By Portia Williams
RACELAND, Ky. — Raceland Days will soon be here again. The annual event will kick off Thursday, Aug. 13 and continue through Aug. 15. Laura Ashley Suttles, assistant with the Raceland Race Days, said they have a host of great talent performing this year.
“We have a really big show planned this year. I’ve booked Adam Crabb, and the Bowling Family for the Gospel Tide this year,” Suttles said. “For Saturday night we have David Ball, who is a popular gospel artist who has won two Grammy’s and quite a few hits, he is really pretty big.”
“We do have a grand marshall who is a veteran. His name is Williams Flocker, and we going to honor him this year,” she said.
“Everybody loves the stick horse race, and look forward to that,” she said. “We have the beauty pageant, and so much. It should be a very nice event, and we are looking forward to it.”
Participation in the Raceland Race Days goes from age zero to eight years old. Registration is done the actual day of the event. For more information regarding the pageant, and other details of the Raceland Race Days event, call Laura Ashley Suttles at 606-922-7720.
Friday, Aug. 14, 5 p.m. the cast of Big Foot Hunters and Monster Underground, 6 p.m. Eugene Brown as Grand Pa Jones. From 6-8 is Batman and the Batmobile. At 7 p.m. is Little Miss/Mr Race Days Pageant. At p.m. Cassidy Akers takes stage, and at 9 p.m. is Allen Grubb on stage.
Saturday, Aug. 15, at 7 a.m. registration starts for 5K and 10K run which will start at 8:30. Proceeds go to the Raceland High School Cross Country Team, $20 entry, first 50 registered get a t-shirt-10 a.m Cast of Big Foot Hunters and Monsters Underground.
Registration for dog show- 11 a.m. dog show-noon trial bicycle races-Karoke with Glenn on stage-2 p.m. Kids stick horse derby-2:20 adult stick horse derby-2:30. Raceland High School Band on stage-4 p.m. riding lawn mower races-5 p.m. Race Day Parade-6 p.m. Cassidy Akers on stage-6:45 Dustin Burchett Band on Stage-7:45-Meet Matt Bevins 8 p.m. David Ball on stage.
According to Suttles, during the course of the three days there will also be inflatables, multiple vendors, exhibits, silent auction-pony rides and more.
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