Editorial: Three Cheers

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 11:01 PM

Library calendars help

support ‘friends’ groups

The Friends groups that serve our county libraries so well are always looking for ways to raise money. They are volunteers who support their library with purchase of books and funding of programs. Now you can help those groups while also having a useful document in your possession.

Friends of Sevier County Public Library System groups are co-sponsoring a 2013 annual calendar of events that lists all of the currently scheduled events including story times, book club meetings, movie programs, computer classes, Friends of Library meetings and programs – including used book sales, community and service club monthly meetings, library board and foundation meetings, special events.

The 2013 calendar is on sale for $5 at the circulation desks of the King Family Library, and Kodak and Seymour branches. This is a neat idea to help the groups while retaining a valuable document with lots of information about your public libraries. Drop by and purchase one today.

Congratulations to local

athletes in Border Bowl

Sevier County’s young football athletes were well represented during last weekend’s annual Border Bowl, the clash between Tennessee and Kentufky all-stars,. The ame is played at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.

Local players named to the squad were Logan McCarter, D.J. Griffin, Dexter Robbins and Ralph Watson, all of Sevier County High; Cory Fox and Shane Muse of Pigeon Forge; and Blade Durbin and Justin Horner of Gatlinburg-Pittman High. Lee Hammonds assistant coach at G-P, was a participant as well.

In addition, several trainers and student trainers from Sevier County were participants as well, helping in case players were hurt or injured. It was a game played to win, but also for fun. And some of the players were still hoping for a shot at college ball and a scholarship to pave the way. Congratulations to all from our county who took part in this annual bragging rights game.

Local artists have works

on display at Arrowmont

Head on over to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in the next few weeks to see some of the amazing talent we have in this community. The 16th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition is under way, celebrating the skills of Sevier County artists.

The exhibition features 116 pieces from 65 local artists working in a variety of media. Artists must be from Sevier County and be 18 years or older.

“Suzanne Cada of the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville judged the exhibition. She selected the exhibition’s artwork and also selected the winners. “The talent and vision of Sevier County’s visual arts community truly inspired me and also overwhelmed me when selecting works for the exhibition,” Cada said in a statement.

Arrowmont will display works of the award winners in its main gallery through March 2. It’s free. The school is located in downtown Gatlinburg. Go by and see what we have here.