Whitesburg KY

Come home for Blackey Day

Sometimes when you live in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, you tend to take for granted all the natural beauty of our surroundings. I try not to do this, but sometimes I’m guilty of failing to appreciate all the beauty that God has given us in Letcher County.

From early spring until late fall, the wildflowers on the mountains and along the roadside abound.Then in October the mountains are so beautiful and colorful they look like a bowl of M&M candies. Then the snow covers every branch and blade of grass with ice crystals. You have just got to see it.

Like the little town of Blackey. It really is just a wide place in the road, but the people who live here take pride in where they live and who they are and where they are from. They still take time to enjoy family and friends and to help neighbors in need.

Needless to say, I love Letcher County and the Blackey area where I live. It’s surrounded by mountains that seem to protect us.

I wish everybody who was raised in Blackey could come home for Blackey Day Celebration. It’s just a wide place in the road, but there are people all over the world from all walks of life that have ties to Letcher County and Blackey.

So we hope to see you when you come home for Blackey Day.

The Blackey Committee has worked hard to bring this program together with craft booths, food booths, music, inflatables, a silent auction, cakewalks and much more.

If you make plans to stay all day, you know what they say, ‘save the best for last.’

We have booths to feed you and free coffee.

B/C food booth: corndogs, nachos and cheese, caramel apples. Blackey Presbyterian Church: hot-dogs. Russell Akers: funnel cakes. Blackey Missionary Baptist Church: big country breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and a soup bean dinner. Extended Hands: fish, frog legs, blooming onions and much more. Old Regular Baptist Church: hamburgers.

We still have booth space available. Call 633-4029 for more information.

Schedule for Blackey Day

Saturday, October 10
11 a.m. Carcassonne New Covenant Prayer Warriors
11:30 a.m. Seven South
(Lisa Braswell, Libby Smith and Friends)
12 p.m. Lee Sexton and Jack Adams
12:30 p.m. Mountain Melody
1:30 p.m. Melody Watts
2 p.m. Mountain Spirit (Gladys and Don Allen of Indiana)
3 p.m. Alice and Fred Campbell and Friends
Will Caudill and John Back
4 p.m. James Gary Back
4:30 p.m. Chad Caudill.
5 p.m. Mountain Melody
6 p.m. Coal Town.

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