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‘Culture Hub’ sets free celebration at Cowan

An organization billing itself as the Letcher County Culture Hub has announced it will hold an event at Cowan Saturday “to celebrate all the work it has been doing since its inception two years ago.”

Culture Hub officials say the April 21 event, set to begin at 1 p.m. at the Cowan Community Center, “has been in the planning for months (and) will include music, food, arts, crafts, a play reading, a free community dinner and a square dance, along with guests from around the region and across the country.”

In addition to music performed by Lee Sexton, Ron Short, Kevin Howard, Nate Polly, Bak2Bak, Debbie Tuggle Pendley, and Mitchella Phipps, the celebration will include the reading of an Appalshop/Roadside Theater play, “The Future of Letcher County”, based on stories and interviews with Letcher County residents followed by a community discussion that will begin at 2 p.m.

“The event is free to the public and everyone in the region is invited to come on out and help us celebrate all that is good about Letcher County. We have a diverse musical lineup that includes everything from traditional mountain music to rock and roll,” said Malcolm J. Wilson, the event chair.

A news release announcing the event says, the Appalshop-affiliated Letcher County Culture Hub is a growing network of community-led organizations which work together to build a culture and economy where we own what we make.”

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