Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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October 28, 2010

Local briefs (10/29/10)

ASHLAND — Trunk or Treat at Westwood church


Trunk or Treat will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church.

The church is located at 1820 Hoods Creek Pike.

Coat giveaway at Crum Chapel


Crum Chapel Enterprise will have a coat, jacket and blanket giveaway in the Bobby J. Cassidy fellowship hall basement beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. President David Smith of the Waymakers group is heading the event, which is on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, call (606) 324-7726. Bill Smith is pastor.

Muralist to be at Scioto Center


 Internationally known muralist Robert Dafford will hold a meet and greet at the Scioto County Welcome Center on Tuesday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m .and from 4 p.m .to 6 p.m.  Dafford will also sign prints, books and other mural merchandise available for purchase at the Welcome Center Gift Shop.

Dafford, the acclaimed mural artist from Lafayette, Louisiana, has painted all of the Portsmouth Floodwall Murals.

Dafford has over 35 years experience painting murals and has painted over 300 murals across the United States, Canada, France, Belgium and England.  In addition to Portsmouth, his works have revitalized downtowns in many communities including Point Pleasant, W. Va., and Paducah.

The Scioto County Welcome Center is located at 342 Second Street in downtown Portsmouth.  For more information call the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce at (740) 353-7647 or (800) 648-2574.  The event is free and open to the public.

Miranda Lambert seats still available


The Big Sandy Superstore Arena have great seats that have just been released. The concert is today at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $36.75, $41.75 and $25.75. Marshall students and alumni are $29.75 (student discount).

There will also be a “Party on the Plaza” from 5 to 7 p.m. before the concert. There will be food, beverages and merchandise available. Entertainment will be provided by 4-Mile and Kala DeHart & River Town.

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