Trail Days 2013 Schedule
SATURDAY, MAY 11TH
8am: TOWN WIDE YARD SALE! Bargains on every street.
9-11am: Dr. Roberts, with VCA Highlands Animal Hospital, will hold a rabies clinic at the shelter in the Town Park. Prices: 1 Year Rabies: $10.00, 3 Year Rabies: $20.00, Distemper for both dogs and cats: $15.00, Kennel Cough: $15.00, Microchipping and Feline Leukemia also available. For more Information, call 276-628-4115.
5pm (contestants check in at 4pm): Miss Appalachian Trail Days Pageant at Rhea Valley Elementary School, for girls 0-18. Entry forms can be picked up at RVES or Holston High. For more info contact Trisha Widener 276-475-3431 or Sherry Jobe 276-492-9138.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15TH
Manufacturer Representatives set up in the campground, and from Thursday (16th) through Saturday (18th) will be available to assist hikers with equipment repairs, gear advice and specialized services. These Reps are there to help you, the hiker, with any issue you may be having with any of your gear. The Reps generously donate their time and skills to provide FREE gear repairs, expert fitting and other services to the A.T. community. We hope you’ll take advantage of this service opportunity in the campground parking area. (There is a $5 campground entry fee per person, which covers the entire weekend, regardless of the amount of time spent there.)
9:00 am: Judith Foster and Eleanor Grasselli will lead Wildflower Walk from Whitetop Mountain to Elk Garden This 2.5 mile stroll, can take 2.5 hours to fully enjoy. Please bring lunch, another layer of clothing and rain gear; options include camera, hiking poles, wild flower and birding books, field glasses, etc. Carpool at 9:00 a.m. from the Damascus Caboose to Elk Garden on SR#600; regroup about 9:40 for the drive to Whitetop on FSR#89. Reservations required before 6pm, Tuesday, May 14: 276 475 3709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5-7pm: A special preview of the annual Trail Days book sale at the Damascus branch library on Water Street. Preview sale for Friends of the Library members (and memberships available at the door).
5:30pm: Free meal at One Way Ministries, followed by a Devotional Praise and Worship Service!
THURSDAY, MAY 16TH
Front Porch Ministry at River Rose Cottage (beside the Methodist Church), with light refreshments, beginning at 7am.
9am: Campground opens for weekend parking ($20 per car) & campground entry ($5 per person).
9-5: "FREE Gear Repair Area" in the camp grounds parking lot.
11am-7pm: The Damascus branch library on Water Street holds its annual Trail Days book sale.
Noon-6pm: Showers and laundry unit beside the bath house in the campground, towels & supplies provided.
Noon-6pm: Ministries information tent at the campground entrance.
12-7: Retail, craft, and food vendors set up in the Town Park.
4, 5 and 6pm: Free home-cooked meal for the hikers! Tickets are free, but are required - get them at the Ministries information tent or at First Baptist Church all day Thursday.
7-10pm: Free Coffee House and live music at One Way Ministries, with light refreshments.