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Congratulations to Queen Lauren Fritz!

Congratulations to Lauren Fritz, a Teller at The Bank of Damascus. Lauren was named Miss Centennial Queen of the Chilhowie Community Fall Festival this past weekend and reigned over the event. The new Chilhowie Community Fall Festival replaced the Chilhowie Apple Festival and was a great success. We also congratulate the Chilhowie community and all the volunteers who made the new Festival possible.

By the way, Lauren says she will not be wearing her queen’s tiara when she assists customers this week!

Annual Farmers Market & Craft Bazaar
Where: The Bank of Rural Retreat and The Bank of Chilhowie
When: October 3, All Day

Join us for the bounty of autumn in Southwestern Virginia! Exhibitors from the regions around these Hometown Community Branches of The Bank of Marion will show a variety of hand-crafted products and home-grown produce for your perusal and purchase. Concessions will be available for snacks and lunch. Join your friends and neighbors for a celebration of the fall harvest. More details are available by clicking here.

Song of the Mountains Matinee
Where: Lincoln Theatre, Marion, VA
When: October 4, 2:00 p.m.

Song of the Mountains will present another series show and public television taping of its award winning concert series on Saturday, October 4th at The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. The concert will be a special 2:00 p.m. matinee and will feature six very popular music groups in a diverse lineup that includes Emi Sunshine, the Bluegrass Brothers, the Crooked Road Ramblers, the Harris Brothers, the Perkins Boys and Amanda Boyd & Friends.

For more information on Song of the Mountains, visit SongoftheMountains.org

Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Where: Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol, VA/TN
When: October 8, 6:30 p.m.

The Birthplace of Country Music presents an intimate evening with Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s Performance Theater. The evening offers a unique opportunity to dine and socialize with friends and the featured performer. Dan Hicks is well-known singer-songwriter whose sound combines western swing, country, pop and a bit of gypsy music.

For more, visit BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org

The Carter Family: Lives and Legacies
Where: Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol Tennessee/Virginia
When: Now through February 28, 2015

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is presenting its first special exhibit, The Carter Family: Lives and Legacies. The original Carter Family took familiar songs – hymns and gospel songs, Appalachian ballads, music from the rural work camps and urban factories – and made them their own. Alive with feeling, the songs touched upon personal and private joys and pain. This unique exhibit reflect the voices of the Carter family and runs through February 28.

For further information, visit birthplaceofcountrymusic.org or call 423-573-1927.

Smyth County 4-H Horse and Pony Club Meeting
Where: Rolling Rock Farm – Chilhowie, Virginia
When: October 9, 6:30 PM

The Smyth County 4-H Horse and Pony Club will meet October 9th at 6:30 PM at Rolling Rock Farm in Chilhowie Va. This is a “hands-on” meeting. Participants must follow the equine ethics codes and 4-H equine guidelines to participate. For more information or directions, contact Julia Jones, Club Leader at 276-782-8888 or the Extension Office at 276-783-5175. Youngsters must be in the 4th grade or above to participate in the club.

Unicoi County Apple Festival
Where: Downtown Erwin, Tennessee
When: October 3rd & 4th, 2014

Erwin, in the beautiful mountains of northeast Tennessee, will host the 33rd Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival on October 3rd & 4th, 2014. The streets of downtown Erwin will overflow with 100,000 plus visitors for this two-day event. The festival will feature over 350 craft and food vendors, plus two food courts and four entertainment stages for two-full days of performances by top gospel entertainers and bluegrass performers. Festival hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 both days.

Details at unicoicountytn.gov/things-to-do/annual-unicoi-county-apple-festival.

Moccasin Gap NAPA Auto Show
Where: First Baptist Church Parking Lot, Weber City, VA
When: Oct. 4, 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Enjoy one of the biggest auto shows in the region. Register and show your own pride and joy or just come see the vehicles at the Moccasin Gap NAPA Auto Show . Lots of trophies in many auto divisions and dash plaques to the first 225 registered entries. For more information, call 276.386.7901. Rain date is Oct 11.

Grillin’ at the Gate
Where: Gate City, VA
When: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 & 5

Gate City is home to the best BBQ Festival in the area! Grillin’ at the Gate is a two day event that features BBQ Competition at its finest. Visitors will live music street vendors, Piglet's Kid's Corner, a car show, cornhole competitions and more.

Get you grill on by clicking http://www.gcitygrillin.com/


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