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October 11, 2017

Hogskin History Day approaching


WASHBURN – The 18th annual Hogskin History Day will be held Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., at Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center, 1936 Liberty Hill Rd, Washburn. The event is sponsored by 91.9 FM/WUOT and East TN PBS.

The event is a celebration of the history, music and culture of the Hogskin Valley and surrounding Appalachian communities,

This year’s event will highlight the natural history of the area’s forests and trees, and all the critters from fleas to white-tailed deer who live within the woods of East Tennessee. The day promises to be both full of fun and interesting information. Guests will be treated to lots of local entertainment, as well as a chance to win up to $2000.

There will be old-fashioned games, crafts, cakewalks, henna painting and bubble blowing to keep youngsters occupied, while a variety of food, including homemade pizza from an earthen oven, bean burritos, beans, cornbread, home-baked goods and more will be available for purchase to satisfy anyone’s appetite.

During the afternoon, guests will be offered free apple juice from a hand-operated press using local organic apples. Free hand-cranked ice cream is a traditional feature of Hogskin History Days, served on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit http://www.narrowridge.org  Narrow Ridge | Earth Literacy Center event schedule for times apple juice and ice cream will be served.

Tours of Narrow Ridge’s “off the grid,” environmentally friendly buildings and homes, as well as the Natural Burial Preserve, will be scheduled in the afternoon. Local vendors and exhibitors will showcase crafts from old-time wool spinning to jewelry and art, using recycled/repurposed materials. Door prizes will be given every hour. Hogskin History Day T-shirts will also be available for purchase.

Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit the website at www.narrowridge.org or call
(865) 497-2753.

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