Opening ceremony begins Hillbilly Days festival

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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Hillbilly Days is officially here!

Thursday afternoon, crowds formed as organizers welcomed in the 41st year of tradition.

The opening ceremony highlighted many people who helped make the festival possible. Keys to the city were given to some who have been a part of the festival since the beginning.

While organizers want everyone to have a good time, they also reminded everyone of the festival's purpose.

"This is the festival with a heart and we just want people to remember that. When they come to town and their having fun, spending a little money, and we're doing it all for the babies," Jimmy Kinney, organizer, said.

Hillbilly Days will continue through Friday and Saturday.

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