Guess what? It’s almost time for the Blackey Day Festival, Oct. 12 and 13, sponsored by the Blackey Improvement Committee, starting at noon on Friday, Oct. 12. All the food and craft booths and the silent auction will open, and music all afternoon and evening.
So come early and spend the afternoon and evening with us. Eat at the food booths. The big tent will be available to sit under, and you might want to bring a lawn chair. Seating is limited sometimes.
Saturday, Oct. 13, starting at 9 a.m., the renowned banjo player Lee Sexton will start everything off and then the Blackey Mountain Heritage Head Start will perform for us. You never know what they will do, but they are so cute.
All the food and craft booths will be open and the silent auctions with several real good donations from out of state, Tennessee, and lots of good local donations also. So come visit us and go shopping.
We will have inflatables for the children, sponsored by MCHC CEO Mike Caudill; a Shriners’ train, sponsored by Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward; drug education; free gifts; bracelets and treats for the children sponsored by candidate for Sheriff of Letcher County, Mickey Stines.
All of it is free for the children. After all, children are our future.
The Blackey Library will have displays of its oral history. Go check it out; it is real neat.
We have the community center hospitality with free coffee all day. We have something new to add to Blackey Day this year, a corn hole tournament. It will be held at Calvary Campus on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. I hear the winners will receive a treat.
The tractor train will be here also, and it’s fun to take a trip around Blackey.
We look forward to seeing everybody who comes to Blackey Day every year. It really is like a class reunion or a homecoming, and we look for you, and if you are not there, we miss you.
So come visit us and stay all day. We have 26 craft booths with the best display we have ever had.
The food booths and the variety of food get better every year. We have eight food booths.
We have Blackey Day tee shirts, sizes small to 3X and caps for $12.
The Blackey Missionary Baptist Church will have its ‘Big Country Breakfast” on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 to 11 a.m., for $5. All proceeds will go to the church.
So, take a trip down Highway 7 South to the big blue bridge. You will be at Blackey. We have the very best little festival.
For more information, call Doris Adams, 606-634- 2530, or Loye Caudill, 606- 633-4029.