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Health care workers to be honored at festival


We were unable to have the Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festival last year due to COVID-19. It seems to be rearing its ugly head again but we are moving forward with plans to have the festival Sept. 20 to 25 and hopefully bigger and better given we had to skip a year.

We will honor our health care workers as the grand marshals of the Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festival Parade on Sept. 25. Being in the health care field during this trying time has taken its toll. We want to let our health care heroes know we appreciate their sacrifice and dedication to caring for the great people of eastern Kentucky.

The opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the courthouse where we will recognize health care workers and their service. We also would be honored to have the health care workers ride in the parade which begins at 11 a.m. Unfortunately, we don’t have the means to provide a mode of transportation the workers; they would have to provide this. They could opt to ride through the parade or walk and mingle with the spectators. If you choose to ride, please have your mode of transportation and driver present at the city swimming pool area to be given directions of line-up. If you are riding you can meet up with your ride when it comes by Everidge Funeral Home. If you choose to walk, go to the corner of Everidge Funeral Home to begin the parade line-up there.

Again, thank you from the Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festival Committee and your community for all that you do.

RSVP to help with planning by contacting me at 606-634-6200 and leave a message or call LeeAnna Mullins at 606-633-9644.

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