A Festival where Coal is King
It might seem strange to anyone who hasn’t grown up in a single industry town, but the people who live there have just the one thing to get by on. As coal gets replaced these people will see change, will it be for good or ill?
It’s finally upon us: the last day of the 39th King Coal Festival.
The big day starts off at 9 a.m. with a plethora of events taking place:
The Farmer’s Market located on Third Avenue will remain open until 3 p.m.
The vendors on Second Avenue will have their wares available until 5 p.m.
The Old Dominion Gun Show will be happening again in the Cinderella Theatre until 5 p.m. as well
The Coal House is offering a “sneak peek” until 6 p.m.
And lastly beginning at 9 a.m., the Car/Motorcycle show takes place along with the Kids’ Jeep Race on First Avenue.
At 10:30 a.m. the Williamson Woman’s Club is having the Annual King Coal Baby Contest, at the First United Methodist Church on Second Avenue.
President Ann Lipps called it a “fun occasion, but it gets a little hectic!”