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Off with a bang!




Some of the frightening creatures from the upcoming haunted firehouse at Mayking Fire Department walk the streets of Whitesburg during Saturday’s parade.

Some of the frightening creatures from the upcoming haunted firehouse at Mayking Fire Department walk the streets of Whitesburg during Saturday’s parade.

The 2016 Mountain Heritage Festival Parade kicked off with a bang (below) provided courtesy of cannon fire provided by members of the Ben E. Caudill Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. On this page and elsewhere in this edition of The Eagle are photographs of the parade and other festival happenings.













 

 

Jeremiah Perry slaps five with Star Lord, the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Jeremiah Perry slaps five with Star Lord, the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Sean Labona poses for a photo with superhero Green Lantern during Saturday’s parade.

Sean Labona poses for a photo with superhero Green Lantern during Saturday’s parade.

Little Miss Kentucky Tourism Morgan Profitt gives a big wave to the parade crowd lining Main Street.

Little Miss Kentucky Tourism Morgan Profitt gives a big wave to the parade crowd lining Main Street.

The West Whitesburg Elementary Cheerleaders enjoy their ride through Saturday’s parade.

The West Whitesburg Elementary Cheerleaders enjoy their ride through Saturday’s parade.

Sophia White sits patiently while Mona Ray Collier paints her face at the Mountain Heritage festival.

Sophia White sits patiently while Mona Ray Collier paints her face at the Mountain Heritage festival.

Claire Rudy was all smiles on the carousel at the Mountain Heritage carnival.

Claire Rudy was all smiles on the carousel at the Mountain Heritage carnival.

Tiny Miss Mountain Heritage Kelsi Holbrook smiles and waves during Saturday’s parade.

Tiny Miss Mountain Heritage Kelsi Holbrook smiles and waves during Saturday’s parade.

Members of the Letcher Central drama team perform prior to Saturday’s parade. The group danced to John Cougar Mellencamp’s “Small Town.”

Members of the Letcher Central drama team perform prior to Saturday’s parade. The group danced to John Cougar Mellencamp’s “Small Town.”

Mountain Heritage baby pageant winner Hallie Jane Roark digs for candy during her ride through Saturday’s parade.

Mountain Heritage baby pageant winner Hallie Jane Roark digs for candy during her ride through Saturday’s parade.

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