Whitesburg KY

Coal Miner’s Memorial Festival planned Sept. 1


Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center August news:

Regular Bingo: Aug. 14, Aug. 20, and Aug. 27.

Exercise Bingo: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Will let everyone know on Fridays of schedule changes.

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’ Aug. 22 at 7: 30 p. m. Dawson Creek will be our featured band. You will enjoy them if you will come out and hang out with us. They play the best in bluegrass with hard driving and sweet high lonesome tunes. They will make you laugh too. Come on out and we promise you will be so glad you did.

Friday, Aug. 29: Sunrise Ridge

Important note: We will not be having Friday Nite Pickin’ for the month of September. We do not want to conflict with Mountain Heritage Festival events. We will re-open Friday Nite Pickin’ on Friday, Oct. 3, with Will Caudill and Rt. 7. We plan on being open every Friday night thereafter unless there is inclement weather.

The Coal Miner’s Memorial Festival will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. with opening remarks and invocation by Bro. Mike Sturgill. At 2:30 p.m., Cross Country Bluegrass will be playing the best in bluegrass. Dawson Creek will take the stage at 4:00. Last but not least, Mountain Melody will play for us beginning at 5:30 p.m. At sundown there will be a candle lighting ceremony for the fallen miners. Please make plans to be with us all day. There will be great music on the outside stage.

Due to time constricts there will not be a time for open mic during this festival. Bring two chairs and a friend and plan to hang out with us all day. Admission free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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!

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs 17:21-23

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