By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer
Since 1935 the Laurel County Homecoming has been celebrated in Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park every summer. This year is no exception.
Homecoming will begin on Thursday and end on Sunday.
Most of the events in the park at Homecoming will be in the Russell Dyche Amphitheatre.
On Thursday, local talent hoping to perform on the stage Saturday will see auditions beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the big tent.
Also on Thursday night at 6 p.m. will be the baby and children’s pageant.
Age ranges are from 0-12 years old.
Friday is the day when things really get into action.
Friday at 6 p.m. will be the Homecoming Parade in downtown.
The Heritage Foundation Ball will be in the Levi Jackson Clubhouse beginning at 7:30 p.m.
And beginning at 9 p.m. in the amphitheatre will be the Medley Boys in Concert.
Saturday’s events will include at 2 p.m. at the Laurel County Library the Historian of the Year presentation. To be honored are Wayne Riley and the late Russell Dyche.
Earlier at the park will be the pet parade at 10 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m.
At 11 a.m. will be the Fittest Kid Experience and registrations at 10 a.m.
A cornhole tournament begins at noon with registration at 11 a.m.
London’s Got Talent semi-finals will perform under the big tent beginning at 1 p.m.
And on Saturday night at the pageants, the entertainers of London’s Got Talent will perform.
Also in the park Saturday at 2 p.m. will be a Civil War re-enactment.
The stage of the amphitheatre will open with the London Jazz Orchestra at 6 p.m.
The Laurel County Homecoming Queen and Princess pageants begin in the amphitheatre at 8 p.m. with local entertainers performing during the pageants.
And Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. the annual gospel singing with local artists followed by a concert featuring Mike and Kelly Bowling.
Through the event at shelter number one across from the amphitheatre a Bluegrass concert will be held nightly beginning at 6 p.m.
Also through the event will be food vendors at the top of the hill looking over the amphitheatre and a flea market open for shoppers.
By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer
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