Teana Burns, HCPAC president, said the purpose of the event is to help raise awareness of cancer prevention throughout the county.
"There will be good food, good entertainment, good fellowship and mainly good information on how to safeguard your health," Burns said. "We have several booths that contain very useful health information."
Several of the booths will contain information on the most common types of cancers that are seen in southeastern Kentucky such as colorectal, prostate and breast cancer.
Burns said it is recommended that everyone pay particular attention to the material regarding lung and cervical cancer.
"Incidence of these types of cancers is higher in Harlan than in the district as well as in the state," said Burns. "We are encouraging women between 40 and 64 to talk with the staff of the Harlan County Health Department to see if they are eligible for women's cancer screening, which includes a pap smear."
Burns said the first 70 women who qualify and schedule an appointment will receive a coupon that can be redeemed for a $10 Wal-Mart gift certificate when they complete their screening at the Health Department before Oct. 31.
"These are just a few of the cancer prevention booths we will have on hand at the event," Burns said. "We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the day and become more aware of cancer prevention."
There will also be games for the kids and family activities, along with several local artists who will be performing. Games and activities will consist of a hay ride, cake walk, door prizes and face painting. Among the many entertainers there will be The Sugar and Spice Cloggers, The Musettes and Libby's Twirlers. Raymond Cox with the Harlan County 4-H club is also scheduled to be there with something for the kids.
There will also be an emergency preparedness booth to help learn how you can prepare your family for a national emergency or a local disaster.
Burns said there would be drawings for prizes throughout the evening and that everyone should remember to put their names in the baskets or boxes at each booth as well as in the box when registering for the door prize.
"Although the focus of this event is on cancer prevention we want everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves," Burns said. "There are a lot of fun activities for the kids."
Members of the Harlan EMS would also like to encourage everyone to visit their booth for a free blood pressure screening.
The Second Chance Hoedown will be from 5 to 9 p.m. and Kyle Burnett will serve as emcee of the event.
Burns said the members of the HCPAC would like to thank everyone who has helped with preparations of making this event a success.