The Oliver Springs Historical Society will kick off this year’s October Sky Festival and Heritage at the Depot with a “Miss October Sky Pageant.” The Pageant will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., and it will be held at the Kellytown Baptist Church Activity Building in Oliver Springs.
The age/grade categories are newborn to high school.
The registration form and fee of $25 must be received by Oct. 1. Registration forms may be picked up at the Pageant Sponsors, After Sunset Boutique (611 East Tri-County Blvd., Oliver Springs), and Simply Southern Florist and Gifts (529 Main Street, Oliver Springs). Forms may be downloaded from the October Sky Festival’s website at octoberskyfestivaltn.org.
All churches, businesses, and schools are encouraged to support the Miss October Sky Pageant. Winners of the Miss October Sky Pageant will be presented at the October Sky Festival and Heritage at the Depot, which will be held at Arrowhead Park on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday’s festivities will also include tours, car shows, antique appraisals by Joe Rossen, coal mining artifacts, and other historical artifacts, food, etc.
All proceeds from the pageant and the festival will go toward the restoration of the Oliver Springs Museum. The Oliver Springs Historical Society is in the process of restoring the Abston Building in Oliver Springs. This building is on the National Register of Historical landmarks and will serve Oliver Springs and the surrounding communities as a historical museum and archives.
For information regarding the pageant, contact Kristy Mullins (865) 318-2738 or Betty Hackworth at (865) 207-5319.