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Friday, October 12, 2012

Oct 27: Downtown Trunk N Treat

Just in time for Halloween, Kingsport residents can get a look at the seamy side of town with the first annual Boo On Broad Street....A National Community Impact Award winning event through Alley Cat Allies. .Join us for an evening of spooky walks and scary tales coming Saturday, October 27 at 210 Broad Street.


Special guests include H.A.U.N.T. Paranormal Research Team, They are a non profit research team based in Southwest Virginia. Together, they have been conducting successful investigations throughout the nation. They will bring the equipment they use and allow visitors to hold and use the same devices they have utilized in their paranormal research. Pat Bussard writer,researcher and founder of The Ghost Writers, a paranormal investigative team. Her work has appeared in books, magazines and newspapers. Bussard's latest book, True Tales from the Notebook of the Paranormal Journalist, will be published by Westnab Press later this year.


Also appearing will be Dr. Tim Potter, a local Veterinarian, author and storyteller who's latest book, The Gift of Scruffy will be available at this event.


Participants will explore the dark back alleys of downtown Kingsport and hear the truth about the seamy side of our city, learning surprising facts about many of the city's best known citizens.The program will be a light hearted mix of fiction and fact, leaving the viewer to separate the two.


Activities will begin at 7 p.m.and will continue as long as attendees remain alive. Flashlights will be strictly forbidden, except for the special devices available at showtime.

There are a limited number of tickets available for sale for only $6.00 each. They are available at Attic Treasures, 158 Broad Street, River Mountain Antiques,120 Broad Street or they can be purchased at . All proceeds will go towards spaying and neutering animals in the Tri Cities area.


"We hope to bring a different approach to our event by inviting people who actually pursue the paranormal and are experts at what they do", said Carol Hensley, event organizer and President of Paw Purr P.E.T.S, a low cost spay and neuter group. "I'm very excited to hear their stories about pursuing ghosts and spirits all over the country. We might even find one or two still hanging around Broad Street", she said.


Participating merchants include Rose Cottage Bakery, 113 West Market Street, Korner-Copia, 200 East Center Street, Star Trails Downtown Art Gallery, 246 Broad Street and The Mustard Seed Cafe, 118 East Market Street.


Also, join us for Trick-or-Treating at the annual Trunk N Treat for a lot of family fun in Downtown Kingsport Tennessee, October 27th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Trick-or-Treat from store to store while supplies last (for kids 12 and under). Shell-E the shelter dog will be on hand and up to his antics. A Halloween Carnival will have with lots of games and prizes. Pet adoption will be available through Junk Yard Puppies and the Kingsport Animal shelter. We're also having a decorated pumpkin contest, too. Bring your decorated pumpkin to the event and compete to win great prizes.


Carol Hensley

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.