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Damascus Trail Days-2005

Saturday,May 7, 2005

8am Town Wide Yard Sale

4pm Registration at Holston High School for Miss Appalachian Trail Days

5pm Miss Appalachian Trail Days

Pageant at Holston High School

8-11pm Street Dance “MINUS LINUS”

Downtown Damascus

Wednesday,May 11, 2005

10am Campground open for walk-ins.

7-8pm Special Service and Prayer Meeting

for hikers at First Baptist Church

Thursday,May 12, 2005

11 am -noon Bob DeYong “Tin Man”

AT Hike Rock School Auditorium

12noon Campground open for campers with vehicles ($10)

Outfitters set up at Campground

1-2:30pm “2000 Miles to Maine” video produced by

Douglas Morse at Rock School Auditorium.

4-7pm Crafters,Vendors, Outfitters set up in Town Park

5-6:30pm Pet Show conducted by Highlands Pet Shop

Bring your favorite animal to Wilson Street Basketball Court

6pm Free Home-cooked meal for hikers

(ticket required inside)

(no ticket required to eat hotdogs outside)

First Baptist Church

7-9pm “Mountain Man”Bob Phillips,

President, Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, stories,

humor and music Refreshments!

Damascus Library

8-9pm “Simple Ultralight”

Paul Fitzner of Etowah Outfitters

Rock School Auditorium

9-10pm “THOROUGH Hiking ME to GA

Slower, Lighter, More Inquisitive”

Cesar Becerra

Rock School Auditorium

Friday,May 13, 2005

6am-6pm Register for Trout Rodeo

at Fire Hall for fishing on Saturday and Sunday

7-10am Breakfast in the Fire Hall

Damascus Volunteer Fire Dept.

9am-?pm Crafters and Food Vendors north of Gazebo;

Outfitting Vendors south of Gazebo

ATC and Trail Clubs

by Shelter

Farm Park animals

by Trestle in park

9am-?pm Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Selling ducks

by Gazebo

For race on Sunday

9-11am Breakfast at Shoney’s

Damascus High School

Alumni Reunion

9am-3pm Blood Pressure tested by

Stone Mountain Health Services

near Gazebo

9:30-10:45am J. R.Tate “Model T”

“Lore, Legends (And a Few Outright

Lies) of the Appalachian Trail”

Rock School Auditorium

10am-noon Hike with

The Get Out More Team

at BACKPACKER Base Camp

in Campground

10am-noon Free examinations of

hikers’ dogs

John Roberts, DVM,

VCA Highlands Hospital

fire ring at Campground

11am-noon “Intro to Appalachian Trail”

Presented by Laurie Potteiger

Rock School Auditorium

11am-3pm Blood Mobile

will accept Donations

Damascus Motor Sales

12:30-1:15pm “Best Foot Forward”

Scott “One Leg” Rogers

Rock School Auditorium

1:30-2:30pm “The Southeastern Foot

Trails Coalition: Building

a 5000-mile Trail Network

for Future Generations”

Jeffrey Hunter

Rock School Auditorium.

3-5pm Takoma Tedd at the Gazebo

3-5pm Mark Flagler

“Appalachian Impressions -

Hiking the Appalachian Trail”

(A documentary)

Rock School Auditorium.

6pm Christian Coffee House

Fellowship Hall,

First Baptist Church

6-8pm “Walking with Freedom”

Documentary of AT

Q&A with Michael Daniel

Rock School Auditorium

6-8:30pm Shades of Gray Band

at the Gazebo

8:30-9:30pm “Trudy,Trail Terrier:

Smallest Dog to Walk the AT”

Cesar Becerra

Rock School Auditorium

8:30-9:30pm Campfire Trail Tales

judged by BACKPACKER Magazine

8:30pm “The Passion of The Christ”

sanctuary of First Baptist Church

9-11pm Fescue at the Gazebo

Midnight Drum Circle at Campground

Will close. Sleep well!

Saturday,May 14, 2005

6am-6pm Register for Trout Rodeo

at Fire Hall for fishing

Saturday and Sunday.

9am-?pm Crafters and Food Vendors

north of Gazebo;

Outfitting Vendors

south of Gazebo;

ATC and Trail Clubs

near Shelter and AT Arch;

Farm Park Animals

by Trestle in Town Park.

9am-?pm Boy Scout Troop Bike Ride

First Baptist Church Parking Lot

Pre-registration fee $12;

Day of ride fee $14

call 276 475 3876

9am-?pm Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Selling ducks

by Gazebo For race on Sunday

9am-6pm Prayer Booth

in parking lot of

First Baptist Church

9am-noon Fast & Lite Seminar and

3.4 Mile Hike

Meet at the GoLite booth

Pack snack, water and rain gear.

9-11am “Appalachian Impressions -

Hiking the Appalachian Trail”

Documentary by Mark Flagler

in Town Hall on Laurel Ave.

9am-3pm Book Sale by Friends of the Library

old and new books, audio tapes,

videos, records and more

Damascus Library

10am-noon Damascus High School Alumni

meet and greet each other

in Rock School Auditorium.

10am-2pm Whittling Club –

watch, listen and learn

from local artists

Damascus Library

10am-5pm Philatelic Postal Station

near Gazebo

11am-?pm Chicken BBQ at the Fire Hall

Damascus Volunteer Fire Dept

11am-1pm Hiker Talent Show

at the Gazebo

Noon-1pm Discussion

on gear trade-offs,

food preparation

gear giveaways at GoLite booth

1-2pm Hikers Line up for Parade

near Subway.

1-2pm Robbie Spencer

at the Gazebo

2-3pm Hiker Parade - “Flying Brian”

Robinson Grand Marshall

Douglas Drive and Laurel Avenue

to South Beaver Dam Ave

3-4pm Auction to benefit The Place at the Gazebo

3:30-4:30pm Jeffrey Hunter presents

“How to Become a Trail Volunteer”

Rock School Auditorium.

4-5pm Homemade Gear Contest

sponsored by Deuter

at the Gazebo

5-6pm “All about ALDHA”

Mara Factor

Rock School Auditorium

6pm Gear Giveaway

BACKPACKER Booth

6-8pm The Captives at the Gazebo

6:30pm BINGO at the Fire Hall

7-10pm Contra Dance $6

Rock School Auditorium

9-11pm The Phantoms at the Gazebo

Midnight Drum Circle at Campground.

Will close. Sleep Well!

Friday,May 13, 2005

10am-noon Hike with

The Get Out More Team at BACKPACKER Base Camp in Campground

Saturday,May 14, 2005

6pm Gear Giveaway

BACKPACKER Booth

Monday,May 16, 2005

9am Clean Up the trails

with BACKPACKER’S

Get Out More Road Team.

Meet at BACKPACKER Base Camp

Campground to help us Leave No

Trace after Appalachian Trail Days.

Saturday,May 14, 2005 (Cont’d)

9-11pm The Phantoms at the Gazebo

Midnight Drum Circle at Campground.

Will close. Sleep Well!

Sunday,May 15, 2005

9am-5pm Crafters and Food Vendors north of Gazebo;

Outfitting Vendors south of Gazebo;

Farm Park small animals

by Trestle in Town Park

9-10:15am “27,000 Miles of Trail Stories”

Warren Doyle

Rock School Auditorium

9am-noon Fast & Lite Seminar and

3.4 Mile Hike

Meet at GoLite booth

Pack snack, water, and rain gear.

10:30-11:45am “Circle of Dreams” (video)

Warren Doyle

Rock School Auditorium

11am-noon Church Service at Gazebo led by Pastor Alan McCullough

of First Baptist Church; rain location First Baptist Church

Noon-1pm Discussion on gear trade-offs, food preparation

gear giveaways at GoLite booth

Noon-1pm “27,000 Miles of Trail Slides”

Warren Doyle

Rock School Auditorium

12:30-2pm Fire in the Kitchen at Gazebo

1-6pm First Baptist Church shuttles hikers

Back to AT in 100-mile radius

2-3pm Youth Talent Show at the Gazebo

3pm Duck Race Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Waters Street Bridge to trestle

3-4pm Takoma Tedd at the Gazebo

Monday,May 16, 2005

9am Clean Up the trails

with BACKPACKER’S

Get Out More Road Team

Meet at BACKPACKER Base Camp in

Campground to help us Leave No

Trace after Appalachian Trail Days.

 

                                                                                                                                                      

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