Caneyville Day events announced

By Matt Lasley -

The line-up of events for the first-ever Caneyville Day, to be held on Saturday, June 25, is beginning to take shape.

Friends of Caneyville High School member Marilyn Templeman addressed the Caneyville City Commission during its regular Monday, May 9 meeting to update the Commissioners on the progress of Caneyville Day.

Caneyville Day festivities will coincide with the grand opening of the restored old Caneyville High School, renamed the Caneyville Purple Flash Community Center.

The all-day event will kick off at 8 a.m. with a softball tournament, which will be coordinated by Daniel Gary and run until that evening.

Caneyville Day will officially open to the public at 10 a.m. and will feature two bouncy houses, food and craft vendors, and live entertainment.

Additionally, a car show will offer registration from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m.

Live entertainment will include a performance by Bj Dockery from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. outside of the community center, and a performance from Elvie Shane Payton will headline Caneyville Day.

Payton will perform inside the Caneyville Purple Flash Community Center beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Caneyville officials will also offer tours of the restored Caneyville Purple Flash Community Center throughout the day, and an official ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony will be held for the center at 5:00 p.m.

Caneyville City Commissioner Mike Geary said the city looks to have the entire first floor, as well as the stairwell leading to the second floor of the Caneyville Purple Flash Community Center restored by June 25.

The City of Caneyville will close 3rd and Vine Streets at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 24 for Caneyville Day.

Pending the success of the first event, officials hope to make Caneyville Day an annual event moving forward.

By Matt Lasley

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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