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Kaitlyn Baker Project Update
Over the past several months the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority has worked with Pound native Kaitlyn Baker, an up and coming artist in Nashville, to create a song and music video highlighting the assets and heritage of our beautiful region.
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Museum of the Middle Appalachians
20 Year Anniversary Celebration
July 4, 2016 Saltville Town Commons
The Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville, VA, opened its doors to the public
on July 4, 1996. There was doubt by some that it would last a year. Some could not see
the dream of a science and history museum in a small town off the beaten path. Yet,
twenty years later, the Friends of the Museum invite you to join them in celebrating
twenty years of service, education, and research of the natural and cultural history of the
middle Appalachian region. It was built and they have come!
The 20-Year Anniversary Celebration will take place July 4, 2016, with a barbeque
dinner and program recognizing those who gave the Museum life and made possible its
growth and development into the first class attraction it has become. Music
entertainment starts at 11:00AM at the Saltville Stage with the program at 12:00N. A
catered meal consisting of BBQ sandwich, baked beans, Cole slaw, homemade desserts,
and a drink will be served from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Tables will be set-up outside the
Museum. Cost of the meal is $12. Reserved BBQ tickets can be purchased at the
Museum weekdays 10 to 4 and Sunday 1to 4. A door prize will be drawn from the meal
tickets. All proceeds from the 20-Year Anniversary Celebration go to the Museum, its
programs, and its continued growth.
Musicians from local community jams will provide entertainment all day on the Saltville
Stage. Fun activities and prize drawings are planned throughout the day. A corn-hole
battle between UT and VT fans will predict the outcome of the historic football game at
Bristol Motor Speedway in September. Concessions will be available from 3:00 until
close. Of course, Woolly and Little Salty, mischievous mascots of the Museum, will be
attending and posing for pictures with their friends.
Little Salty, Woolly’s only known offspring, will also be celebrating his birthday on July
4 th . He will be turning 20 in human years. (That’s only 5 in mammoth years.) Salty’s
Birthday Party will be held in the stage area at 3:00 PM with games, cupcakes, and
lemonade for the children.
Make plans now. Come out! Have some fun!Celebrate the Holiday!! Help make it a
successful fund-raising event for the Museum.
For more information and to purchase a reserved BBQ meal ticket, call 276-496- 3633
or e-mail to email@example.com ........ Happy Fourth of July!!