The Watauga County Extension and Community Association County Council is planning their annual trip to Abingdon, Virginia, to the Barter Theater to see “Saving Old Smokey”. Come get involved in the story of a mountaintop country store facing foreclosure. The patrons of “Old Smokey” boasted that it rivaled the “Grand Ole Opry” at one time, but now a mysterious man has other plans for the building. “Get ready to laugh, cry, and watch sparks fly as Emma and her friends fight to save what they hold dear”.
The date is Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The cost is $40.00 and includes the matinee performance and transportation. Lunch will be on your own. The bus will leave New Market Center at 8:30 a.m. and return between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. There will be opportunity for shopping and sight-seeing in downtown Abingdon. Lunch options include many restaurants in downtown Abingdon, or re-boarding the bus for a short ride to “Cracker Barrel”.
Call Lillian Danner (828) 963-5538 or Dianne Brown (828) 264-6783 to register. The deadline for registration is June 8, 2011.