AUGUSTA — Jackie McMurrin has been named the 2023 admiral for Riverfest Days.
McMurrin stated she isn’t positive how she got here to be nominated and chosen as admiral. She famous that Riverfest Days used to have a committee however she is unsure who’s at the moment serving on it.
She stated she is grateful for the chance to serve Augusta on this approach.
McMurrin at the moment serves on the Board of Administrators of the Augusta School Echo Corridor Affiliation. She stated she additionally at the moment runs the Augusta Kentucky Historic District Fb web page.
She famous that she is married to Chaplain Philip McMurrin of Hospice of Hope and is a loyal mom and grandmother. McMurrin is concerned in the neighborhood in some ways.
She stated there have been a number of occasions when she has posted gadgets on the historic district web page showcasing Augusta and what it’s wish to reside in a small city. She famous posts about Augusta’s river surroundings and native companies.
McMurrin stated she additionally posts updates about what’s taking place in Augusta to maintain group members up to date.
For 17 and a half years, McMurrin served on the Augusta Impartial Faculty Board. She famous that she has labored in childcare for 22 years. McMurrin owned and operated 5 childcare facilities, she stated.
McMurrin stated she has served in different areas of the group along with the college board. She stated she served on the Augusta Metropolis Council for 2 years and was an Augusta Rotarian for 22 years.
In response to McMurrin, she was the primary lady president of the Augusta Rotary Membership. She stated she was additionally the primary member to be elected to a state place. She stated
McMurrin stated that she was an Augusta Rotarian for 22 years and was the primary lady president of the Rotary Membership. She stated she was the primary Rotarian to be elected to a state place.
When McMurrin acquired the decision from Tourism Director Janet Hunt telling her she had been chosen as admiral, she was undecided what to anticipate. She stated she thought Hunt was calling to debate veteran banners that might be hung across the metropolis.
McMurrin stated she was shocked to listen to she was chosen as Riverfest Day’s admiral this 12 months. She stated she has by no means been the admiral earlier than. She famous that the admiral of Riverfest is basically an envoy for the pageant.
In response to McMurrin, as admiral, she might be acknowledged and awarded throughout a ceremony on Saturday, July 15, throughout Riverfest Days celebrations.
“I’d wish to thank the Metropolis of Augusta and the tourism division for nominating me,” McMurrin stated. “Small-town dwelling has all the time been particular. I’m undoubtedly an advocate for small-town dwelling.”
Riverfest Days in Augusta begins on Friday, July 14, and concludes on Sunday, July 16. Festivities start at 5 p.m. on Friday and finish at 10 p.m. Saturday occasions begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 10 p.m. Sunday occasions start at 11 a.m. and finish at 5 p.m.
On Friday, residents can go to native distributors and eat meals from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beer Backyard might be at Sundown Level till 10 p.m. At 6 p.m., a magnificence pageant will start on the group heart. Music by Hay Boys might be at Sundown Level from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, Riverfest Days celebrations will start at 10 a.m. and finish at 10 p.m. A flyer stated festivities will begin with a gap ceremony at Rock Stage on Riverside Drive. That is when McMurrin might be acknowledged as admiral.
Distributors and meals might be accessible from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Riverside Drive and Bracken Avenue. Beer Backyard might be at Sundown Level from midday to 10 p.m. An previous tractor present might be from 10 a.m. to three p.m.
A child present will start at 1 p.m. on the Clooney Group Heart. Registration is at midday, a flyer stated. Music is obtainable from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. DJ music by JG’s might be at Rock Stage, Nook Boys might be at Sundown Level, and Boone Alley might be at Sundown Level.
Nook Boys are set to carry out from 3 p.m. to five p.m., and Boone Alley is about to carry out from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Sunday, celebrations will start at 11 a.m. and finish at 5 p.m. Distributors and meals might be accessible on Riverside Drive and Bracken Avenue all day. From midday to five p.m., DJ music by JG’s might be at Rock Stage. Beer Backyard might be at Sundown Level in the identical timeframe.
From 1 p.m. to three p.m., Kentucky’s County Duo may be seen at Sundown Level, a flyer stated. A mother-and-daughter look-a-like contest will happen at 2 p.m. at Sundown Level.