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Monday, September 17, 2012

Farmer's Market Thanksgiving Dinner

·         The new building and location of the Kingsport Farmers Market has been a blessing for many this year. With thanksgiving in our heart -Jim LaFollette (President) and Beverly Poe (Vice-President) of the market are organizing an event to provide a meal for 750 people within our community who do not have the opportunity to enjoy a meal in a home or with family. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served at the market from 11 am - 2 pm on Thanksgiving Day November 22nd - prepared and catered by Pratt's BBQ and Catering. As a non-profit unit we rely on the contributions from local businesses, organizations, churches, individuals or groups to make this event a success. You can make a deposit into our “Thanksgiving Meal Account” at First Kingsport Credit Union (408 Clay St.) Also, if you know of persons or families we may serve-or have any questions please email me directly at

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“There is no greater gift given than the sharing of your meal”

May you and your family be filled with many blessings as we approach this holiday season.



Thanks so much!!


Bev Boling

Kingsport is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.