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Yes, Townsend will be having their free, annual fireworks show again this year! It will be held at the same place as in years past -in the field just past the Highland Manor Inn on 321.
Music from Tennessee State Line -a country, bluegrass and gospel band- will start at 8:30pm and Tiffany Webb will sing patriotic songs at 9:15pm. The fireworks will start around 9:45pm.
To find a good parking spot, get here at least an hour early -and bring your lawn chairs or you’ll be sitting on the ground!
These pictures were taken last year -about a half a mile away from the show site:
Blessings and Happy Fourth of July!
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Are you going to be in Townsend this weekend? Looking for some deals?
My dear friend, Monica, is having a yard sale tomorrow and Saturday -July1-2, 2010:
For all of you local yokels and garage sale go’ers, I am having a 3 family garage sale at my house Friday and Saturday, rain or shine. My address is:
GMC truck, 2 horse trailer, lawn mowers, weedeater, tools, tack, bicycle rack with hitch, school books, chalkboards, children’s stuff, clothing, frames, clay pots, linens, drum set, computer monitor, beautiful wedding dress, air conditioner, much, much more!!!!
Lots of great bargains!!
How about some free fun for the whole family?
The Smoky Mountain Pottery Festival is going on today and tomorrow -June 4-5, 2010- in Townsend, TN:
Smoky Mountain Pottery Festival -30 pottery booths with demonstrations, hands-on children’s activities, prize drawings and music.
When: June 4-5, 2010 -from noon-5pm on Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday.
Where: Townsend Visitors Center, 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pwy, Townsend, TN 37882
For more information, please call 865-448-6134 or 800-525-6834.
This event is finished for this year but reoccurs around the same time each year in June.
It’s peak flashing season for the synchronous fireflies that live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and you can see this this natural phenomenon at Elkmont, from June 5th-13th. This year, there are two options for getting there:
Trolley service from Sugarlands Visitor Center
Trolleys from the City of Gatlinburg will pick up visitors at the Sugarlands Visitor Center RV/bus parking area starting at 7pm and will run continuously until the parking area is full -or until 9pm if the parking area doesn’t fill up. The cost for the trolley service is $1 per person.
Shuttle Service from Townsend, TN
Cades Cove Tours is offering a shuttle service from Townsend. The 3 hour tour starts at 8:30 and the cost is also $1 per person, but space is limited and the shuttles are filling up fast.
Please note: The Elkmont entrance road will be closed to all motor vehicles and pedestrians every night from 5:00 p.m. until midnight, June 5-13.
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The Passion Play in Townsend, Tennessee is no more.
From the Passion Play website -dates for 2010:
We regret that this past year we lost the lease to the Amphitheatre in Townsend. The woman who owned the property deeded it to the National park and the Amphitheatre and set were torn down to the ground ….We are planning on doing a limited engagement of the Passion play in Sevier county ..most likely Sevierville or Pigeon Forge this fall. Please keep us in your prayers as we hope to find a new home for the ministry .
For updates, please check the Passion Play website and I’ll post any new information on their status as it becomes available.
It would be nice if they could find another place here in Townsend…they will be missed.
Independence Day Fireworks Show
Join us in Townsend this July 4th for our annual Independence Day Fireworks Show. It will be held in the usual place -the field next to the Highland Manor Inn on 321 -with Patriotic music at 8:30pm and fireworks at 9:45pm.
Bring your lawn chairs and come an hour early to find a good spot to park, they fill up fast!
Update for 2010:
All of East Tennessee had a snow day today! All the school systems, several colleges, private schools, some businesses, roads, government offices and even Dollywood were closed.
Maybe another one tomorrow, it’s snowing again. Lacy went out this afternoon. He says Wears Valley Rd. is fine but the back roads are still real slick outside of Townsend.
Closings for tomorrow, so far:
Volunteer TV SnoGo Closings
We made snow-cream this afternoon…yum!