The museum was decorated for the 4th of July weekend with bright hanging baskets, yard flags from each branch of the military and yard American flags. The baskets come from Country Garden Greenhouse located in the Primrose area of Lee County. There were many visitors on the highway because of the many yard sales in Lee County along HWY 52.
It is tradition for the museum board to sell concessions at the Happy Top Park shelter on the 4th before the fireworks. On Saturday, July 2nd, John David Sipple, Ray Shuler, Justin Shuler, Kenneth Isaacs, Anita Brandenburg and Dedra Brandenburg loaded up the grill, coolers, pop, and supplies and transported it all from the museum to the Happy Top shelter. The board members meet on July 4th at 3pm and started getting organized for the concessions.
Thank you to these wonderful people for volunteering their time and donate supplies and work concessions for the museum: Linda & Bob Smith, John David Sipple, Ray Shuler, Kenneth Isaacs, Shirley Reese, and Joshua Hagan, Irene Thorpe, Steve & Michelle Estes, Bruce & Cheri Murrey, Jessica Treadway, Sammy Joe, and Dedra Brandenburg. The museum took in around $1,700 in concessions between 6:00-9:30pm that night.
Thanks also to Jack's IGA and the Bobcat Dairy Bar for supporting the museum on this event.
To watch the video of the fireworks display visit the Beattyville/Lee County Tourism Facebook page.
Thank you Just Jessica Photography for setting up and adorable photography station for families to have themed photos taken. Donations were made to the museum as people took advantage of the onsite photographer. Check out her page to view more photos from the 4th.
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Museum Board Members
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Edna G. Crabtree
Everett Lee Marshall