The Mountain Eagle
Whitesburg KY

Hemphill will host story walk

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, pages/Hemphill-Community Center.

We have been notified that our facility will receive a story walk for our existing walking track. The story walk as part of the CDC grant being administered by the Letcher County Extension Office and Nanette Bank. The project is an effort to increase family physical activity pairing it with family literacy.

The story walk will consist of storybook pages in waterproof frames stationed around the walking track. Ideally parents and caregivers will walk with children and read the pages of the storybooks as they enjoy a physical outing. The stories will be updated monthly.

We are delighted to be a part of this project for the children and families as Letcher County is considered a distressed county in terms of the obesity with a rate of 40 percent above the national average. We are one of six sites in our county to receive a story walk.

We want to express our gratitude to Ms. Bank and others who are responsible for this very important work.

Support your local musicians and live music. We have a thriving local music scene. Please become a part of what’s happening. By doing so you will build relationships and make valuable connections among some mighty great folk.


Schedule of events:

Senior Fellowship Tuesdays at 10 a.m., lunch and service provided by seniors for seniors. Hold on to your hat because this is a spunky crew! They don’t need no rocking chair.

Friday Nite Pickin’, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., The Right Fork Ramblers will return for a bodacious evening of the best bluegrass music ever. These pickers are energetic and hard driving but can be high lonesome, sweet, and haunting too. They will run the gauntlet of musical ability every single time they take the stage. Musicianship and showmanship are their forte. You don’t want to miss their show. They are such a treat!

Sunday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m., the monthly shape note singing in the do ra mi tradition. This is an ancient art form. It will feed your soul’s need for creative expression. No experience necessary, no talent necessary, no church affiliation necessary! Come out and join us for this community effort to rebuild the singing culture in Hemphill, for which we were once well known. Please bring a snack to share and a dollar or two for a love offering for the facility. Coffee and water will be provided. All are welcome!

March 3: Will Caudill and Rt. 7.

March 10: The Country Troubadours.

March 12: Sunday Dinner from 12 to 3 p.m., lasagna, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and drink is on the menu for March. $12 adults, $8 children, children 3 and under eat free. Available for carryout. This is a monthly fundraiser for the center on the second Sunday of each month.

March 17: Cross Country Bluegrass.

Friday Nite Pickin’: Children get in free when accompanied by an adult. Open mic at intermission. Family friendly environment.

Inclement weather policy: If the main roads are clear and our parking lot is clear we will generally have scheduled events. Check our Facebook page for cancellations. Cancellations will be posted at least two hours before any scheduled event.

Hemphill Community Center is located at the old Hemphill Grade School building at 2514 Hwy 317, Jackhorn, KY 41825.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:21-23. #letcherculture.

To meet March 3

The Letcher County Retired Teachers will meet at noon, Friday, March 3, at Las Penas Restaurant in Whitesburg. An election for delegates to attend the state Kentucky Retired Teachers Association convention will be held.

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