A message from the President…

Something for Everyone

I am always inspired when I see exciting events happening in Grayson. We just finished up with Memory Days and in spite of Mother Nature not being completely cooperative for the whole weekend. She was kind and gave us a reprieve from the downpour of rain and we had a great crowd Friday night and Saturday for the parade. Congratulations to Larena Dickerson and the Memory Days Committee of another successful year.

Now we are gearing up to introduce three new events to the already established Grayson Gallery and Art Centers 2nd Saturday Shindig. Start June 10th and run all the way through October 14th. Market 474 is the effort of a group of young business owners who wanted to become involved in bringing more foot traffic into not only their businesses but all of the business in the community. This will be a great way to bring in people to our community that may not be from this town but it also allows vendors to see what opportunities Grayson could offer them if looking to open a store front somewhere. Also businesses are encouraged to come and join in the market. Display your items and let people know what you have to offer. 8:00 to 12:00pm in the former Ralph’s Foodfair parking lot.

During the Friday of Memory Days Maggie Duncan had the idea to start a Free Family Movie Night to run through the summer. So she has worked with the Carter County Library to add this also to the 2nd Saturday event. Giving something back to the community and especially the children of our community is what all the hard work is for, building our future generation to make our community stronger and better. Family Movie Night will be located on Pomeroy Street, 9:00pm to 11:00pm. Popcorn and drinks will be sold by local non- profit and local school sports teams.

While talking through the plans for the movie night Nellie Middleton, Director of the Carter Co. Library joined in with Family Reading Saturday. This will be a family oriented story reading along with activities and a light snack for children. No greater gift you can give a child than the gift of reading. Grades K-6 held at the Grayson Branch of the Carter Co. Library 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

As you can see the 2nd Saturday really is going to have something for everyone. If you are interested in a specialty item, if you want to bring the kids out for story time or a free movie, or you want to come out and enjoy free music and art. The 2nd Saturday in Grayson is the happening place. Gather the family or a group of friends come out and enjoy and support your local community.

-Kara Johnson, President

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