Visit the annual Heritage Day celebration in Pittman Center on Saturday for great food, music, family fun activities and a variety of handmade arts and crafts.
The Town of Pittman Center will hold its Heritage Day event on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. Admission is free.
The Methodist Singers will kick off the event with “The Star Spangled Banner.” Followed by a prayer led by Rev. Alta Raper.
A highlight of the day will be the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening of the new Pittman Center Library at 10:30 a.m.
There is so much entertainment packed into this one-day event, and truly something of interest for everyone. Musical acts performing in the pavilion include Boogertown Gap, The Shultz Family Singers, Gene & Teresa Waters, Ray Ball, and Two for the Road. In addition to the music performances, Pittman Center Heritage Day will also have a dog show, cloggers, cakewalks, bounce house, and a production of the “Legacy of Pittman Center.”
Smoky Mountain Historical Society Genealogy will be set up in the Town Hall.
Mayor Glenn Cardwell, author of “The Greenbrier Cove Story” and “A Dream Fulfilled, A Story About Pittman Center,” will sign copies of his books from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Pittman Center Library. Mayor Cardwell is generously donating all the proceeds to build a pavilion and restrooms at the Town of Pittman Center.
“Pittman Center has a population of 500 and does some amazing things,” said Carol Miller, administrative assistant with the Town of Pittman Center. “It is very important for the citizens here to keep alive the town’s heritage.”
Booths at Heritage Day showcase the skill and artistry of hand crafted items such as soaps, pottery, woven baskets, quilts, jewelry and other crafts. These are unique items that you just cannot find in big retailers and will treasure. This event will be a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping.
Anyone interested in being a vendor at the event should call (865) 436-5499. Cost for a booth is $25 and registration is available up to the morning the day of the event. Booths should reflect the heritage of the area, such as handmade craft items.
Pittman Center Heritage Day is presented each year by the Pittman Center Recreation Board.