Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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May 7, 2014

Historical Society to debut new party space

May 7, 2014 — The Olive Hill Historical Society (OHHS) will unveil its newly-acquired space for parties and gatherings during its “Tea Party on the Hill” on Saturday, May 17.

Girls ages 10 and up are invited to attend the event which will feature an afternoon of food and entertainment, a fashion show, vendors and door prizes donated by several local businesses.

Huntington-based songwriter Sasha Colette also will perform at the tea party which is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will take place at the former Head Start building located behind the old high school.

OHHS recently purchased the building from the Board of Education and has been preparing it for public events over the last several weeks.

“It’s such a wonderful space. The building is in really great condition. We’ve just had to put in a bit of time cleaning things up a bit to get ready for hosting events,” said OHHS President Linda Lowe.

She also stated that the organization plans to rent some of the old classrooms for use as office space.

“There are quite a number of large rooms here that would be perfect for that kind of use,” she added.

Cleaning the building has been challenging, however, because the school board left behind a large amount of desks, chairs, books and other items.

“We’ll eventually hold a public surplus sale of the items that are still in good condition. It will be a good opportunity for someone to get a desk or filing cabinet at a low price,” said Lowe.

The leftover books have been made available to the Carter County Public Library.

Tickets for the Tea Party on the Hill are $20 and can be purchased at Tackett’s Furniture.

For more information about the event, renting party space, or general questions about the Olive Hill Historical Society, call Lowe at (606) 316-0285.

Joe Lewis can be reached at or by telephone at 286-4201.

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