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GATLINBURG - Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2011 in unique style with its 23rd Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Friday night, December 31, 2010.
At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2011, the Space Needle area will shine with a red glow from the surrounding rooftops at the beginning of a music program which includes selected songs followed by a choreographed fireworks show produced by Pyro-Shows of LaFollette, Tennessee.
Leading up to midnight, popular musical entertainment will be headquartered on the balcony of the Gatlinburg Convention Center at the Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road entrance. A disc jockey will entertain the crowd prior to midnight at the free public event, with party favors provided by Mr. Tablecloth available near the base of the Space Needle on Historic Nature Trail.
“It has become a tradition for families and friends from across America to come back to celebrate the New Year here in Gatlinburg,” said George Hawkins, Special Events Manager. “We expect to have another big crowd to help us usher in 2011 with their loved ones and friends.”
The highlight of the evening is the ball drop from the Space Needle, signifying the old year is over and a new one has begun. Then music encouraging crowd participation and the fireworks show off the 342-foot structure will welcome the New Year in dazzling style.
The entire city of Gatlinburg celebrates New Year’s Eve in a big way with many restaurants and attractions offering special celebrations. Lodging companies are offering special packages and entertainment, including the Park Vista – A Doubletree Hotel with dinner and a Las Vegas Style Show.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies offers a “Dance With the Sharks” party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. A ticket includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, fireworks viewing from Aquarium Plaza, and two live bands, Kevin McGuire & Friends and Rock-It. Kids arrangements and programs are also available.
Popular hotspots like Blaine’s Restaurant, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, and T.G.I. Friday’s are right in the middle of the fireworks area below the Space Needle and offer varying packages which may include music, buffets and a champagne toast.
For information on other New Years Eve parties and activities as well as lodging and dining options, please call the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce at 800/568-4748, or visit www.gatlinburg.com.
SEVIERVILLE, TN - The Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department still has space open for the Flurry of Fun Program. Registration forms are available at the Sevierville Community Center. The fun program is for children from kindergarten age through sixth grade. Activities will include swimming, bowling, an art project, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, dodgeball, whiffleball, basketball and kickball. Scheduled field trips include Premier Athletics for gymnastics, Spin City Roller Skating, shopping, Reel Theatres and Mr. Gatti’s.
The program dates are December 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30. The registration fee is $90.00 for all five days. Daily registration is also available at $18.00/day. The fees include most activities, field trips, lunches and an afternoon snack.
For additional program information, please contact Deanna Hutchens at 868-1875.
SEVIER COUNTY, TN - A multi-county Master Horse Owner program has been scheduled for January and February in the Sevier County/Knoxville area. Horse owners will be participating in the program from 8 surrounding counties. Classes will be held in Knoxville starting on Tuesday evening January 11, 2011. The class will run for the next 4 Tuesday evenings in January and February Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1) and on Saturday February 5th. Cost for this class will be $150.00
Tennessee horse enthusiasts and professionals spend nearly $300 million a year subsidizing their passion. From the idle “yard ornament” some keep on a small acreage to the high-dollar performance horse on the show circuit, Tennessee’s equine population of more than 210,000 is an important driver of the state’s agricultural economy.
An increasing number of owners, however, come to the sport, or hobby, with little or no agricultural background. For first-time owners especially, the learning curve in the responsibilities of horse stewardship can be steep. UT Extension has filled the need for education with a new program for horse owners.
The Master Horse Owner program targets all horse owners. The program is mainly written for adults, although it is suitable for all ages. The Tennessee Master Horse Owner (MHO) program, is designed to deliver science-based information to horse aficionados, from the novice to the professional. The 16 hour training covers the equine industry, health, nutrition, reproduction, genetics and selection, behavior and training, farm management, and business management.
For additional information about this class, or to get signed up to participate, you can contact the Sevier County Extension Office at 453-3695 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also come by our office at 752 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville. We are located on the Sevier County Fairgrounds.
GSMNP - Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the award of a $33.8 million contract to continue construction on the “Missing Link” of the Foothills Parkway. The Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA) made the award to the Lane Construction Company of Charlotte, NC to design and build a substantial portion of the uncompleted section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland, TN and Wears Valley, TN.
The recent contract is for the construction of approximately one-half mile of the Parkway, including three bridges, two that will extend eastward from the Walland end, and the third to run west from the Wears Valley end. Park officials have dubbed this recent project “The Multiple Bridges Project”.
Under terms of the contract, Lane Construction has until October 25, 2015 – five years - to complete the project, beginning with the preparation of detailed plans and specifications for approval by the Federal Highway Administration and continuing through construction.
Funding for the project came from a variety of funding programs administered by the National Park Service and the FHWA, including $7.7 million that was made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Work is already underway on a $24.7 million, ARRA-funded, project to design and construct an 800 foot-long bridge which will extend west from the Wears Valley end. The current project is expected to be completed in November 2011, so that work under this latest contract can begin where it leaves off.
“The completion of these contracts will be a huge step toward meeting our goal of having this Walland to Wears Valley segment of the parkway completed in time for the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016,” said Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent, Dale A. Ditmanson.
Currently, this 16.1 mile segment of the parkway is made up of two partially-completed portions, one extending east from Walland, and the other extending west from Wears Valley. With the latest contract, work is now partially-completed or under contract for approximately 15.77 miles of the 16.1 miles of this section. The NPS and FHWA are still seeking the funding to award a contract, or contracts, to construct the remaining .33 miles, including the last two bridges, and to pave and finish the entire 16.1 miles so that it can be opened to traffic.
The Wears Valley section is currently closed to all public access while the construction of the 800 foot bridge is underway. Park officials expect to close the Walland section to all public access as of December 16, 2010 when work on the Multiple Bridges Project begins.
The Foothills Parkway is a scenic parkway congressionally authorized in 1944. The parkway corridor is 72 miles long, but to date, only two discontinuous segments totaling 22.5 miles are completed and open. Administered by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Parkway parallels the Park’s northern boundary from Chilhowee Lake, TN to Interstate 40 near Cosby, TN.
GATLINBURG, TN - The low drone of the bagpipes has been echoing through the Smoky Mountains for centuries. If you listen closely you just may hear “Scotland the Brave”, riding on the mists that gives these mountains their name, calling to you to celebrate this areas Scottish heritage. Now thanks to the efforts of a small group of Sevier county residents the pipes will play on for another year in Gatlinburg at the city’s annual Highland Games. The newly formed Gatlinburg Scottish Highland Games, Inc. has been working tirelessly to fill the vacancy left by the previous Scottish games board when it decided to pursue a new venue and games in Maryville, TN earlier this year.
Along with the backing of the City Commission, Gatlinburg Scottish Highland Games, Inc. has already began plans for the 30th Anniversary of the Games in Gatlinburg in 2011, thereby keeping this long standing tradition of celebrating all things Scottish alive and well in the heart of the Smokies.
The 30th anniversary celebration of the Scottish Highland Games has been scheduled for May 13th -14th, 2011 at Mills park in Gatlinburg. The sights and sounds of Pipe and Drum bands, Scottish Clans, Highland Dancers and of course the Scottish Athletic events will mingle with the smells and tastes of the very best in authentic Celtic food and drink. Scottish merchandise from numerous regional and national vendors will be available. The group also hopes to provide contemporary Celtic entertainment on a much larger scale than past games as well as providing an exciting and educational Children’s area at the games so that future generations of Scots are aware of their history and heritage.
It is for that reason, namely the continued preservation and celebration of our areas Scottish heritage, that the Gatlinburg Scottish Highland Games, Inc. is proud to be working so closely with the City of Gatlinburg to once again bring this event to the residents of Sevier County.
“The Gatlinburg Scottish Highland Games is definitely an event that welcomes and captivates the attention of people of all ages, with a constant variety of entertainment, competition, and culinary distractions that the entire family will enjoy. We have something here in Gatlinburg that no other Highland Games has, from the unmatched natural beauty of the venue itself, to the range of restaurants, and attractions that the area has to offer. We welcome the opportunity to share all of that with the millions of annual visitors to the City and the National park.” Said Brian Papworth , President of the Gatlinburg Scottish Highland Games, Inc.
The Sevier County public Library System including the King Family, 408 High Street in Sevierville, the Seymour Branch Library at 137 W. Macon Avenue and the Kodak Branch Library at 319 West Dumplin Valley Road will have the following 2010 holiday schedule:
· Friday, December 24 – Closed
· Saturday, December 25 – Closed
· Monday, December 27 – Closed
· Saturday, January 1 – Closed
All locations of the Sevier County Public Library System will be open regular hours on Tuesday, December 28 and Monday, January 3. For further information, please call 453-3532.
SEVIERVILLE, TN - You've seen the commercials for selling old gold and silver jewelry for cash? Bet you didn't know there may be some gold in your car's parts, specifically, the catalytic converter. Over the past two weeks, the City of Sevierville Police Department (SPD) has received four reports of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles.
In 2008, Sevierville experienced a rash of catalytic converter thefts, as did many cities nationally. When stolen. the catalytic converters are typically unbolted or sawed-off; SUV’s and pick-up trucks are the most frequent targets because thieves can more easily get underneath these vehicles to access the catalytic converter.
Thieves often sell the catalytic converters to junk dealers as scrap metal, but many also remove the precious metals used inside the catalytic converters. The metals, such as platinum and gold, are very valuable.
Prevention of catalytic converter theft is difficult because the converters can be removed with few tools in a matter of minutes. Vehicle owners are encouraged to park in well traveled and populated areas, even during the daylight hours, and park inside a garage at home.
Anyone with information on these incidents is requested to contact the SPD @ 865-453-5506.
Sevierville (TENN) – Way finding signs for Tennessee’s new Sunny Side Trail are now in place. This mapped driving trail covers 12 East Tennessee counties and nearly 300 points of interest from historic main streets and quaint restaurants to scenic Smoky Mountain back roads and picturesque spots for outdoor adventure. The Sunny Side Trail begins and ends in Sevierville, where several of the way finding signs now direct people to Sevierville’s 20 points of interest along the trail. The signs were installed in early November and were provided by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
The Sunny Side Trail was initially launched in Sevierville on May 13, 2010 in a special ceremony at The Robert Tino Gallery, which is one of the points of interest along the trail. Other Sevierville points of interest include New Salem Church, Forks of the Little Pigeon River Cemetery, the McMahan Indian Mound and more. Since the launch, welcome centers in East Tennessee have given away more than 10,000 Sunny Side self-guided driving tour brochures.
The Sunny Side Trail highlights much of the heritage, culture, food and attractions in East Tennessee and is one of sixteen regional trails that will launch over the next few months as part of a statewide tourist development initiative called “Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways.” An active social media campaign and print campaign featuring country band Rascal Flatts are being used to promote the trails program.
Those interested in taking the self-guided Sunny Side Trail driving tour may pick up a brochure detailing the points of interest at Sevierville Chamber of Commerce welcome centers and state welcome centers or online at SunnySideTrail.com.
GSMNP - Great Smoky Mountains National Park announces the 35th annual Festival of Christmas Past celebration scheduled Saturday, December 11, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Sugarlands Visitor Center. The event, sponsored in cooperation with Great Smoky Mountains Association, is free to the public.
This annual celebration of the culture of the Smoky Mountain people, with an emphasis on the Christmas season, was the brainchild of Glenn Cardwell, former Park Ranger and Supervisor at the Sugarlands Visitor Center, 35 years ago. “The Festival of Christmas Past has become an institution here at Sugarlands over the decades, much like Glenn himself,” said Kent Cave, North District Resource Education Supervisor. “We always look forward to sharing the traditions of Christmas’ Past with Smokies visitors, and in that way continue a tradition of our own,” he added.
The festival will include old-time mountain music featuring the "Lost Mill String Band," "Boogertown Gap" band, and "South of the River Boys”. The last of which has been a part of the festival since its first years. Demonstrations of traditional domestic skills such as the making of baskets, traditional textiles, quilts, and apple butter will be ongoing throughout the day. Other special programs that will be presented include:
9:30 a.m. - "Old-fashioned Harp Singing" led by Bruce Wheeler, Paul Clabo and Martha Graham.
12:00 p.m. – Charles Maynard telling stories of the holiday season
2:00 p.m. - “Stories of the Past” session, presented by the Smoky
Mountain Historical Society
11:00 am -12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - “Memories Along the
Trail” Costumed interpreters will lead a short walk from the
visitor center and talk about life in the mountains during the
holidays in the early days of the 1880s to the 1930s
The Sugarlands Visitor Center is located on Newfound Gap Road (U.S. Highway 441), two miles south of Gatlinburg, TN. For more information call the visitor center at (865)436-1291.[caption id="attachment_14090" align="alignnone" width="512" caption="Crafter Sallie Swor carves an applehead doll. Photo: GSMNP"][/caption]
SEVIERVILLE - Registration for spring semester is now under way at Walters State Community College. Spring semester begins on Jan. 13. Students who register early have until 4 p.m. on Jan. 6 to pay tuition and fees. For students registering after that date, payment is due by 4 p.m. Jan. 12 and will carry a $25 late registration fee.
Walters State Community College offers courses in over 100 programs of study
and grants associate degrees in science and arts for students transferring to four-year
universities. The college also grants associate of applied science degrees and technical
certificates for students who plan to enter the workforce immediately after attending
Walters State. Classes are offered in Morristown, Greeneville, Sevierville and Tazewell.
Many classes are are offered completely or partially online, ranging from basic
writing to western civilization. Programs are also available that allow students to
complete degrees by attending class one night a week. High school students can also get a
jump start on college through advanced placement and dual enrollment courses.
New students should contact the Admissions Department at (423) 585-2685 or
1 (800) 225-4770, ext. 6 for assistance. Students may also visit any campus for more
information. Returning students can use STAR_Net to register. Prospective students can
also visit any Walters State Community College campus for information.
Students are encouraged to register as soon as possible to have the widest
selection of classes.
Update for Sevierville Highway 66 construction from TDOT contractor MACTEC, for the current week. Phase 1 – Nichols Street to Boyds Creek Highway:
This week the TDOT contractor will continue the 5 minute stoppages on SR-66 Monday, November 29, 2010 through Friday (12/3) between 9am and 3pm from King Street to Boyds Creek Highway mainly for interim paving operations.
Weather permitting, crews will be constructing sidewalks and concrete driveways along State Route 66 from King Street to Gist Creek at night. The right lane of northbound and southbound will be closed at night Monday (11/29) through Thursday (12/2) beginning at 7:00 p.m. Crews will have the lanes reopened each morning by 6:00 a.m.
Crews will also shift southbound traffic to the inside lanes between Allensville Road and King Street at night on Wednesday (12/1). During the traffic shift, the left southbound lane of State Route 66 will be closed between Allensville Road and King Street. Crews will reopen two southbound lanes by 6:00 a.m. Thursday (12/2). This shift will allow workers to pave the inside southbound lanes between Allensville Road and King Street.
Progress made last week includes paving in the inside northbound lanes from Nichols St. to SR-448; storm drain installation; sidewalk construction; installation of new gas line; placement of storm drain, fill material, and base stone in the new median north of Allensville; fine grading the base stone north of Douglas Dam Road (SR-338); and constructing sections of curb and gutter.
Phase 2 – Douglas Dam Road (SR-139) to south of the I-40 Interchange:
This week the contractor will continue the 5 minute stoppages, as needed, on SR-66 Monday (11/29) through Friday (12/3) between 9am and 3pm from SR-139 to I-40 for movement of equipment and materials in and out of the work zone.
Progress made last week includes continuing clearing operations; and placement of rock and dirt fill along southbound SR-66.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please call us at 865.429.4509. As always, please use extreme caution and reduce speed through the work zone.
SEVIERVILLE (TN) – The Sevierville Christmas Parade is set for Saturday December 4 at 11am. The parade will wind through historic downtown Sevierville and feature some of the most unique entries ever seen at the event.
Lumberjack Feud, a new area attraction opening in 2011, will present a float featuring live demonstrations of lumberjack skills during the parade. The lumberjacks will climb poles, use crosscut saws and hot saws. In addition, the show’s new host, Danny Devany, who formerly played “Scraps” at the Hoot & Holler Dinner Show, will also be on the float entertaining the crowd.
Other unique entries for 2010 include Hoop Mood Teens, a hula hoop dance team from Sevierville Middle School, a horse and carriage from Heritage Carriage Rides, an entry depicting Christmas around the Hispanic world from the SCHS Spanish Club, the Blake Jones #80 race car and several antique fire trucks.
Crowd favorites will be back as well including area mascots, several groups of majorettes, the D&S Builders Gingerbread House, the antique yellow Blalock’s truck and more. The Sevierville Kiwanis Club will also push their shopping carts alongside their parade float again this year collecting canned food donations for the Sevier County Food Ministry. The parade will conclude with the traditional arrival of Santa Claus on the Tanger Five Oaks sleigh.
The parade will originate in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church, exit the parking lot and travel west on Honey Street, turn right (north) on Forks of the River Parkway, right (east) on Main Street, right (south) on Court Avenue and continue back to the First Baptist Church parking area.
For questions regarding the parade, contact Carroll McMahan at 453-6411 or email@example.com.
Sevierville (TN) – Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass event has been named a Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society for May 2011. Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass was nominated and selected from among the best events across the Southeast to receive this designation. This is the second time the event has received the Top 20 designation.
“Every year we try our best to create an event that draws both out of town visitors and locals to enjoy great entertainment, food and fun,” says Sevierville Chamber marketing director Amanda Marr. “Earning this recognition two years in a row really highlights what a quality event Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass is.” Events listed on Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events list typically garner additional media exposure in a variety of publications as the list is sent to over 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and more.
Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass is a family friendly event celebrating championship barbeque and bluegrass music. Entertainers for the 2011 event include Jerry Butler, Blue Moon Rising, Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier, IIIrd Tyme Out, Mountain Ruckus, Larry Sparks, Junior Sisk, Balsam Range and more. The next Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass event will be held May 20 & 21, 2011 in downtown Sevierville.
KNOXVILLE Bluegrass devotees, autograph collectors, and guitar lovers will place their bids and vie for the chance to own a one-of-a-kind instrument being auctioned off by not-for-profit radio station WDVX FM. Beginning Monday, November 22, 2010 enthusiasts can start bidding on a Jean Larrivée acoustic guitar signed by some of the world's best musicians: Ricky Skaggs, Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson, Tim O'Brien, Peter Rowan, Missy Raines, Jim Hurst, Frank Vignola, Claire Lynch and Brian Sutton.
"We've been fortunate to host many of these players on the Blue Plate Special," says general manager Linda Billman. "The guitar represents how integral WDVX is to the music community, and we're eager for bidders step up for the chance to make it their own."
"The artists who signed the guitar represent just a handful of the countless musicians who have graciously given their time and support to the station over the years," says program manager Tony Lawson. "Whoever makes the winning bid will have something very special."
Bidding on the autographed guitar will begin at $1,000. The auction ends Wednesday, December 22, 2010 and the highest bidder's name will be announced on the air.
WDVX is a listener-supported radio station broadcast over the airwaves in East Tennessee and around the world on WDVX.com.
Founded in 1967, Jean Larrivée Guitars is an esteemed, Canada-based maker of instruments based in Canada. Famous players of Larrivee guitars include Brad Paisley, John Hiatt, Willie Watson and Critter Fuqua of Old Crow Medicine Show, Dierks Bentley, John Sebastian, and many more.
For additional information, visit WDVX.com or contact the station at 865-544-1029.
KNOXVILLE - The Mabry-Hazen House Annual Christmas Tours will be given on December 11, 2010 from 5-8pm and on December 12 from 2-5pm. Rooms and other areas will be decorated by well known Knoxville decorators including Samuel Franklin, The Flower Pot, and Scott Morrell of Flowers, Patsy Vittetoe, as well as Volunteers, Board Members and Museum Staff.
The event is free of charge to the public and light refreshments will be served. A special display will also be on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center containing some rarely seen objects. The home will remain decorated and open for regular tours until December 22nd subject to regular tour fees.
SEVIERVILLE, TN - Parents, would you like Santa to call your child and talk about their Christmas wish list? If so, just contact Santa’s elf at the Sevierville Community Center to complete a registration form and staff members (elves) will gladly arrange for Santa to call your child.
The "Santa Calling" program in Sevierville is open to children ages 4 – 9 years old. Santa will make his calls December 14 and 16 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Registration is from November 29 – December 8. Space is limited. Call Deanna at 865-868-1875 to register.
NASHVILLE - - The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting in Memphis at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, located at 1934 Poplar Avenue. The meeting will be Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. (CST). The Brooks Museum is recognized as one of the largest and most innovative museums in the American South, and known nationally for its educational programs, community outreach, and world-class art collection.
Quarterly Commission meetings are open to the public and as part of the meeting
agenda, a public hearing is scheduled where Memphis and regional arts organizations
are invited to address the board. ArtsMemphis is assisting the Commission with local
arrangements. Susan Schadt, president and CEO of ArtsMemphis, is pleased the
Commission is coming to Memphis.
“ArtsMemphis is so happy to welcome the Tennessee Arts Commission to Memphis for
their December meeting,” said Schadt. “We are excited that they will get to experience
the unique vibe of Memphis and our vibrant, diverse artistic community. We look
forward to making their visit a memorable and enjoyable one.”
Rich Boyd, executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission, says the Commission
is pleased about returning to Memphis.
“Memphis is a city with a rich cultural heritage, and in recent years the arts have become
central to the quality of life in the city,” said Boyd. “Our three Commission members
from Memphis have helped plan an exciting agenda.” Commission members from
Memphis include Gale Jones Carson, Lucia Gilliland, and Carol W. Prentiss.
According to Ellen M. Hays, chair of the Commission, the meeting agenda will
include reports on the Fiscal Year 2012 State Budget, the Arts Access Program, and the
Interboard Committee on the 2011 Governor’s Arts Awards. An update will be provided
on activities of Tennesseans for the Arts, and a report on the 107th General Assembly to
convene in January 2011. Other Commission business will include reports on Inaugural
activities of Governor-Elect Bill Haslam, and Policy 22 Sub-Recipient grant monitoring.
Commission members will have an opportunity to visit arts organizations near the
meeting site. According to Schadt, these include the new Playhouse on the Square,
Memphis College of Art in Overton Park, New Ballet Ensemble and School, Center for
Southern Folklore, the Orpheum Theatre, Stax Museum of American Soul Music/Stax
Music Academy, and the National Ornamental Metal Museum. “The Memphis arts are
always at your fingertips with our comprehensive cultural calendar at artsmemphis.org,
or our Arts App, downloadable for free on iTunes,” says Schadt.
KNOXVILLE - Ramsey House will hold its annual Wreath-making Workshop on Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 10:00 until noon in the Ramsey House Visitors’ Center located at 2614 Thorn Grove Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37914. Participants will design and create a holiday wreath from natural materials such as magnolia leaves, pine cones, boxwood, rosemary, Leland Cypress, holly, and berries. All materials will be provided, but participants may want to bring gloves and gardening shears.
And for children, Ramsey House will be having a pomander workshop, where children get to make a traditional holiday ornament. They will also get to enjoy holiday treats, games, and songs. Reservations must be made by calling 865-546-0745. Cost is $25.00 per person for non-members and $20.00 for members of Ramsey House. Children’s pomander workshop is $15.00 per child. Create warm holiday memories with your friends and family members by attending this traditional holiday event together.
Ramsey House Christmas Candlelight Tours will be held Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Touring this magnificent historic mansion in the ambience of candlelight is bound to boost your holiday spirit. You’ll also enjoy traditional holiday décor of all natural materials recalling Christmases of long ago. Seasonal music, hot drinks, and baked goods will be available for guests, and there will also be baked goods for sale. Reduced holiday rates for Christmas tours are $5.00 per person; children age 11 and under free.