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The Olive Hill Homecoming parade was over half-a-mile long and more entries than anyone cared to count as we were unable to find anyone who had a good solid number of entries. Lisa Messer Conley volunteered to line-up the parade, braving the heat the entire time. Line up was held at Olive Hill Elementary and the parade route ran down U.S. 60 and turned by the Olive Hill Post Office.
The Most Patriotic Award went to the Drive-In/Beach Buns/Red Door Boutique, Best Theme went to the Olive Hill American Legion Post #138, Best Team Spirit went to the Cosmic Center, Coolest Car went to Lawrence and Pat Mabry, Best ATV went to Chris and Rhonda Schumaker and Best Horse went to Whitney Ginn.
Homecoming Quilt Show
Anita Owens Roe said attendance to the annual Quilt Show was down this year with only about 40 visitors as to compared to 100 or more at previous quilt shows. Quilt submissions were down some but that didn’t stop the quilt show. See photos below for quilt winners.
Street Dance and Trivia
A street dance with prize-winning trivia was held at the Olive Hill Depot Trailhead at 7 p.m. Jill York served at DJ the entire evening. Some were reluctant to get up and move their feet but eventually children managed to grab some of their parents on the stage for hits like “YMCA,” “Cha-Cha Slide,” and “The Twist.” The Chubby Checker hit “The Twist” brought the highest audience participation rate, the depot shelter pavilion was nearly full of dancers.
Cory is a lifelong resident of Carter County and has volunteered in several civic groups before even graduating from East Carter High School in 2014. He is a former reporter for the Grayson Journal-Enquirer and Olive Hill Times and is now taking his passion for journalism into the 21st Century by publishing The Carter County News.