Arrowmont to host annual Souper Bowl for United Way

GATLINBURG — Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is hosting its annual Souper Bowl event to raise funds for the United Way of Sevier County from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9.

Tickets are $35 and get the ticket holder homemade soup, bread, cookies and a hand-made bowl to keep. The event is in the Arrowmont dining hall. Call 865-436-5860 to purchase tickets.

MEDIC to hold 12 Days of Christmas drive through Dec. 7

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is hosting its annual 12 Days of Christmas event from now through Dec. 7.

Donors can go to one of MEDIC’s donor centers or any mobile drive through that period and receive a MEDIC fleece blanket (while supplies last) and entered for a chance to get other prizes.

Appointments are preferred. Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org. Appointments allow our staff to mitigate wait times and control donor flow.

MEDIC is the primary blood product provider for 24 hospitals in 22 counties including Blount Memorial, Covenant Health System, East TN Children’s Hospital, Tennova Healthcare, and UT Medical Center.

Sevierville issues traffic advisory for Parkway

SEVIERVILLE — The Sevierville Police Department is issuing a traffic advisory for the Parkway beginning this Friday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 28.

Motorists should expect heavy traffic on the Parkway, from Forks of the River Parkway to the Pigeon Forge city limits, as residents and visitors take advantage of retail business sales in the area.

Officers will be monitoring traffic signals and directing traffic at some locations to assist motorists as much as possible. Delays should be expected and motorists should plan for additional travel time on the Parkway and connecting roads.