LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Spring is a beautiful time of year. It is such a special time that in Lynchburg, for the past 21 years, we have designated a day of celebration called “Spring in the Hollow.”
It’s a day to celebrate life — new beginnings, family ties, heritage and creativity.
A day to support a worthy cause and have fun doing it.
A day to look forward to the possibilities in new plants and to remember the stories that old quilts can tell.
This year’s Spring in the Hollow is April 30. The celebration will begin with the “Tiny T” 5K run remembering Taran Wolaver who would have been a Moore County High School senior this year. Race-day registration is at 6:30 a.m. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $25 for the 5K run/walk and $10 for the one mile youth run. All proceeds benefit Project Graduation. For more information and pre-registration go to the website <www.reg2run.com> or contact John LaCook at (931) 247-2375.
The Moore County Middle School band will play from 9:30 until 10 a.m. The band is growing and they are raising money for new instruments.
From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. the town square will be filled with more than 40 vendors such as Mingo Nursery, Chase Greenhouse, Ferrell Nursery and farmer Wilma Kane. Vegetable seedlings will be for sale to benefit the Moore County High School band. There will also be a variety of artists, jewelry crafters and woodworkers such as Dick Milner. Direct sales vendors will be by the County Building.
The fce Quilt Show, in the IBIS building from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., has become an anticipated destination for quilt lovers around the area. Organizers are anticipating some family heirlooms to be displayed for the first time as well as some repeat favorites. There will also be a variety of other items of interest such as afghans and dolls.
Quilts should be brought to the IBIS building around 3 p.m. Friday, April 29, although fce members will be available for check-in from noon until 5 p.m. Visitors to the show are asked to make a donation to support the many fce community projects.
They will also be asked to vote for their favorite quilts, which will be awarded ribbons for “People’s Choice,” first, second and third place. For more information, email Diana Milner at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The Men’s High Heel Race to benefit Relay for Life will be back for a repeat performance. Guys of all ages can pay their $10 entry fee at the Gazebo at 10 a.m. The race from the Gazebo to Farmer’s Bank will begin at 10:15. Organizer Derek Conn has laid down the rules — heels at least 2 inches high and no “wedges.” Call him at (931) 307-8860 if you have questions.
At 10:30 a.m. the popular birdhouse and plant auction will be in front of the Lynchburg Drugstore. You will want to bring a chair, get there early to get your number and get ready to bid on this year’s wide variety of beautifully hand-painted and decorated birdhouses.
Local Boy Scouts are selling Dotson’s Kimberly ferns — small, $12 and large, $15. Pre-order by calling Candy Richard at (931) 433-8461. Only call between 7-9 p.m. please. Pay for your order when you pick it up on the square on April 30.
Tours of the Distillery and the Old Jail Museum will be available throughout the day, as well as C & R Buggy Tours. Moore County Friends of Animals hopes you will carefully consider adopting a furry friend.
See the Moore County News for a complete schedule of Spring in the Hollow events or visit the Chamber of Commerce website at <www.lynchburgtn.com>.
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