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Celebration of mountain heritage and culture set for July 20 on the Cumberland campus of Southeast

Man making wood carvings

Southeast Kentucky Community amp; Technical College will sponsor a festival of mountain heritage and culture as the event promotes regional artists and artisans. The one-day event is slated for Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center located on the Cumberland campus.

The celebration, according to Larry LaFollette, program coordinator for the Historical Information Management Program at Southeast and the event organizer, will include traditional mountain foods, including a free soup bean dinner to the first 250 people, mountain music, heritage demonstrations, arts and crafts sales by area artisans, various workshops, a farmers market, gardening demonstrations, storytelling and a writing workshop for youth, and much more. Set for 2 p.m., will be the induction ceremony of 2013 honorees of the National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans which is maintained and managed by SKCTC.

For additional information, contact Mr. LaFollette at 589-3131.