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Council discusses upcoming events

SALYERSVILLE – The Salyersville City Council met in regular session on Monday, June 21, discussing upcoming events and passing the budget.

The council held the second vote on an ordinance, unanimously adopting the budget for fiscal year 2021-2022. Mayor James “Pete” Shepherd explained that the budget was nearly the same as the last 10 years he’s been mayor, with some variances in FEMA funding.

As they have in the past, the council unanimously approved to provide $3,900 to the Magoffin County Senior Citizens for the Meals on Wheels program.

Mayor Shepherd went over several upcoming events, noting that the car show is slated for this Saturday, June 26, sponsored by the City of Salyersville, Salyersville Tourism Commission and Pop’s Chevrolet and Buick. The 2021 Annual Cruze-In will be at the Salyersville City Park (across from city hall and the post office). Free registration will begin at noon through 3 p.m. and awards will be given out at 4 p.m. Dash plaques will be given to everyone that registers and the event is open for cars, trucks and bikes. It is a free public event with food, music and door prizes. Contact Salyersville City Hall for more information by calling 606-349-2409.

Shepherd also went over the Fourth of July Celebration schedule, seen on page A3 of this week’s paper, with the grand opening of the Farmer’s Market Friday, July 2 at from 3 to 6 p.m. and the watermelon social at 7 p.m., with live entertainment. On Saturday, July 3, the parade will be at 1 p.m. and live music at the park afterward. Fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m., with Shepherd noting the county put in double what they did last year, so they’re expecting a big show. Food booths will be open downtown and live music throughout Saturday. There will be ATVs and four-wheelers in the parade this year, with the only stipulation to be in the parade is there must be some red, white and blue. Line-up begins at Logan Corp. The firecracker pageant will be held next Wednesday and winners from this year of from the pageants two years ago can participate in the parade.

People are encouraged to park at the Ramey Memorial Park or other parking lots downtown, but asked people to keep the parking spots on the street clear for the parade.

Community Day will be August 21 and Heritage Days planning is already in the works, with everything normally scheduled planned for this year.

The next regularly scheduled Salyersville City Council meeting is slated for Monday, July 19.

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