Purple Martin Festival filled with activities next week
By Mayor Tina Callahan Dye

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

Lewisburg-North Logan

Purple Martin Festival

The City of Lewisburg is preparing for its annual Purple Martin festival! This year’s festival will be the biggest in Lewisburg’s history! Come out and enjoy all the activities that have been planned for your enjoyment.

June 2

Gospel Concert, 2:00 at Lewisburg City Complex

Featuring singers from local churches.

For more information contact Gerald Hildabrand 270-755-4921

June 3

·        Church History Tour, 9:30 a.m. at Lewisburg United Methodist Church

Enjoy a bus ride throughout Lewisburg and North Logan County as we visit several of our oldest churches and cemeteries. The tour will begin at Arnold’s Chapel at Bibb Town and then on to Stuart’s Chapel before stopping to enjoy lunch at the Ranger Grill. The tour will continue with Cumberland Presbyterian, Kennerly’s Chapel and then conclude at Lewisburg United Methodist.  At each stop you will be greeted by knowledgeable members of the congregation and given a tour and informative history of your destinations.

There’s room in God’s Kingdom, but limited space on the buses! The first 26 people to make reservations will get those seats! If you would like to drive your own vehicle or carpool with friends, that will be permitted. Everyone wanting to go should be at the Lewisburg United Methodist parking lot at 9:30 in order to depart on time.

To make reservations or for more information call Shirley Young 270-755-4354


·        Little Mr. & Miss Pageant, 6 p.m. at Lewisburg City Complex

Categories will include:  Boys & Girls ages birth-24 months and Girls ages 2-8th Grade. Forms can be picked up at the following locations:  Lewisburg City Hall, Lewisburg Elementary School, Lewisburg Banking Co. (Lewisburg & Russellville) and Logan County Chamber of Commerce. Concessions provided by Russellville-Logan County Kiwanis Club. For more information, contact Debbie Wilson 755-2960.



June 4

Town Hall Meeting, 6 p.m. at Lewisburg City Complex

Be part of the solution! Come out and meet your local and state officials and representatives from the federal government. WRUS’s Chris McGinnis will be the moderator.  This event is sponsored by the Lewisburg Lions Club. For more information, contact Tony Ashby 270-847-9085.

June 5

Walking Tour, 4:30 p.m. at McKinney Park Lions Club Pavilion

Discover the rich history of Lewisburg from its mound builders to the inception of Henryville to the move to Lewisburg to the present! Wear your walking shoes! Water will be provided! For more information, contact Tony Ashby 270-847-9085.

June 6

Teen Dance, 7-10 p/m/ at Lewisburg City Complex

This event is free for 5th -9th Graders! They can come out and have fun dancing, hanging out with friends getting there face painted and enjoy refreshments! It is well chaperoned. For more information, contact Melanie Henderson 270-791-4656.

June 6-8

Books-to-Go Book Sale, noon-5 p.m. at Old City Hall

Come out and support Books-to-Go Library! They operate solely on donations as they do not receive any funding from public entities.


Free Yard Sale Permit Weekend

If you live in the city limits of Lewisburg, then you will not have to have a permit to have a yard sale on this weekend!  We encourage those outside of the city to also have yard sales this weekend, as it will be a busy time in our area.


June 7

Vendor Sale, 5 p.m. at McKinney Park

Vendors that will be setting up are: Kentucky Komfort Natural Spa Products, It Works!, Miche’ Handbags, Thirty-one, ACE and other craft and knick knack vendors.

Food vendors are Tiki Dawgs & Coy’s BBQ


Car/Truck/Motorcycle/Tractor Show, 5 p.m.

at  Front St. & McKinney Park

$5 Entry Fee. First 25 entries receive plaques!! Trophies given in each category!! Peoples’ Choice Winners! Drawing for Entry Fee Money! Drawing for other Cash Prizes! Door Prizes!! Crusin’ Music will be played throughout the night! Contact Tommy Guffy (270-847-3006) for more information.

Friday Night Flicks at dusk in McKinney Park

Tonight’s movie will feature the classic movie Gone in 60 Seconds. This will be a fun way to end the night. Just bring your lawn chair or blankets and enjoy this great movie with friends and neighbors under the stars!

June 8

·        Vendor Sale, 8 a.m. at McKinney Park

Vendors that will be setting up are: Kentucky Komfort Natural Spa Products, It Works!, Miche’ Handbags, Thirty-one, Scentsy, ACE and other craft and knick knack vendors.

Food vendor is Coy’s BBQ.


·        Purple Martin 5K, 7:30 a.m. at  Mt. Pleasant Church

Registration begins at 7:30 and the race begins at 8 a.m.  $20 registration after May 24th.  Please make checks payable to Lewisburg Lion’s Club and drop off at City Hall.

 A Kid’s Event will be held in the church parking lot before the race. Door Prizes will be given away for this event!

Award for top finisher in each age group and top three over all. Age Groups are as follows: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.


June 8

·        Tractor Ride, 10 a.m. at Lewisburg Elementary School

Start your tractor and sign up for a beautiful scenic, country ride. Ride will commence from Lewisburg Elementary School and travel out Hwy 1040 by Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Then go east on 106 to Beechland Rd., then to Iron Mountain Rd., to the Coon Range Lake for a picnic lunch. Next, traveling left on Beechland Rd. to Beechland Baptist Church turning right, on Beechland Quality Rd. to L. McReynolds Rd to 106 back to Lewisburg.

 Tractors must be able to travel at least 10 mph.


         14 years or older to drive

         NO alcoholic beverages

         Slow moving vehicle sign required

         Insurance is at discretion of owner

         All tractors must travel together

         Wagon/Trailers must have fixed sides

         NO riders will be permitted to ride on tractor unless a fixed seat is provided

For further information contact:

Drexel Johnson 270-755-4011

The organizers of this event are not responsible for any injuries/accidents.


·        Purple Martin Music Fest, 10 a.m. at McKinney Park,

Lions Club Pavilion

Come out and enjoy a day filled with music! Bring a lawn chair for your comfort. Kicking the day off will be Travis Bryan & Friends with a variety of music from gospel, oldies, and country to 80’s Hair Band! Then, at 11 a.m. Chris Kramer will perform his Elvis Tribute Show! At 12:30 Simply Country will be entertaining the crowd with their live band! Finally, at 2 p.m. Tim Harris & The Rockin’ Ragers will rock the show with their crowd pleasing old time rock and roll!


·        Purple Martin Parade, 4:30 p.m. at Industrial Drive

Lineup will start on Industrial Dr.  & Third St. at 3:45.

Parking for trucks and trailers will be infield by Gower’s Drug Store and IGA

Registration forms will be available June 7th at the Car Show and on Parade Day at the Lewisburg Lions Club Booth. Contact Jason Harper 270-893-0012.


·        Marty Brown Concert, 6 p.m.at McKinney Park,

Lions Club Pavilion

Country music singer/songwriter Marty Brown will close out the 2013 Purple Martin Festival with a free concert!! Marty made his mark on Nashville in the 1990s when he met with legendary record producer Tony Brown, who signed him to a record deal at MCA Records. Marty, together, with Tony, made four albums for MCA and eight videos for CMT television over the next 10 years ,including Wild Kentucky Skies, In My Wildest Dreams, High and Dry, and Every Now and Then.


He toured with acts such as Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Hank Williams, Jr. and many, many more. After his recording years, he started writing hit songs for artists, like the heart-felt and groovy “I’m From the Country and I Like It That Way” for Tracy Byrd. He still lives in Kentucky with his wife and kids and is still cranking out his classic country sound. His music and videos can be found on youtube.com under TheMartyBrown channel. He also has a song “When I Stop Loving You” on Trace Adkins’ new CD, “Love Will”.


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