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Chamber of Commerce planning another big year

Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 9:01 am

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — After a short lull in activity since Christmas, Moore County Chamber of Commerce representative, Candy Richard, is revving the engines and putting programs in gear to head down the road to another exciting and profitable year.

Just around the corner, on April 30, is the 21st annual Spring in the Hollow. This is always a great time to purchase plants and trees and other spring related items. There will be crafters and direct sale vendors around the Square, a birdhouse and plant auction, a men’s high heel race and a 5K run. The Moore County Middle School Band will entertain Saturday morning.

The Quilt Show in the IBIS Building is a Spring in the Hollow attraction that draws quilt lovers from around the area. Organizers are eager to display even more quilted items this year. Call (931) 759-4111 for information.

Looking further down the road, Moore County’s longest running event, Frontier Days will be June 22 through 25. There will be carnival rides every night. The well-known gospel group, The Cavaliers, will perform Thursday night and there will be street dancing on Friday and Saturday nights. There will not be a rodeo this year, but remarkably, visitors will have an opportunity to ride a camel.

On Friday night before the street dance, the Frontier Queen will be crowned. The winner will be the contestant who earned the most money for her 9th through 12th grade class. Saturday will be packed with activity including the annual baby contest, watermelon eating contest, western shootout, kid’s Gold Rush for coins, clogging and more.

Candy is already thinking about Christmas. The Tour of Homes during the Holiday Kickoff on Nov. 19, benefitting the Historic Society, is always an eagerly anticipated event. If you would like to show your home or if you have a home suggestion, call Candy at (931) 433-8461 or e-mail <mulberryhouse37359@yahoo.com>. The 2015 Christmas Parade was one of the best ever, but Candy is hoping to increase the number of entries and the prize money in 2016.

“I want to thank everyone who volunteers to help at all of our events and the local residents who attend,” Candy said. “Without you, these events would not happen and our local businesses and non-profit organizations would be the losers.”

Watch the Moore County News and visit the Chamber of Commerce website, <www.lynchburg.com> for more information and complete schedules for all events. Vendor applications for Spring in the Hollow and Frontier Days are also available on the website. Plan now to come along for the ride and enjoy the fun.

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