Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dycusburg News: Sept. 16, 2010

By Matthew T. Patton

The Dycusburg cookbook, compiled by the Dycusburg Ladies Auxiliary, has arrived from the printer. The beautifully bound book, with 208 recipes, titled "Homecooking on the Cumberland: The Love and Traditions of Dycusburg, Kentucky" is $10. It's available for purchase at Dycusburg Grocery. For more info, call Starlena Mahns at 988-3004.

The next Dycusburg Community Group meeting (an informational meeting on park plans and future group initiatives) will be Monday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the grounds of the future park adjacent to the Baptist church fellowship hall. In the event of rain, it will be held at the home of Michelle Henderson.

Mark your calendars: Dycusburg Day is slated for Saturday, Oct. 16. A community yard sale will also be held in conjunction with the festivities that day. Vendors, live music, crafts, a BBQ, fire department activities and several other events are in the works. Anyone who would like to get involved can call 988-3004.

Carol and George Strilko recently visited the area from the Chicago suburbs.

Dan and Michelle Henderson and Jake and Jody Selph and several of their friends enjoyed a camping trip to Land Between the Lakes during Labor Day weekend.

Only two copies of "Dycusburg, Kentucky: A Glance at Her Past" are available from the most recent reprint. Copies are $75 and should be reserved by e-mailing matthewtpatton@yahoo.com or calling 215-285-0920.

A family reunion for the descendants of L.B. and Sarah (Parsley) Patton will be held Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Fredonia Lion's Club Building. A potluck lunch will be served around noon. Family members are encouraged to bring photos to share. Friends of the family are also welcome to attend.

An October family reunion (date TBD) is also in the works for the Ollie and Emma (Bennett) Matthews family. For more information, e-mail michrehend@yahoo.com or call 988-2758.

Share your birthdays, anniversaries, news and other items by e-mailing matthewtpatton@yahoo.com.