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Daybook for May 5, 2007

Staff Report • May 5, 2007 at 1:36 AM

Kingsport Farmers Market will hold its grand opening for the season at 8 a.m. at the parking lot next to Shelby Street, behind the Kingsport Public Library.

Early voting for the Kingsport, Bristol and Bluff City municipal elections will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Election Commission Office, 3258 Highway 126, Blountville; at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium, 1550 Fort Henry Drive; and the YWCA of Bristol, 106 State St.

Wellmont Health System's Marsh Regional Blood Center will hold a public blood drive in memory of Virginia Tech students from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Julia Davis Collection Center, Ravine Street, Kingsport. Donors must be 17 or older, weigh 110 pounds or more, and be in good health. Call 224-5888.

ETSU will hold spring commencement exercises at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. in Memorial Center. Former U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. will speak at the morning ceremony, and acclaimed composer and Johnson City native Kenton Coe will speak at the afternoon ceremony.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 979, Kingsport, will hold a Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Parade beginning at 10 a.m. from the intersection of Cumberland Street and Main Street, down Main to Clay Street, downtown Kingsport. Staging begins at 8:15 a.m.

Sullivan County Animal Shelter, Massengill Road, Blountville, will hold its 2007 Adoptathon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Siberian Husky Assist Rescue and In His Hands Rescue will participate in the National Pet Adoptathon beginning at 11 a.m. at Pet Partners, 1962 W. State St., Bristol.

Washington County Library's Jonesborough branch will hold a grand reopening following its recent renovations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appalachian Athletic Conference Baseball Championship will conclude with the championship game at noon at Hunter Wright Stadium, Kingsport. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for youth.

Sequoyah Council Scout Expo 2007 will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Appalachian Fairgrounds, Gray.

Kingsport Jaycees will hold a Kentucky Derby Party from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, John B. Dennis Highway (next to Damon's), Kingsport.

Untitled Skateboards will present a pro skate demonstration at 4 p.m. at the Appalachian Fairgrounds museum stage, Gray. Sponsored by the Journey church.

Milligan College will hold its commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. in Seeger Memorial Chapel. Paul Corts, president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and former assistant attorney general for administration with the U.S. Department of Justice, will be the keynote speaker.

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