June 25, 2014 — Olive Hill’s 2014 Homecoming celebration will take place this weekend downtown with the first annual Christmas in July 5K Run beginning at 8 a.m. with all proceeds going to Carter County Project Merry Christmas.
If running a few miles in the morning isn't exactly your thing, the pancake breakfast at the First Christian Church in Olive Hill begins at 7:30 a.m. at the church on Caleb Powers Lane.
The annual blessing of the animals begins at 9 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, and lining up for the parade will start at 10 a.m. at Olive Hill Elementary School.
This year's parade grand marshal will be the West Carter High School Y-Club.
“The Chamber recognizes the impact youth are making in our community,” said Jonathan Lewis. “Several groups and organizations are working with youth developing leadership skills and involving them in volunteerism. One in particular is representing the positive impression youth are creating in our area.”
The Y-Club is a community service organization dedicated to giving back to the community and instilling a love of Kentucky in all of its members. They operate under the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association.
In the 2013-2014 school year, they performed over 1,800 hours of community service, attended six conferences, and received multiple awards and recognitions.
In the recent school year, the Y-Club was successful under the leadership of Andrea Wolfe and Kristen Evans and officers Alexandria Knipp, Andrew Henderson, Victoria Layne, Zach James, and Emaley Russell.
As always, vendors will be set up in the area around the Depot and music and entertainment will take place throughout the day.
On Friday, July 4, the annual fireworks display will accompany live music downtown and a free cookout.
Full schedule of events
FRIDAY, JUNE 27
WINDOW DISPLAY CONTEST
JUDGING 10 a.m. The business with the window display that best depicts the parade theme around YOUTH: “Connecting our Community - One Generation at a Time.” Contact Linda Lowe to register window at 286-2124, or email email@example.com.