Main Street officials are promoting three days of activities in Pineville, beginning today with the weekly farmer’s market.
The farmers market brings free books provided by the Children’s Reading Foundation of Appalachia-KY (CRFA) beginning at noon, fresh produce from local farmers at 4 p.m., and live music from local talent beginning at 6 p.m.
This week the event will also include a cookout in Main Street Park. Dinner is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and includes hot dogs, baked Beans, chips, slaw and a drink for $5.
The annual Rotary Club Pool Party will take place at the Pineville Pool From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday. The city of Pineville donated the use of the pool and lifeguards for the event.
Rotary Club members will distribute school supplies and the CRFA will be giving away books, bracelets, stickers and beach balls.
Free food will be provided at the event.
CRFA Co-Director of Ready for Kindergarten and Summer Read Up Debbie Knuckles credits the success of the reading program to such events as the farmer’s market to the success.
“The Children’s Reading Foundation of Appalachia - Kentucky continues to thrive because of the quality and quantity of child-friendly events like these being provided by organizations like the Pineville Rotary Club and Main Street Pineville,” explained Knuckles.
She expressed gratitude for the group’s partners.
“Because members of Rotary are dedicated to helping our local children as their number one priority, that makes them a perfect community partner and sponsor for collaboration that will benefit young children and strengthen the family unit itself,” said Knuckles.
Saturday finishes out the festivities at Pine Mountain State Park with Stars, Stripes, Stories and Snakes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Laurel Cove Amphitheatre for all ages.
The schedule includes Scott Shoupe and the Kentucky Reptile Zoo from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., John Tierney’s stories and songs around the campfire from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and face painting, hot dog and marshmallow roast from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. Children ages 3 and under are free.
Reina P. Cunningham may be reached at 606-302-9100.