Whitesburg KY

Fall festival fun moves to Neon for rest of week

The annual fall festival season will continue in Letcher County this week when “Neon Area Days 2016” kicks off in downtown Neon under the promise or more beautiful weather.

The theme of this year’s two-day festival is “Families Connected Strong & True Generation to Generation.”

The festival will officially kick off with an “opening ceremony” at 11 a.m. in the stage area on Main Street in Neon. That will be followed by the Lil’ Mr. and Miss Neon Pageant at 11:30 a.m., and music beginning at Noon. Here is the rest of the schedule, including musical events set for Friday afternoon:

12 – Music begins on
stage with Ollie Profit
12:15 p.m. – Shelby Hall
12:30 p.m. – Linda Rains
& Kaye Brown
12:45 p.m. – Fred Young
1 p.m. – Fleming-Neon
Middle School program
2 p.m. – Danny L. Perkins
2:45 p.m. – Cassandra
3:15 p.m. – Emily Baker
4 p.m. – Charissa Fleming & Dakota Miller
4:30 p.m. – Open Mic
5 p.m. – 7 South
6 p.m. – An auction will
take place
6:30 p.m. – Pure & Simple
7:30 p.m. – Exit 23
Saturday, Sept. 10
11 a.m. – Parade begins.
12 noon – Awards
12:30 p.m. – Cakewalk
1 p.m. – Horseshoe tournament at Neon American
1 p.m. – Auction
2 p.m. – Highway 23
4 p.m. – State of Mind
5 p.m. – Black Bottom
8 p.m. – 2 Cool

There will be the annual Tim Hall Memorial Art Contest, and Darrell Wright Memorial Photo Contest at Neon Double Kwik. Contact Mona at 794-6814, or Lula at 855-4739. No professional entries please.

The Community Trust Bank will sponsor a Jam and Jelly contest. Contact Karen Wilder at 832-2077.

Fleming-Neon Library will sponsor a pie-eating contest on Friday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m.

Food booths this year
consist of:
• Neon Area Days. Hot
dogs, Polish sausage, ribbon
fries and chili-in-a-bag.
• Women of Neon First
Church of God. Funnel
• Lonesome Pine Lodge.
Barbecue, blooming onions,
potato wedges.
• Lions Club. Hamburgers and chips.
• Ignite Ministries. Philly
steak, pizza and deep fried
• New Freedom Worship
Center. Taco salad.
• Committee for a Better
McRoberts. Chicken strips,
corndogs and fries.
• LCC baseball. Loaded cheese fries, deep fried
pumpkin roll, red velvet
cake, pickles and mozzarella sticks.

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