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Carrollton hosts family celebration Saturday
, Courier Staff Writer
Thursday, August 29, 2013 11:00 AM
Noon - Inflatables set up
2 to 6 p.m. - Amazed by Grace (Tobacco Festival tent)
5:15 to 6 p.m. - Dennis Wheeler
6 to 7 p.m. - Kountry Kickers Cloggers (on road)
7 to 7:15 p.m. - Kelly Lang and Breast Cancer Awareness event (on stage)
7:30 to 7:45 p.m. - Mayor Gene McMurry and Herb Kinman (on stage)
8 p.m. - Brother Rusty Bennett (prayer on stage)
8 to 9:30 p.m. - T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang
9:35 p.m. - George Jones tribute video
9:50 p.m. - Carroll County Honor Guard
9:55 p.m. - National Anthem by T.G. Sheppard
10 p.m. - Fireworks
Organizers plan another date during the Labor Day weekend for a previously scheduled concert and fireworks celebration in Carrollton, Ky.
Carrollton's Family Celebration will be on Saturday - weather permitting. The all-day celebration featuring inflatables for the kids, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and a flea market, plus concerts and fireworks will be held at Point Park.
Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry said the weather forecast doesn't call for rain, so hopefully weather won't be an issue for the celebration this time.
"I don't mind the hot weather, but don't rain," he said during a city council meeting Monday.
A few vendors will begin setting up on Friday with more vendors opening and events taking place throughout the day on Saturday. McMurry said inflatables for children will be set up by 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Local musicians plan to perform throughout the afternoon before the concert with country music singers T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang at 8 p.m.
Sheppard's chart-topping career included singles like "I'll Be Coming Back for More," "Do You Wanna Go to Heaven," "I Loved 'Em Every One," "Party Time," "One For the Money" and "Born in a High Wind."
Lang recently released a new album titled, "Shades of K," in April. Her hits include "You Don't Know Me," and "If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do It Right)."
The husband and wife duo will perform for about 90 minutes during the celebration, McMurry said.
A fireworks display will be set off at 10 p.m.
"It'll bring a lot of money into the community," McMurry said of the event during the meeting. "It's going to be a big event."
All events are free and open to the public. Organizers encourage visitors to the event to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to the family-friendly event.
The event is sponsored by Herb Kinman Chevrolet and the City of Carrollton.
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