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July 3, 2014

Radio show visit kicks off busy holiday

WHITLEY CITY — As we prepare to celebrate the America’s birthday, there’s no shortage of activities McCreary Countians can plan to attend.

    Sports fans  no doubt enjoyed the Kentucky Sports Radio Show coming to the McCreary County Public Library this morning (July 3) in an event co-hosted by WHAY.

    Later this evening, McCreary County Tourism is hosting live music with Coffey Holler around the corner at Jackson Heritage Park.

    On Friday, the 4th of July, several organizations have come together to host Summer Bash 2014 at the McCreary County Park with activities from noon to midnight.

    Some of the highlights include a home run derby starting at noon, cornhole tournament at 1 p.m., watermelon contest at 2 p.m., rocket launch at 3 p.m. and children’s parade at 6 p.m.

    Capping off the day will be a showing of The Lego Movie at 9 p.m.

    Nothing says summer like fresh fruits and vegetables, which you can find every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McCreary County Farmer’s Market located off Wilburn K. Ross Highway behind the Soil Conservation Office. This Saturday the Market is celebrating its Grand Opening with live music and door prizes. A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been scheduled for 10 a.m.

    The family can then head into downtown Stearns for the annual Homecoming celebration featuring free admission to the McCreary County Museum and the first train ride at 11 a.m.

    The 12th annual Car and Truck Show (benefiting Relay For Life) gets underway at 1 p.m.

    Visitors can enjoy a number of vendors and demonstrators throughout the day as well as live music from the Big South Fork Talent Showcase at the old Ford Motors Stage.

    The Big South Fork Scenic Railway will be hosting an Ice Cream Social in the depot at 6:30 p.m. Capping the day will be the annual fireworks display at dark.

    For more information on the homecoming, call 354-3255 or 310-8396. For more about the McCreary Summer Bash, call 376-7275.

 

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