By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
Unless you have family who bring RVs or campers in when they visit, you probably don’t think much about the KOA campground for the holidays. But for many out-of-towners, that’s where they find themselves over the Fourth of July weekend.
While many of those will go on into Grayson or Olive Hill or other communities for fireworks displays and family cook-outs, it can also go the other way. And if you decide you do want to go the other route, and spend your holiday at the campground instead, the local KOA has a full evening of entertainment and fireworks in the plans for Saturday night.
Park manager Patty Inglis and events director Charlene Shepherd explained that they have a full slate of food and fun planned for the day with music, patriotic merchandise vendors, and a designated fireworks area for safely letting off your own fireworks. Shepherd also has games for the youngsters planned throughout the day.
But the show really gets started in the evening, with musical performances from old-timey and traditional music group Chatteroi and roots rocker Elijah Boone. The music starts at 7:30 and continues until the fireworks break, once the sun is down, before picking up again and continuing until around 11:30.
On Sunday morning, Inglis said, campground guests will be treated to a complimentary breakfast spread from 8 until 10 a.m.
While there are no available parking spots for RVs or campers, Inglis said, they do have some limited spots available for those who don’t mind primitive camping.
“We could find tent space,” Inglis said, if folks are interested in staying throughout the evening.
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