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Christmas festivities planned for historic Blountville

November 27th, 2012 12:17 am by Staff Report

HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, Sullivan County Courthouse, downtown Blountville. Kick off the Holiday Season with the Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling in front of the historic Sullivan County Courthouse in downtown Blountville. Info at (423) 323-4660 or email or visit the website at

YULETIDE CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE, performed by Blountville Middle School Choir, 6 p.m. (immediately following the Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting), Friday, Dec. 7, Sullivan County Courthouse. Hear the joyous sounds of the Blountville Middle School Choir, a combined 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Chorus from Blountville Middle School under the direction of Darren Malcolm. This is Mr. Malcolm’s second year as the Choral Director at Blountville Middle. He is a graduate of King College in Bristol, Tenn., and received his Master’s Degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Mr. Malcolm has served as the Worship Pastor for the past 20 years at churches in Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina and is currently Director of Music at Cassidy United Methodist Church. When he is not directing music, he spends his time relaxing at his home in Piney Flats with his wife, Melissa and his four beautiful children, Annie, Will, Amelia and John Paul. He is glad to be back “home” in the Tri-Cities. The Chorus will sing a variety of Christmas songs for the Christmas Tree Lighting: Traditional Christmas carols, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Sleigh Ride, Believe from the movie The Polar Express and Mistletoe by Justin Bieber to name a few. Info at (423) 323-4660 or email or visit the website at

CHRISTMAS AT THE OLD DEERY INN, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Enjoy the ambiance of an early 1800s Inn, ablaze with Yuletide decorations and festive music floating throughout! As a special event for Friday evening only, accomplished pianist, Cameron Dean, will be playing at the Inn from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tours available by donations at the door. Tour groups are recommended to make reservations. Info at (423) 323-4660 or email or visit the website at

BLOUNTVILLE RURITAN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE, 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, downtown Blountville. Parade lineup begins at approximately 1 p.m. at Keystone Drive, with parade beginning at 2 p.m. The parade will end at the historic Sullivan County Courthouse. Registration is free and open to the general public. Floats must be Holiday-themed. Info at (423) 323-4660 or email or visit the website at

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