TriCounty Community Guide 2019 - Page 18

EVENTS May 3: May Day Festival This is not an all inclusive list of events. Visit at 222 Corbin Center Drive, www.corbinky- tourism.com or call at 606-528-8860 for the most up-to-date list of events in Corbin and for more information on these listed. January TBA: Finger Lickin' Chicken Week April-September: Whitley County Farmers' Market (More information on page 31) The May Day Festival turns 76 this year. The May Day Festival has been nurtured through the years by the Ossoli Club of Corbin and the community. The Ossoli Club of Corbin is a member of the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The Ossoli Club has been involved in community improvement since 1939, the year after the club was organized. A good many of the founding members were teachers. That year there was a child in school who needed a tonsillectomy which the family could not afford. The Ossoli Club paid for the tonsillectomy. Next came milk. The Club funded the (then) three grade schools with milk for every child to have at morning recess. And just like today, the need and cost of milk kept increasing. So, in May 1944, the first May Day was held as a fundraiser. May Day involves local children from preschool through high school in fundraising, community involvement and creative performance. The May Day Queens’ races center around a fund- raising competition between girls in two differ- ent age brackets. Tenth grade girls compete for the title of May Day Queen and girls of kinder- garten age compete for the title of Tiny Queen. Votes are cast for each candidate by contribut- ing to her fundraising campaign. Half of the May Day fundraising proceeds each year go to the classrooms of the groups that participate in the program. The other half is used by the Ossoli Club to fund community improvement projects and programs. May 11: Cumberland Valley Cruise-In A perennial favorite returns with Corbin’s Cumberland Valley Cruise-Ins, which continue to draw a variety of stylish rides. The 2019 schedule will feature all the cruise-ins in downtown Corbin from 4-8 p.m. May 11, June 8 and July 13 as well as 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14. Car enthusiasts will get an eyeful of restored rides and hot rods, some of which come from other states. Of course, the area's car enthusiasts also partici- pate, offering locals the chance to visit with friends as they share their passion for fine sheet metal, includ- ing stock muscle cars, pro- street-style pickup trucks and tuner-style imports along with classics from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Live music and food are part of the festivities. For more information on the Cruise-Ins, visit cum- berlandvalleycruisein.com. Page 18 — The Times-Tribune • Community Guide 2019 April-October: City Yard Sale (in downtown Corbin the first Saturday of each month) May 18: Movies in the Park (Sanders Park) another will be held Oct. 5