this Christmas season as its thousands of lights are glowing throughout the month. The public is invited to drive through for the 10th annual Christmas lights extravangaza between 5 and 9 any night in December except the 24th and the 25th, when the park will be closed. This beauty of twinkling lights has been created by businesses, churches, clubs, and individuals in the county. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.


The Blount County Quilters Guild will have Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at its cottage to take photos of children and grandchildren this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Dec. 10, 11, and 12.