Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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November 9, 2013

News in brief, 11/09/13

ASHLAND — Food concert drive today

SUMMIT

Music maker Eddie Riffe has organized a music-inspired canned food drive for today at the Kyova Mall.

The 14th annual River Cities Harvest Canned Food Drive Concert will kick off at 9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at Callihan’s American Pub and Grill. The breakfast continues until 10:30 a.m., with a cost of $5 for a short stack, sausage and a beverage, and all proceeds going to River Cities Harvest.

From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the music and collection of canned goods continues as Eddie and The Cougars, Roger Smith, Katie Owens, ER (Eric Daniels and Ron Hurn), Rob McNurlin, Tracy Ann Stanley and Tom and Brenden Wintz are scheduled to play.

The concert is Riffe’s way of giving back and raising awareness about River Cities Harvest, which has been serving food kitchens in 14 counties across the area since 1991.

Also, there will be a DVD signing from noon to 2 p.m. with former World Championship Wrestling star Bobby Blaze, who has recently penned a book, donating some of his proceeds to the cause.

For more information, rivercitiesharvest.org or call (606) 324-FOOD (3663).

Entries sought for Christmas parade

ASHLAND

The Winter Wonderland of Lights Festival is accepting registrations for the annual Christmas parade scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.  Nov. 26  in downtown Ashland.

Registration forms are available by calling (606) 324-5111, visiting the Alliance office, or may be downloaded at winterwonderlandoflights.com. Parade applications must be received no later than Nov. 18.

The 2013 Grand Marshal is Jule Huffman, Mr. Cartoon, and honored escorts are WSAZ News Channel 3 morning anchor Rob Johnson and WSAZ News Channel 3 staff.

The theme for the parade is “Silver Bells.”



Flatwoods parade to honor veterans

FLATWOODS

The Flatwoods Lions Club is seeking entries for its annual Christmas parade, which this year will salute military men and women of the area.

The theme of the Dec. 7 parade is “A Soldier’s Christmas.” The club is looking for groups, organizations and businesses to participate.

Entries may include cars, trucks, floats or walkers. For more information, contact publicity chairman Tim Hunt at (606) 922-9000 or president Susie Gullett at (606) 473-3585, and leave a message.

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