Saturday proclaimed ‘George Ella Lyon Day’ in Harlan Co.


Photo submitted Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley, center, recently signed a proclamation declaring Saturday “George Ella Lyon Day” in Harlan County. Joining the proclamation signing were, from left, front row: Shirley Swiesz, Harlan County Arts Council board member, Judge-Executive Mosley and Alexia Ault, from SKCTC’s Appalachian Program; back row: Robert Gipe, Appalachian Program director, and Chris Jones, Harlan County Arts Council member and local photographer. The “George Ellabration” on Saturday will include testimonials, readings from Lyon’s work by friends and colleagues, live music, an art exhibit, a dramatic enactment of one of Lyon’s books for children, a presentation of poems by local students inspired by Lyon’s work, words from Lyon herself and more. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and includes a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., with the ceremony concluding at 8 p.m. Following the event, there will be a concert at The Portal in downtown Harlan. The event at the Depot is free and open to the public. There may be a nominal cover charge for the concert at The Portal. For more information, contact Gipe at [email protected] or 606-589-3130.


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Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley, center, recently signed a proclamation declaring Saturday “George Ella Lyon Day” in Harlan County. Joining the proclamation signing were, from left, front row: Shirley Swiesz, Harlan County Arts Council board member, Judge-Executive Mosley and Alexia Ault, from SKCTC’s Appalachian Program; back row: Robert Gipe, Appalachian Program director, and Chris Jones, Harlan County Arts Council member and local photographer. The “George Ellabration” on Saturday will include testimonials, readings from Lyon’s work by friends and colleagues, live music, an art exhibit, a dramatic enactment of one of Lyon’s books for children, a presentation of poems by local students inspired by Lyon’s work, words from Lyon herself and more. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and includes a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., with the ceremony concluding at 8 p.m. Following the event, there will be a concert at The Portal in downtown Harlan. The event at the Depot is free and open to the public. There may be a nominal cover charge for the concert at The Portal. For more information, contact Gipe at [email protected] or 606-589-3130.

Photo submitted Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley, center, recently signed a proclamation declaring Saturday “George Ella Lyon Day” in Harlan County. Joining the proclamation signing were, from left, front row: Shirley Swiesz, Harlan County Arts Council board member, Judge-Executive Mosley and Alexia Ault, from SKCTC’s Appalachian Program; back row: Robert Gipe, Appalachian Program director, and Chris Jones, Harlan County Arts Council member and local photographer. The “George Ellabration” on Saturday will include testimonials, readings from Lyon’s work by friends and colleagues, live music, an art exhibit, a dramatic enactment of one of Lyon’s books for children, a presentation of poems by local students inspired by Lyon’s work, words from Lyon herself and more. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and includes a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., with the ceremony concluding at 8 p.m. Following the event, there will be a concert at The Portal in downtown Harlan. The event at the Depot is free and open to the public. There may be a nominal cover charge for the concert at The Portal. For more information, contact Gipe at [email protected] or 606-589-3130.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Ellabration-Proclamation.jpgPhoto submitted Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley, center, recently signed a proclamation declaring Saturday “George Ella Lyon Day” in Harlan County. Joining the proclamation signing were, from left, front row: Shirley Swiesz, Harlan County Arts Council board member, Judge-Executive Mosley and Alexia Ault, from SKCTC’s Appalachian Program; back row: Robert Gipe, Appalachian Program director, and Chris Jones, Harlan County Arts Council member and local photographer. The “George Ellabration” on Saturday will include testimonials, readings from Lyon’s work by friends and colleagues, live music, an art exhibit, a dramatic enactment of one of Lyon’s books for children, a presentation of poems by local students inspired by Lyon’s work, words from Lyon herself and more. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and includes a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., with the ceremony concluding at 8 p.m. Following the event, there will be a concert at The Portal in downtown Harlan. The event at the Depot is free and open to the public. There may be a nominal cover charge for the concert at The Portal. For more information, contact Gipe at [email protected] or 606-589-3130.
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