The 5th KY Volunteer Infantry will hold a School of the Soldier April 29, beginning about 9 am at Wildcat, near London. This is a good opportunity to get training and meet some nice people.
Bring your trash to the Perry County Garage on Christopher Road, or Waste Connections on Shady Ridge Drive in Grapevine on April 27, 28 and 29 between 8 am and 5 pm. You can also clean up your neighborhood. The Solid Waste Enforcement Office has free trash bags between 8 am and 4 pm. Call 606 439-0149 for more information.
The Kiwanis Club sponsors an annual Soap Box Derby. The participants enjoy it, and it is good for them. It will take place on April 29 this year, on Memorial Drive in Hazard. The Kiwanis are seeking funding to build a permanent track in Perry County park. Contact them if you can help.
We added a 48" woodblock print of a battle scene to our collections. It was included in the April 5, 1862 edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Frank pioneered printing images in his paper, which was printed on cotton paper rather than today's wood pulp, and is why such papers are in good condition today. Larry Ison of Creative Framing (606 675-4005) did the framing.
This museum in Clay City has a wonderful collection of mill stones, and other objects. They have a spring and fall open house with hit and miss engines and other displays. Last year they had a Civil War skirmish, a full sized stagecoach, blacksmith, woodworking, and a spinning wool and weaving demonstration. The festival will be May 12 and 13.
We are working on our publicity materials. Our 2017 poster
is finished, and we are working on the ever-popular calendar
and rack card.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, April 18, 6 pm. We will make things to sell, such as hooks, meat turners and wienie roasters on Sat., April 15.
Our next business meeting will be on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3 pm at the General Store. The meeting date was changed due to Easter falling on our regular meeting day.