Whitesburg KY

Blackey Day a big success

Blackey Day 2013 is now just a memory, but a good one. Everything went just the way it was supposed to.

It was the biggest and best Blackey Day Festival we have ever had. The weather was perfect and we thank God for that. The crowds were good Friday evening and all day Saturday.

You saw family and friends that haven’t seen each other in awhile with smiles and hugs and that is so special. That’s what our festival is all about, making people happy, like a reunion or homecoming.

It takes a lot of time and work to make this happen, and our chairman, Loye Caudill, works harder than anyone on the committee. But the whole committee works together, each doing something different to make it all come together.

We need to mention and thank all the people who donated to our silent auction; LKLP for the shuttle bus; all the vendors, craft and food booths; The Mountain Eagle for all the advertisements we have put in the paper; WXKQ Radio’s Kevin Day and Shirley Sexton for helping us get the word out; and all the people who took the time to come and spend the day. The all-day music was great too.

2014 will be the 50th year for the Blackey Day or Blackey Improvement Committee. It’s had many chairmen and many members over the years and it’s still going strong. I have been a member for four years and I am proud to be a part of it.

The whole committee works to make our area a better place to live, and the Garden Club makes Blackey beautiful. They do a very good job.

So, for 2014 we have to work to make Blackey Day even bigger and better, and after this year that’s going to be hard to do. But this committee can handle it.

Thanks to everyone who made Blackey Day a success.

Committee members are: Chairman Loye Caudill, Brenda Caudill, Betty Hatton, Joann Walters, Jerry Caudill, Yvonne Caudill, Joe Back, Kathy Back, Susan Flynn, Jim Flynn, Tammy Whitaker, Carol Brown, Violet Watts, Paula Pratt, Justin Cornett, Jackie Cornett, Mary Adams, Artie Shepherd, Paul from Calvary, Kenny Whitehead, Wanda Whitehead and Doris Adams.

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