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Festival lineup set in Jenkins

Community festival season will kick off in Letcher County next week with Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival, followed in subsequent weeks by Isom Days, Neon Days, the Mountain Heritage Festival, and Blackey Days.

This year, the Jenkins Homecoming

Days Festival Committee is honoring health care provider Alicia Gail Cook as its “Outstanding Friend of Jenkins” for 2018. (See Page 10 for more information.)

Following is the Jenkins festival’s schedule of events. This year’s event opens August 23 and continues through August 25.

Thursday, August 23
11 a.m. Food booths open
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Open mic
11 a.m. Craft booths open
4 p.m. Baking contest
4 p.m. Rick Johnson Ministries

5 p.m. Carnival opens
5:30 p.m. Gospel Redeemers
6 p.m. Rt. 7 Band
8:30 p.m. Cross Country Grass

Friday, August 24
11 a.m. Food booths open
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Open mic
11 a.m. Craft booths open
1-3 p.m. Kids fun time
1-3 p.m. Kids talent on stage
5 p.m. Carnival opens
5:30 p.m. Durt Famous Band
7 p.m. Black Bottom Road
8:45 pm. Blue Stone Mystic

Saturday, August 25
9 a.m. Line-up for parade
(front of Jenkins Library)
10 a.m. Parade starts
10 a. m. Food/ craft
booths open
11:30 a.m. Shriners’ auction 1 p.m. Free watermelon
by Carty Funeral Home
3 p.m. Special recognition — Mayor Todd Depriest
Citizen of the Year Award
Alicia Gail Cook
Outstanding Friend of
Jenkins
4 p.m. Jenkins Fire Department cakewalk
5 p.m. Blast from the Past
Band
6:30 Pie in the face contest 7 p.m. Pure and Simple
Band
8:25 p.m. Festival raffle
tickets giveaway
8:30 p.m. Logan Hall
Band
10:10 p.m. Fireworks

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