VICCO — The City of Vicco is gearing up for their annual Vicco Bash. There will be food, fun and fireworks for the whole family.
Normally the Vicco Bash is held on July 4, but for the first time in its existence, it will be held during the Labor Day weekend.
The reason the Vicco Bash was moved, Mayor Johnny Cummings said, was because during July 4 the cities of Buckhorn and Hazard had their fireworks at the same time as Vicco planned theirs.
He felt the bash would have had a low turnout because people would be either split between going to the fireworks at Vicco, Hazard or Buckhorn.
It also caused some of the vendors to abandon the Vicco Bash in favor of the Buckhorn and Hazard fireworks show.
“Plus, the weather will be cooler,” said Cummings of moving the Vicco Bash to September.
Cummings said holding it during Labor Day weekend would allow families to get out of the house and do something together.
“It will be fun,” said Cummings excitedly.
There will be inflatables, costumed superheroes for the kids to take pictures with and food vendors set up.
“We got local people doing food booths. The food is fantastic,” said Cummings.
Mitch “Birdman” Whitaker will be appearing at the Vicco Bash to talk about his Bird Rescue in Whitesburg and present a presentation talking about the birds in the area, along with conservation methods.
The presentation will begin at 6 p.m.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the unveiling of Vicco’s first Little Free Library during the Vicco Bash.
Several bands are scheduled to perform, with a detailed lineup being available in the coming weeks.
If you wish to set up a food booth, please contact Sam Neace at WLZDTheLizard@yahoo.com.
The event is free to the public.
Mayor Cummings encourages everyone to come out and have a good time. He said he has had people come from as far away as California to take a part in the Vicco Bash.
A Facebook page has been created for the event. The page name is listed as Vicco Bash.
TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.