies!

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  45. When I move, one of the first places I go is the library to get my new card. If I'm just visiting, probably the IGA.

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  46. The Cookie Crumble Bakery. ��

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  47. The Trails Coffee Shop. Can't do anything until coffeeeeeeee.

    jeaniedannheim(at)ymail(dot)com

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  48. Milkery Dairy Farm sounds interesting.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  49. The Cookie Crumble Bakery of course! Every day is better with baked goods. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  50. The Trails Coffee Shop then hit the other places. :)
    Vicki
    nvictoria77@yahoo.com

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  51. The Cookie Crumble Bakery!
    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  52. I would go to the Happy Trails Campground first.

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  53. The Cookie Crumble Bakery would be my first stop. Having lived in Northern Kentucky all my life, some of those last names sound familiar.

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  54. I'd go to the Step in Time Consignment Store to see what bargains I could find.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  55. I would pop into the Cookie Crumble bakery. maceindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. Happy Trails Campground because I would be camping.

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  57. I'd like to visit the Normal Library first thing. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I think I'd stop to get a treat at the Cookie Crumble Bakery before checking out what goodies I could find at Tough Nickel Thrift & General Store. I love general; stores!

    cozyupwithkathy @gmail dot com

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  59. The Cookie Crumble Bakery
    peggyhyndman (AT) att (DOT) net

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  60. Hi, Thank you for the giveaway, I would go to the coffee shop first, but I would want to go to the seed store to get bird seed for birds in the park. Georgia queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  61. The cookie crumble bakery. I’ve got a strong hankering for a warm, just out of the oven, cinnamon roll and a good cuppa hot Assam tea. Don’t fret if y’all don’t have the tea...I’ll bring some for all of us and you can supply the hot water.....

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  62. The Cookie Crumble Bakery would be my first stop so I could get some goodies before they are all sold out. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  63. The Trails Coffee Shop first off for me. Then I would be ready to explore.

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  64. I'd probably be heading towards the coffee shop, unable to stop snickering at the town name (that's really tempting fate! *grin*), and have to be taken to the Normal Hospital for a breathing treatment. ROFL. My brother said once that he wanted to visit some of our more colorfully named towns and get pictures by the town name signs! ;)

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  65. A Step In Time Consignment Store

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  66. A Step In Time Consignment Store

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  67. Happy Trails Campground would be my choice in one of their cabins. It would be fun to partake in the dinner hop where you travel around the campground and taste a little of everyone's dish. Thanks for the great giveaway. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. A Step in Time Consignment Store!
    Donah42 at aol dot com

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  69. The Normal Library. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. Normal Library sounds like a good place to start.

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  71. Since it is relatively late coming into Normal, I obviously will need fuel at Grassel's Gas Station before I head out to the Happy Trails Campground to get my spot and keys. Then I will visit the IGA and The Tough Nickel Thrift & General Store to stock up on need supplies for my stay. Before I head back for some rest I definitely have to stop at the Cookie Crumble Bakery so I have a little snack when I waken!
    teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  72. Cookie Crumble first then the Normal Library....nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  73. The bakery and coffee shop. I'd also like to visit the general store and library. Those are the types of places I'd hang out.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. The Consignment Shop!! I ?LOVE resale stores!!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  75. I'd visit Happy Trails Campground owned by Mae West first, then check out The Cookie Crumble Bakery owned by Christine & Mallory Watson, sounds like a quaint town. fuades3 at yahoo.com

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  76. The Trails Coffee Shop of course! somesmartcookle at aol dotcom

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  77. My plan would be to start at A Step In Time Consignment shop as soon as they opened while I had the most energy. Then to get coffee at The Trails coffee Shop and to have one of my cookies from The Cookie Crumbles bakery. Now with the caffeine, I'd head to the Tough Nickle to look through the general store for some items that I didn't even know I needed. Then it would time to meet a friend for lunch or go to the IGA to buy things for lunch and dinner at night. Please contact me on FB at Cynthia Bayer Blain as I don't want to leave email info from past problems. Thank you.

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  78. Cookie crumble bakery and a step in time to start with.

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  79. The Trails Coffee Shop for some food so I would have the energy to visit everywhere else.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  80. I’d visit the library first. JL_Minter (at) Hotmail (dot) com.

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  81. Definitely the coffee shop, thn I'd hit the library

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  82. First the coffee shop, then onto Cookie Crumble Bakery, then I'd be set to go to the library.

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