By Joe Lewis - Staff Writer
Sept. 11, 2013 — Quickly becoming a staple community event, the Heritage Trail Ride will set out at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the historic depot in downtown Olive Hill.
Horses, mules and wagons will line the streets of the downtown area throughout the weekend, and there also will be various vendors and activities available for those non-trail riders who want to participate in the festivities.
Food and live music will be available at the depot on Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday and Josie's Dream Fun Show will be held on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the Shrine Park.
A special “Cowboy Church” service also will take place at the depot shelter on Sunday morning.
Camping will be available on both Friday and Saturday night at three separate locations: the depot park in downtown Olive Hill, Sellers Field and the Carter County Shrine Park.
There is no cost for primitive camping at the depot park or Sellers Field. Spaces with water and electric hookups at the Shrine Park are $15 each.
At the Depot, there will be music Friday evening & Saturday afternoon/ evening, and food Saturday.
Previous Heritage Trail Ride events have been well-attended and are part of Olive Hill's continued push to achieve official Trail Town designation – a move that supporters believe will revitalize the community by attracting tourism and commerce to the area.
“The vision of this event is to help improve our quality of living and to hopefully bring more people from out of town and new businesses to Olive Hill,” said spokesperson Janice Hicks.
For more information, contact Debbie Harman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call Janice Hicks at 315-5545 or visit olive-hill.org online.
Joe Lewis can be reached at email@example.com or by telephone at 286-4201.