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Mothers honored at Hemphill




MOTHERS HONORED -  Pictured above, from left are Susie Bentley, Mable Johnson, Gladys Sexton and Odell Stewart. These four ladies were among those in attendance on May 8, at a potluck dinner hosted by the Hemphill Community Center to honor mothers and daughters.

MOTHERS HONORED – Pictured above, from left are Susie Bentley, Mable Johnson, Gladys Sexton and Odell Stewart. These four ladies were among those in attendance on May 8, at a potluck dinner hosted by the Hemphill Community Center to honor mothers and daughters.

The Hemphill Community Center would like to thank all our friends who come out for Friday night bluegrass. Without your support we couldn’t make bluegrass Fridays happen. The featured band for Friday Nite Bluegrass May 2 was East KY Tyme. Austin Johnson joined Astor and the boys to do a few numbers on the second set. We at the center want to say thank you to East KY Tyme for being such a big help to us, and providing us with great entertainment.

The featured band for May 9 will be Dawson Creek. Two musicians who live in Hemphill help make up this band, Rob Fleming on upright bass and singing bass, and Mark Spangler on guitar/ mandolin. Dawson Creek has provided the entertainment for our Friday Nite Bluegrass several times now and the crowd always enjoys their music. We look forward to hearing them again on Friday night and invite everyone out to join us for a great night of good music, food and fun.

Miss Mabel and Miss Teresa would like to invite all the children in the area to the movie at the center on Saturday evenings at 6:00. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for the movie and concessions will be available.

The Hemphill Community Center is now taking reservations for parties and reunions. To reserve the building, please contact Starla Hampton at 606-855- 4191.

A potluck dinner hosted by the Hemphill Community Center May 8 to honor mothers and daughters. As quilting is an important hobby to the ladies of the Hemphill community, Teresa Fox and Starla Fleming decorated the center by hanging several beautiful handmade quilts. The tables were covered in pastel tablecloths, and vases of dogwood, azaleas, apple blossom, daisies, and buttercups were used as centerpieces. The main entrée (ham) was provided by the community center, and the ladies attending provided the side dishes and desserts.

Jane Roberts gave the opening remarks, and a moment of silence was observed for all the mothers and daughters not present, but with us in our hearts. Odell Stewart led the ladies in prayer, and several poems were read by Starla Hampton and Teresa Fox. One poem was written by Starla Hampton and told the story of all the times around her mother and father’s (Tom and Juanita Fleming) dinner table, and Teresa Fox read a poem that depicted a day in the life of a miner’s wife.

Odell Stewart, the oldest mother in attendance, received a beautiful hanging basket donated to the center by the rehab greenhouse in Knott County. Misty Griffith was also awarded a hanging basket for being the youngest mother there, and Ellen Hampton won the hanging basket that was given as a door prize. Iolene Fleming presented Margie Johnson, who was visiting from Pike County, with a beautiful handmade apron that she had made, as a thank you for her help with the center’s Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. There were several drawings throughout the course of the dinner, and each lady present received a gift and a flower.

We had such a wonderful time, and would like to thank everyone who came out to help us celebrate mothers and daughters.

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