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A thank you from the Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce

On Saturday, October 24 the Olive Hill Area Chamber of Commerce held our 4th Annual “It’s Fall Y’all!” Vendor & Craft Festival. I want to take a moment to thank everyone who was involved in making it a huge success! 

First, I would like to thank all our volunteers who worked so hard! This festival is not an easy one to put on and could not be done without the hard work and dedication of this small group of people! Von Perry, Chelsa Hamilton, Lincoln Stamper, Christy Stamper, JD Rayburn, Debbie Rayburn, Samantha Walker, Tammy Moore, Carter County Tourism, Dalton Conley, Blade Conley, Donny Owens Jr, and Kyle Owens…thank you for working the festival! We could not do this without you!! 

Also, thank you to Angela Fultz, Dave Adams, Debbie Harman, Jeremy Wells, Ritchie Williams, and Danny Brewer for your help with sound, organizing bands, our commemorative program for the 10-yr flood anniversary, and more! 

Thank you to all musicians who blessed us with a day of amazing music (Sasha Colette, Shelby Lore Trio, New Highway Traditional Gospel Bluegrass, TLC Worship) and to the Treasured Flag Worship Team for coming from Richmond, Ky to perform beautifully for us. 

Thanks to all vendors who came (we had over 50) and followed set guidelines. We appreciate you and hope you will come again! 

Thank you to everyone who came to shop, eat, participate in games, and enjoy the day! We are so happy you came to Olive Hill!! 

Thank you to the Carter County Post and the Carter County Times who came and covered our festival and to Go Radio for promoting us on the best radio station ever! 

Thank you to the City of Olive Hill and to City Maintenance Department for everything!!! Our city looks so good and the Depot looks amazing! We appreciate everything you did and everything you continue to do for our amazing little town! 

Thank you to all businesses who donated to our raffle basket which ended up valued at over $800! Donations were received by: Retro Hair & Nail Salon (Shannon Shutte & Stevie Tackett), Upper Tygart Mini Mart, Louie’s Barber Shop, Unique Boutique, Tyler’s Pizza, Olive Hill Dollar General, Flowers By Jeannie, Carter Caves State Resort Park, Sally’s Flowers, Cosmic Athletic Center, Giovanni’s of Olive Hill, Horton Brothers & Brown, Lucid Vapor Vape Shop, Olive Hill Subway, Jean Marie’s Boutique, Gifts, & Home Décor, H & R Block, Smoker Friendly; Liquor, Wine, & Beer, Olive Hill Auto Parts, Empower Athletics, Tre Fratelli, Von Perry/Young Living, Gypsy Queens (Brenda Reynolds & Kimber Rayburn), Ed Cook/Cooks Scroll Saw Crafts, Betty’s All Things Unique/Betty Henderson, Henri’s, and The Drive In. 

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors!! We cannot put on this amazing festival without your support!! 

Platinum Sponsors: A Center 4 Change, Jenkie’s Journey Road to Recovery House, McDonald’s, Owens Insurance Agency, Scenic Hills Realty 

Gold Sponsors: City of Olive Hill, Commercial Bank of Grayson, Dixie Lanes/ZZ’s Bar & Grill, First National Bank, Giovanni’s of Olive Hill, Go Radio (WGOH/WUGO), James Do-It-Best Hardware, Jill York, Sally’s Flowers, Tackett’s Furniture, Trinity Sisters Design 

Event Sponsors: Ducky’s Excavating, Hazel Messer, Foothills Exploration of Appalachian Tourism, Smoker Friendly; Beer, Wine, & Liquor (2 events), The Carter County Post/CC Post Magazine, The Carter County Times, The Galaxy Project, Walker’s Restaurant 

Bronze Sponsors: American Legion Auxiliary Unit #138, Beach Buns Tanning, Stylish Stitches, The Red Door

Event Winners: 

  • Costume Contest: Adult: Sharon & Megan Henderson; Child: Aiden White
  • Pool Noodle Toss: Ethan Douglas
  • Hula Hoop Contest: Brooklyn Sutton
  • Guess The Mess: Marc Harrison
  • Bubble Gum Blowing Contest: Brooke Nolen
  • Punkin’ Chunkin’: Adult Female: Makenna Nichols; Adult Male: Justin Criswell; Youth Female: Alexis Messer; Youth Male: Aiden White 
  • Booth Decoration Contest: Terri Adkins
  • Raffle Basket Winner: Faye Kitchen 

Finally, thank you GOD for watching over us all, keeping us safe, and for no rain! God Bless Olive Hill! 

Lisa Conley; President
Olive Hill Area Chamber of Commerce
“Moving Forward”



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