GOODY, Ky. – The upcoming King Coal Festival, the Coal Dust Run and appointing a new treasurer were the main topics of business at the regular monthly meeting of the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce on Monday head at Giovanni’s at the South Side Mall.
Tranquilla Whitt was appointed to fill the remainder of Sherrie Holler’s term as treasurer. Holler is moving from the area.
The TVCC board members were to attend the Matewan Town council meeting Tuesday night to discuss Hatfield McCoy Marathon/Festival plans and ideas.
One idea is to hold the annual marathon on the second weekend of June and then the festival the third weekend.
TVCC Director Natalie Young said that Saturday’s Coal Dust Run needs volunteers. “ We need lots of help,” Young said. “We’re expecting a huge turnout.”
There are several sponsors for the Coal Dust Run which include Consol, AEP, Marcum Law, Wireless Zone, Cotiga, Friends of Coal, Southside Mall and Young Brothers Electric.
“We’re going to raffle off a picture of the Coal House while it was on fire taken by Sonya Hatfield Hall for a fundraiser and give it away on the anniversary of the fire October 11,” Young added.
Mike Baisden gave a brief Hatfield-McCoy Geo Trail event wrap-up, according to Young. He told the group that there were 583 geocachers registered at the event and said that next year’s event would be held in Williamson.