Speedway in Lights
With millions of glowing lights and hundreds of brilliant displays positioned all around the World’s Fastest Half-Mile and throughout Thunder Valley, Speedway in Lights is a must-see event that grows in popularity each year. Christmas Village in the BMS infield featured carnival rides, marshmallow roasts, crafts and concessions. Santa Clause will be there for holiday photos. Proceeds benefit Speedway Charities. Complete information at speedwayinlights.org.
Where: Bristol Motor Speedway
When: The Entire Holiday Season
Stuffed Strut 5K Run
The Stuffed Strut 5K Run & Family Walk happens Friday, November 28 starting at 9:00 a.m. at Wytheville’s Smallest Church, 1090 Nye Rd., Wytheville. This event is sponsored by the Community Food Kitchen. The mission of the Community Food Kitchen is to provide a free well- balanced meal for the homeless and anyone in Wytheville and neighboring areas who is hungry. More information is available at communityfoodkitchen.com. You may also call 276.228.6280, ext. 211
Where: Wytheville, Virginia’s Smallest Church
When: Friday, November 28
Christmas Holiday Kickoff in Marion
Where: Historic Downtown Marion
When: November 21-23
The weekend before Thanksgiving has become "The Official Kickoff to the Christmas Holiday Season" for the Town of Marion. The German Club of Marion and Marion Downtown present the 6th. Annual Christmas Market all weekend November 21st - 23rd. It will feature over 40 local and regional artists, crafters, food and seasonal vendors at the Marion Farmers Market at Cherry and Chestnut streets. And this is just one of the many holiday activities and celebrations planned for the weekend. A complete list can be found at marionva.org.
Tis’ the Season for Christmas Parades!
As reported by our branch bank managers, here are just a few Christmas parades across the region to put on your calendar:
MARION – Sunday, November 23rd at 3:00 p.m.
HONAKER – Monday, November 24th at 7:00 p.m.
BRISTOL– Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m.
DAMASCUS – Saturday, December 6th at 10:00 a.m.
KINGSPORT – Saturday, December 6th at 3:30 p.m.
(The Santa Train arrives around 3:00)
ABINGDON – Saturday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m.
JOHNSON CITY – Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m.
GATE CITY – Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m.
(Santa will greet the kids at the courthouse after the parade)
RURAL RETREAT – Sunday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m.
SUGAR GROVE – Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 p.m.
2014 Johnson City Turkey Trot
Where: Johnson City, Tennessee
When: Thanksgiving Day
The 2104 Johnson City Turkey Trot is set for 8:30 a.m. November 27, Thanksgiving Day. The event is centered around a 5K road race and family fun run, which will be staged in the Legion Street Parks & Recreation Area. Runners’ starting line is on State of Franklin Road while walkers will start on Legion Street. Post race events will be held at the Memorial Park Community Center Courtyard. Lots more details at jcturkeytrot.org/