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1937 Flood playing afternoon show in Ashland for Clean Start

Oct. 28, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

ASHLAND —  From 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 The 1937 Flood will once again invade Ashland, but in a good way.

West Virginia's most eclectic string band will immerse Judd Plaza with harmony and merriment, ballads and blues tunes, fiddle and folk favorites in support of Clean Start, a mission of the Ashland Area Presbyterian Ministries. Community Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church will serve as hosts.
 Because of the rain the event will be held at the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 1600 Winchester Ave., Ashland.

The band, which also features Doug Chaffin of Ashland, Sam St. Clair, Michelle Walker and Randy Hamilton, plays everything from folk classics of John Prine and Bob Dylan to the blues of Mississippi John Hurt.

Picnic on the Plaza proceeds will benefit Clean Start. Clean Start, a mission of Ashland Area Presbyterian Ministries, will be located in the Neighborhood, a onestop shop for helping people in need. Clean Start will provide showers, haircuts, grooming opportunities and mailboxes for people who are homeless.

Tickets for tables of eight (8) are $150 (or $18.75 per person), tickets for tables of four (4) will be sold for $100. decorate your tables,  wear costumes if you like and bring your own picnic basket or preparations  to prepare your feast.
The food you bring will make the chef or chefs eligible for the Food Tasting/Cooking Contest. The culinary creations will be judged by Rocco Muriale, head chef of Rocco's Restarante and Rocco's Little Italy. Rocco's restaurants are located in Ceredo and Huntington respectively.

Likewise, a Table Decorating/Costume Contest will be held with Michael Mussetter as judge.

Children's Activities will be hosted and provided as a service by Missio Dei.

It is fitting that the 1937 Flood was chosen to entertain those in attendance. This year marks the 75th anniversary of that devastating flood. The Kentucky Highlands Museum will display photographs, mementos and documents relating to that time in our history.

Go online at www.1937flood.com for more info.