Pie time: Janice Dark and Irene Beasley prepare some of Kellyton’s famous fried apple pies at last year's Kellyton Trade Days. | Dale Liesch

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It’s high time for pie time

Published 7:29pm Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The sound of Gospel music and the sweet smell of fried apple pies will once again fill the air of downtown Kellyton Saturday at the 29th annual Kellyton Trade Days.

Event co-organizer Nelda Hayes said she expects another big turnout at the event this year, as hometown residents and visitors alike enjoy a day of games, food and shopping.

“It’s a great time for people to come and see people they haven’t seen in a year,” she said.

The event, which is hosted by the Kellyton Community Club and Kellyton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad members, will be held downtown and begins at 6 a.m.

“We’ll start serving breakfast at 6 a.m.,” Hayes said. “A lot of people come Friday afternoon and have their stuff ready to set up at sundown.”

Biscuits with sausage and ham and sausage gravy biscuits will be served until 10 a.m. and the event’s famous fried apple pies will be sold all day or until they run out.

Entertainment will begin at 9 a.m. with an hour-long performance from gospel group Fresh Anointing. Carl Kelley will perform magic acts for children from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Gospel group Krystal Klear will perform from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Scotty Fowler will be there from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hayes said there will be pony rides and a moonbounce for the children, as well as face painting, sno cones and a dunking booth set up by the Sheriff’s Department.

Jewelry, clothing, pies, jellies, kitchen knives, handbags and crafts are among the items Hayes said vendors will be selling at the event.

“There’ll be a little bit of everything,” she said. “We have a lot of new vendors coming this year.”

The sound of Gospel music and the sweet smell of fried apple pies will once again fill the air of downtown Kellyton Saturday at the 29th annual Kellyton Trade Days.

Event co-organizer Nelda Hayes said she expects another big turnout at the event this year, as hometown residents and visitors alike enjoy a day of games, food and shopping.

“It’s a great time for people to come and see people they haven’t seen in a year,” she said.

The event, which is hosted by the Kellyton Community Club and Kellyton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad members, will be held downtown and begins at 6 a.m.

“We’ll start serving breakfast at 6 a.m.,” Hayes said. “A lot of people come Friday afternoon and have their stuff ready to set up at sundown.”

Biscuits with sausage and ham and sausage gravy biscuits will be served until 10 a.m. and the event’s famous fried apple pies will be sold all day or until they run out.

Entertainment will begin at 9 a.m. with an hour-long performance from gospel group Fresh Anointing. Carl Kelley will perform magic acts for children from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Gospel group Krystal Klear will perform from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Scotty Fowler will be there from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hayes said there will be pony rides and a moonbounce for the children, as well as face painting, sno cones and a dunking booth set up by the Sheriff’s Department.

Jewelry, clothing, pies, jellies, kitchen knives, handbags and crafts are among the items Hayes said vendors will be selling at the event.

“There’ll be a little bit of everything,” she said. “We have a lot of new vendors coming this year.”

She added that visitors should be sure to buy a chance to win a $100 bill as well as stacks of lumber that will be given away after a sawmill demonstration in afternoon drawings.

Hayes said the organizing committee is already looking forward to the 30th annual event.

“As soon as it’s over, we start thinking about what to do next year,” she said.

Vendor spaces are still available for $10 a space and $5 more with electricity. For more information, call Linda Hardman at 256-215-7218 or Nelda Hayes at 256-234-6289.

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