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Frontier Days under way; Saturday’s auction expected to be bigger and better

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

06-21-13 Frontier Days ADV

Frontier Days kicked off Thursday night in Lynchburg. The annual rodeo begins Friday at 8 p.m. and again Saturday at 8 p.m. in Wiseman Park.

The Chamber of Commerce Auction will take place Saturday on the Moore County Bank Stage on the square during the 51st annual Frontier Days. The auction, which promises to be one of the best ever, will follow the Frontier Day’s Parade and the fce Heart of Gold Citizenship Award.

Auctioneer Eric Fruehauf of Coffee County Realty will handle the call.

Organizers have gathered some outstanding items to be auctioned that are sure to please families, vacationers and bargain hunters. Some examples include tickets to the Frist Center; Kentucky Action Park; the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.; Dollywood tickets; the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum; the Ryman Auditorium; Grand Ole Opry; Coca Cola World in Atlanta; the Nashville Symphony; Six Flags Over Georgia; Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville; the Memphis Zoo; Carnton Plantation and Carter House; Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies; Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram Way; Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum in Kentucky; and tickets for the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.

Other items up for bid include an airplane ride from the Shelbyville airport; a barrel from Pritchard’s Rum; tickets to Holiday World compliments of Hardee’s in Tullahoma; a box seat for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration; tickets for Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theater in Nashville; Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, Ky.; and even more food both fast and “slow.”

For the sports fans, there will be tickets to a Nashville Sounds game; Tennessee Titans memorabilia and a Jonathon Blum autographed hockey puck from the Nashville Predators.06-20-13 frontier days 001

In addition, local and neighboring businesses have donated a host of gift certificates for dining and shopping as well as merchandise.

All the items can be previewed on June 22, on the square before the sale starts. In case of inclement weather on Saturday, after the parade the auction could possibly be moved to the big pavilion in Wiseman Park.

Street fair: During Frontier Days on Friday and Saturday while the street dance is going on, Mechanic Street from the state Route 55 stop light, as well as Hiles Street, which runs toward the square by the post office will be blocked off for safety.

Parking: Camp Joy and the Boy Scouts will parking cars Friday evening and Saturday during the day and evening to raise money at the Lynchburg Church of Christ and the Lynchburg Veterinary Clinic.

Tickets: Rodeo tickets are on sale at Farmers and Moore County Bank.

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