Group to host storytelling event in downtown Hazard

Hazard, Ky. (WYMT)-- One group looking to revitalization in downtown Hazard as a way to revitalize Eastern Kentucky plans to allow generations to learn from one another Saturday.

"Downtown Hazard, Looking Back, Moving Forward" is scheduled for 4:00 at Peoples' Park.

It is set to include senior citizens from the Hazard Perry County Senior Citizens Center passing along their stories about the city to the next generation.

InVision Hazard, a project of the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, is hosting the event. People with the foundation hope it can spur growth not only in Hazard, but in the entire Eastern Kentucky region.

"This is not a community that says, 'We're going to let a shift in the economy, a change in industry, get us down. They are not going to do us in. We are going to move forward,'" said Gerry Roll, the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky's executive director.

The event also is set to include the launch of the Fantastically Hazard product line. The line is a non-profit enterprise of InVision Hazard. Its products currently include t-shirts promoting the city along with a drawing showing the things that make Hazard unique.

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