Whitesburg KY

Shape note singers rattled the roof

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

Greetings all! The shape note singing was particularly awesome on Sunday with dinner on the ground.

We hosted day two of the Double All Day Singing that took place in Letcher County on Aug. 11 and 12. The Saturday singing was at Calvary College in Blackey, and the Sunday singing was at our place.

Some of the meal was cooked over the fires on the grounds of Hemphill Community Center. Thanks to Stephanie Devine and Brandon Fleming for helping to cook the dinner.

We gathered at 6 a.m., and the resulting meal showed the dedication to hospitality among shape note enthusiasts. It was yummy if we do say so.

Our singing guests from all over the nation lifted their voices in song and rattled the rafters of our old building with the old hymns familiar to us all. The house was full and the fellowship was warm and sweet. We are thinking Heaven must surely sound a lot like that!

We need to announce that we will not be shutting down during the month of September as has been our custom in recent years. We will be having business as usual in that month as we are having to work hard to keep the bills paid and the lights on at Hemphill Community Center.

We have been having a great time and working very hard too. We have a delightful group of volunteers and patrons who hang out with us. We are so grateful to each and every one for their loving kindness and community spirit.


Check out our menu at www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep/. Special orders are welcome! (606) 671-7023.

Thursday nights we host a drum circle so bring your drum or percussion instrument and join us at 7 p.m. Friday Nite Pickin’ will continue as usual every Friday. Saturday nights will feature open mic from 7 to 9 p.m. Musicians can come sing for their supper every Saturday.

Black Sheep Bakery is now taking orders for loaf breads (white, 9 grain, and honey oat), sourdough, French bread, and hot rolls. We will be baking on our working days.

Special orders can be picked up on regular business days. If the time doesn’t work for you we will arrange for you to pick up. Message us on Facebook or call (606) 671-7023.

Weekly Quote: Not all birds can fly. What separates the flyers from the walkers is the ability to take off. Carl Sagan

Schedule of Events:

Aug. 16: Drum Circle

Aug. 17, at 7:30, Cross Country Bluegrass will return to tickle our ears and make us laugh and dance. This group has crowd appeal and great music. Come and sing along with us.

Aug. 18: Open Mic

Aug. 21: Senior fellowship 10 a.m.

Aug. 21: John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts 5:30 p.m.

Aug. 23: Drum Circle

Aug. 24: The Right Fork Ramblers

Aug. 25: Open Mic
Aug. 26: Shape Note
Singing 2 – 5 p.m.
Aug. 28: Senior fellowship 10 a.m.
Aug. 28: John Ng’s Four
Seasons Martial Arts 5:30
p.m.Aug. 30: Drum Circle
Aug. 31: Sunrise Ridge
Sept. 1: Open Mic
Sept. 4: Senior fellowship
10 a.m.
Sept. 4: John Ng’s Four
Seasons Martial Arts 5:30
pm. S
ept. 6: Drum Circle
Sept. 7: Will Caudill and
Rt. 7
Sept. 8: Open Mic
Sept. 11: Senior fellowship 10 a.m.
Sept. 11: John Ng’s Four
Seasons Martial Arts 5:30
Sept. 13: Drum Circle
Sept. 14: The Country
Sept. 15: Open Mic
Friday Nite Pickin’: Children get in free when accompanied by an adult.
Open mic at intermission.
Family friendly environment. Inclement weather policy: Check our Facebook
page for cancellations. Cancellations will be posted at
least two hours before any
scheduled events.
For more information on
events and catering: (606)
671-7023, (606) 821-8723.
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

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