JSF Open House Activities

Posted by Bryan Johnson at

The annual Open House to celebrate Jesse Stuart’s 109th birthday will be Saturday, August 8 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the new Conference Room at JSF headquarters in Ashland. The event will include door prizes, refreshments, and:

Book Signings:

James M. Gifford, author of Jesse Stuart: Immortal Kentuckian, Jesse Stuart: An Extraordinary Life

Mark Maynard, author of Mark My Words: Tales of Brandon Webb, O.J Mayo, and Other Sports Legends of Northeastern Kentucky and Teamwork: Ashland’s 1961 Championship Basketball Season

Amy Compton will also be on hand to sign copies of Maynard’s newest book, Grace Runner: The Story of the Spiritual Journey of the Amy for Africa Mission.

Ruby Miller, author of Simply Delicious Desserts

David Palmore, editor of New Harvest: Forgotten Stories of Kentucky’s Jesse Stuart

Edwina Pendarvis, author of Away Down South: A Biography of William Faulkner, Between Two Worlds: a Biography of Pearl S. Buck, and Raft Tide and Railroad: How We Lived and Died

Dale Queen, author of Clyffeside Park: Gem of Nature

Live Traditional Music:

Carl and Buzzy Leming, on the fiddle and the 3-string guitar

Karen and Steve Byington, the Appalachian folk duo “Wiley Dew”

Special Sales

10 to 50% off all purchases in the JSF Bookstore
Art work by local artists Denise Spaulding and Melanie Osborne


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