Harlan County Shriners give back to the community
by By Nola Sizemore
Photos by Nola Sizemore|Daily Enterprise
Harlan County Shriner Jerry Brooks, left, distributes free T-shirts to children attending shriners annual “Kids Day” held Saturday at the Harlan County Shriners’ campground located at Putney.
Harlan County Shriner Bill Howard, left, holds the rope for children participating in the “limbo” game held during “Kids Day” at the shriners’ campground at Putney on Saturday. During the free event, children were also able to enjoy train rides and an assortment of inflatables.
Harlan County Shriners volunteer Jerome Banks, right, is pictured assisting Brooklyn Couch, 4 of Harlan, with her archery skills during the Harlan County Shriners annual “Kids Day” held on Saturday. Children were taught safety rules for using the bows and arrows.
Enjoying a ride around the campground, Shaylee Ealy, 5 of Jacksboro, Tenn., is seen having a great time atop a horse during the Harlan County Shriners “Kids Day” held at the Shriners Campground at Putney on Saturday. Volunteers led the children around the park during the event.
Children were treated to free cotton candy, hot dogs and drinks during the Harlan County Shriners annual “Kids Day” held recently. Blake Scott, 4 of Johnson City, Tenn., enjoys a hot dog and drink while sitting in his mother’s lap. Blake attended the event with his sister, Ashley, and father, Brian, who is a Jerico, Tenn. shriner.
No “kids day” is complete without a clown. Harlan County Shriner “Fruit Loops the Clown” is pictured with Nakita Risner, left, 7 of Black Mountain, along with Chloe Luttrell, right, 4 of Harlan, being held by her great grandmother, Susan Phillips, also of Harlan.
Getting all painted up, Harlan County Shriners “Kids Day” volunteer Whitney Fox, left forefront, paints Batman eyes on Owen Penix, 5 of Pennington Gap, Va. Also sitting for some face painting was Trenton Howard, back right, 8 of Baxter, with volunteer Allie Hendrix doing the detail work.
Posing for a photo, cousins Braylee Engle, left, 5 of Catrons Creek, and Laila Boggs, 7 also of Catrons Creek, showed off their cute outfits while enjoying a fun day at the Harlan County Shriners “Kids Day” held Saturday at the shriners fairground in Putney.
Helping out on the swings during “kids day”, Jackson Stephenson, center, 6 of Harlan, gives his cousins Aidan Lewis, left, 5 of Harlan, and Chance Sturgill, also 5 of Harlan, a big push to get them riding high in the air on the swing set recently purchased by the Harlan County Shriners for their campground at Putney.
Kids love fire trucks and during the Harlan County Shriners “Kids Day” held on Saturday at the shriners campground in Putney, brothers John Cox, left, 9 of Loyall, and Tommy Cox, 7 also of Loyall, climbed inside the Putney Volunteer Fire Department fire truck to see how it all works. Firefighters A. J. Johnson and Kimberly Bennett (not pictured) were on hand to explain all the details to the children.
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