Monday, July 27, 2009
For those of you who were here for JuneFest............our nephew, Seth, who worked tirelessly as a volunteer the whole week is leaving for home (Colorado) in the morning. He was a great help and said he had a lot of fun meeting everyone this summer. All you campers saw him working doing just about everything. And all you bands probably had him helping you haul your gear back and forth from your vehicles to the stage and back. We couldn't have done it without you, Seth. Thanks! He wasn't a bluegrass fan before he started volunteering his summers to help us but we have converted him! He loves it now. Thanks again and good luck being a senior this year!!!
For the first time, we will be having an author present on Friday and Saturday of our September event for a book signing. Tim Hollis of Alabama has written some quite interesting books about the early days of tourism in our area as well as Florida and a new one about Rock City. I first discovered his book, The Land of the Smokies, last year and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is full of old black and white photos (color ones, too) of the early years of tourism in the Sevier County/Smoky Mountain area. He also has several books pertaining to early Florida attractions. Yes, I know, you're probably thinking..............what has that got to do with bluegrass?.........well, nothing in particular. But lots of the people in attendance at this festival have been coming here to the Smokies for years and will find them interesting, I'm sure. Who knows......you might even see yourself in one of those old photos. Also, we have lots of bluegrassers from Florida who will get a kick out of his Florida stories. You can find his books on the internet if you need more information. Don't forget to check them out while you are here.
Hi, everyone! September will be here soon and we need to get some more vendors lined up. If you are a vendor with a unique or interesting product, please contact me for information on becoming a vendor here. The phone # is 865-397-7942.