HAZARD — Summer in the Park returns to the Bobby Davis Memorial Park in downtown Hazard on Saturday, June 25. The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. with local artists and crafters displaying and selling their fabulous works. Local authors will also be featured at the book fair.
Pathfinders is sponsoring kids games and a scavenger hunt. Festival goers will have the opportunity to experience the new Story Walk at Bobby Davis Park, highlighting Nancy Allen’s book, “The Munched Up Flower Garden.” Jeremy Farmer is providing musical entertainment for the event.
Performances by Little Theater of Hazard are a Summer in the Park tradition. This year, Little Theater is producing two performances for audiences to see at Summer in the Park. The LTH Teen Players are presenting “Miss Nelson is Missing,” a play adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Hatcher. The show starts at 4:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m., the state renowned Hazard Middle School Speech Team takes the stage. The LTH Youth Players cap off the evening with a production of “Snow White and the Seven Robbers” by Geoff Bamber at 7:00 p.m.
The activities at Summer in the Park are free. Remember to bring a chair or blanket for seating. Concession will be sold. Summer in the Park is sponsored by Little Theater of Hazard, The Appalachian Arts Alliance, InVision Hazard and the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. The Bobby Davis Museum and Park are located at 234 Walnut Street in Hazard.
These are the stars of the plays for Summer in the Park this year:
LTH Teen Players Miss Nelson Is Missing cast: Miss Nelson/Swamp – Terry Thies; Kimbertly – Kensie Engle; LaVita – Eleni Karelis; George – Jacob Fields; Elvis – Justin Whitt; Phoebe – Sarah Hicks; Raymond – Ben Handshoe; Principal Mumleker – Shane Engle; Detective McSmogg – Mike Hicks.
LTH Youth Players Snow White and the Seven Robbers cast: Snow White – Raegan Francis; Karina Lady in Waiting – Ava Dixon; Mailman – Jonathan Counts; Prince Rupert – Benjamin Handshoe; King Benedict – Jacob Fields; Klaus The Bodyguard – Cage Slone; Queen Dragomira – Sky Slone; Mirror Mirror – Sarah Hicks; Wise One – Eleni Karelis; Edmund The Hunstman – Justin Whitt; Nasty – Lilly Williams-Lucero; Sneaky – Kortney Gross; Creepy – Libby Doll; Snarly – Katie Johnson; Meany – Zoe Karelis; Loathsome – Mandy Engle; Slightly Unpleasant – Miriam Saylor; Little Lord – Jayden Whitt; Little Ladies – Addison Fletcher and Angel Wilkinson.
Terry Thies is the director for both plays. Shane Engle is assistant director for Snow White and the Seven Robbers, with Tori Halcomb stage managing the production.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.