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Blackey Day schedule set

Blackey Day Festival, Oct. 11 and 12.

Friday, Oct. 11, 7–8 p.m., food and craft booths open, music, dancing and cakewalk.

Saturday, Oct. 12, starting with a big country breakfast at Blackey Missionary Baptist Church from 8–10 a.m. $5 proceeds go to the church.

All-day music, dancing, cakewalk, silent auction, bidding on a Blackey Day quilt, photo contest, people, places and things.

Must have entries in by Oct. 10 for photo contest. Entry fee is $5 for up to six photos. Applications can be picked up at the Blackey Library, or contact Wanda Whitehead at 335-3947.

Free coffee at the Blackey Senior Citizen/Community Center.

We have 28 craft booths with some amazing, talented people showing off their craft of food, music, dancing, painting pictures, quilting, sewing and much more. I am proud of the talented people we have. They have some beautiful stuff.

We have nine food booths with a selection of foods too numerous to mention. But we will have blooming onions and funnel cakes. That’s a favorite of everyone.

We have Blackey Day shirts; t-shirts $10; longsleeved t-shirts, $12; sweats $15; and hats $8. They can be bought at Kat’s Barber Shop at Ison, or at Blackey Day. We have the Shriners train scheduled, inflatables games and treats for the children, and it’s all free.

We will have the big tent to sit under and enjoy. We have a large space, but limited seating, so if you can bring your chair, please do so.

Some new things this year starting after the festival closes are the Carcassonne Community Square Dancers will have their dancers in the Blackey Senior Citizens/Community Center. It’s free, but they will take donations. Contact Jon Henrikson, 633-7958, or Dale Johnson, 633-2095. We will also have Thunder Over Blackey, David Walters fireworks.

We want to invite everyone to our Blackey Day Festival on Oct. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m., and Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. It’s not just a festival, it’s a homecoming. Come to Blackey to one of the best little festivals in the mountains.

Contact Loye Caudill, 606-633-4029, or Doris Adams, 606-632-3777, or 606- 634-2530.

Stage schedule:

Friday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m., Country Troubadours with Gary Joseph.

Saturday, Oct. 12, Welcome with Mountain Heritage Head Start; Loye Caudill, Chairman, Blackey Improvement Committee, and Paul from Calvary.

9 a.m., Lee Sexton and Jack Adams; 9: 30 a. m., Chad Caudill; 10 a. m., Chloe Smith; 10:30 a.m., cakewalk; 11 a.m., Bits & Pieces; 12 noon, Sunrise Ridge with Shawn Stamper, Taylyn Combs, Jack Adams, Whitney Stamper and Elias Collett; 1 p.m., Will Caudill & Route 7; 2 p.m., 7 South; 3 p.m., Black Road Bluegrass with Shonda Siler, Delbert Shepherd and friends; 4 p.m., Mountain Melody; 5 p.m., cakewalk; 5:30 p.m., Long Shot (‘70s rock & roll); 7:30 p.m., fireworks.

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