SOAR, Martin County Kiwanis Club to host Martin County Community Celebration Saturday

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Inez, KY. – Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR) and the Martin County Kiwanis Club is hosting a Community Celebration at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at the Roy F. Collier Community Center. The event is free and open to everyone.

There will be free food and entertainment provided by Creakside Country, Savannah Jo Young, Chasity Kinser, Jared Goforth and friends, William Workman, and family-friendly magician and comedian Joey Stepp. Stepp, a Sheldon Clark High School alumnus, also played football at Marshall University. A short program will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and food will be available beginning at 1:30 p.m. Jared Goforth and friends will perform at 1:30 p.m., Creakside Country at 2 p.m., Young at 2:30 p.m., Stepp at 3 p.m., Kinser at 3:45 p.m., and William Workman at 4:15 p.m.

The Celebration will have free food and refreshments, as well as free inflatables (weather permitting) sponsored by Inez First Baptist Church.

“We want to invite everyone to come out and enjoy a day of food, fun, and fellowship,” said Melissa Fannin Phelps, president of the Martin County Kiwanis Club. “This Celebration is just the start of an exciting chapter of Martin Countians coming together and working together for the good of everyone who calls Martin County home and cares about its future.”

SOAR and the Martin County Kiwanis Club would like to recognize the sponsors for the first-ever Martin County Cleanup and Celebration: Chris and Morgane Stapleton’s Outlaw State of Kind Foundation, Appalachian Wireless, Food City, Pepsi, Kentucky Power, East Kentucky PRIDE, VIP Fuels, Cardinal Country Store, Inez Deposit Bank, Peoples Bank, Inez First Baptist Church, Inez Freewill Baptist Church, and the Roy F. Collier Community Center.

For more information, contact Phelps at (606) 534-0234 or Joshua Ball, associate executive director of SOAR, at (606) 626-0685 or by email at