Hemphill Community Center welcomes the newly named Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center. The Fleming-Neon Senior Center is made up of the former Colson Senior Program, the Boone Fork Senior Program, and the Hemphill Senior Program. We are very happy to have them utilize our facility at the Hemphill Community Center and hope it will quickly become home to each and every one of the wonderful seniors in the area.
The Coal Miner’s Memorial Festival will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1. Please make plans to be with us all day. There will be great music on the outside stage and open mic time too. More details will follow soon. Admission free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
This festival is a collaborative effort with the Letcher County Coal Miner’s Monument Committee, Letcher County Tourism, Letcher County Fiscal Court, various other private donors, and Hemphill Community Center. Special thanks to Rob Fleming and Mark Spangler for their tireless efforts to make this an annual event to celebrate coal miners and honor the fallen.
Fleming- Neon Senior Citizens Center July news:
July 30: Potluck Luncheon for those 60 years old or older. Bring a covered dish and come on to lunch.
Weekly: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. we will be doing exercises to help combat arthritis.
Weekly: Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. we will be playing Bingo.
The Fleming-Neon Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call (606) 855-7567.
Hemphill Community Center announcements: Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted weekly. www.facebook.com/pages/ Hemphill-Community- Center.
Friday Nite Pickin’ — On Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m., Will Caudill and RT 7 will be back with their very unique sound and original songs along with some much loved standards. Come on out and dance and get to know our lively friends. You will always have an open invitation and friends who will teach you to dance if you don’t know how. Smiles will greet you upon arrival and don’t worry about fitting in. There are friends you haven’t met yet among us.
Friday, Aug. 8: The Country Troubadours
Friday, Aug. 15: Cross Country Bluegrass
Friday, Aug. 22: Dawson Creek
Friday, Aug. 29: Sunrise Ridge
Aspiring singers and musicians who want to share their talents are invited to play during intermission on Friday nights. The target audience is bluegrass/country/ folk. Limit two songs per individual/group until all who wish to pick have had a turn. Rotation as time allows. You will always find a kind and receptive crowd. We have some veteran musicians playing in featured bands who played their first public appearance as a novice on our stage. This is an opportunity to break the ice and get your feet wet so to speak. Everyone welcome! Family fun for all ages. Kids get in free when accompanied by an adult. Good food, good music, good fellowship.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.