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 www.spaypetstn.com . 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.