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GREEN This year’s Greenup Old Fashion Days will pay tribute to one of his wands: the late Maddie Coldiron.

Coldiron died in February. She was the president of the event and participated in a wide variety of other community events, including the Greenup Woman’s Club Christmas Home Tour. Anne Stephens and Bambi Reed are leading Greenup Old Fashion Days this year.

Stephens said Coldiron was a pillar of the community.

“In Greenup, Maddie was a part of everything that was going on, or at least she knew everything about it,” Stephens said. “She could tell you whoever was a part of (Old Fashion Days). She knew who the vendors were and where they were. Her house was like the command center of the Old Fashion Days.

“Not having it at Greenup is more important than not having it at Old Fashion Days,” she said, noting that everyone involved in the event wants her contributions remembered.

“His memory is still very much alive at Greenup,” Stephens said. “We have all worked with her and know her and want to make sure we continue what she started.”

She said she hopes attendees make sure to be there for the opening ceremonies, which will honor Coldiron’s memory.

It’s the 55th Old Fashion Days. Last year’s event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stephens said event committee members have kept in touch with the Greenup County Health Department about the guidelines, but as the events take place outside, no mask requirement is necessary. Social distancing will always be encouraged.

“We will encourage people to be mindful of themselves and our community and to be careful and respectful of one another,” Stephens said.

Here is a calendar of events.

Thursday September 30

7:00 am – Lions Club pancake breakfast.

9 a.m. – Opening ceremony, performance of the Russell Orchestra.

10:30 am – Spelling Bee, departmental finals.

11:30 am – Russell Band.

12:30 p.m. – Russell Middle and High School Choir.

1:15 p.m. – Russell-McDowell Choir.

1:45 p.m. – Raceland-Worthington Hillbilly Show.

2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Registration for the baby contest.

2:30 p.m. – Raceland Guitar Ensemble.

3:00 p.m. – Raceland Groups.

4 p.m. – Greenup County cheerleaders.

5:00 p.m. – Kentucky Memores.

6 p.m. – Baby contest, small stage; parade of tractors; 5 km race.

7 p.m. – Gospel Night: Community choir; the John Thorsberry trio; Yates family.

Friday October 1

9 a.m. – Elementary Argillite choirs.

9:30 a.m. – McKell Middle Choir and Orchestra.

10 a.m. – Choi from Greenup County High School.

10:30 am – Wurtland Middle Choir and Band.

11:00 a.m. – McKell Elementary.

11:30 am – Wurtland Elementary Costume Parade.

Noon – Show by Wurtland elementary students after the costume parade.

1:00 p.m. – Willis Twins.

2:00 p.m. – Greysbranch Elementary Choir.

4:45 p.m .: Jayce Turley.

5:30 p.m. – Rock Bottom Group.

6:30 p.m. – Sam L. Smith Band.

7:30 p.m. – The Goodfellas.

8:30 p.m. – Larry Pancake Band.

Saturday October 2

10 a.m. – Costume competition on stage.

10 a.m. – Mutt Strutt, Greenup Park;

10 a.m. – Quilt Show, courthouse.

11:00 am – Tricycles race.

11:30 am – The Kentucky Dance Studio.

Noon – Pizza-eating contest.

12:30 p.m. – Canoe race prizes and apple pie winners.

1:00 p.m. – Romantha (patching).

1:30 p.m. – Nutty Buddy Dancing Friends (line dancing).

2:00 p.m. – Zach Griffith Group.

3:00 p.m. – Classical groove group.

4:00 p.m. – Parade.

5 p.m. – Johnathon Cox.

5.30 p.m. – Rocket construction.

6:30 p.m. – Reed Fields Band.

7:30 p.m. – Paul Pace Group.

8:30 p.m. – Talent Show (with judge Paul Pace).

Small stage program

Noon – Elijah Miller.

12:40 p.m. – Clifton Ross.

1:20 p.m. – Johnathan Cox.

2:00 p.m. – Michael Garvin.

2:40 p.m. – Jayce Turley.

3:20 p.m. – Zach Griffith.

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