Howdy friends! I hope all is well with you.
Autumn in “The Friendly City” is a beautiful time of the year when we are able to transition from the long, warm days of summer into the shorter, cooler days of winter. It is a time to celebrate our blessings: The bounty of our harvests, the joys of family gatherings, looking back on another healthy year of life and, hopefully, a successful season for our Vols.
Nature’s paintbrush changes East Tennessee from a dense green to an eye-catching swath of reds, oranges, yellows, and browns, making this region a remarkable place to visit in Autumn. We have many events to celebrate the season and draw people to
and together in our community: Downtown Halloween around the courthouse square and Market Park, celebrating our heritage and the earliest settlers of this area during Pumpkintown, and enjoying shopping for just the right gifts during Old-Fashioned Downtown Christmas.
As the temperatures cool and the leaves begin to fall, take a moment to enjoy the calmer climate by taking your family for a stroll or a bike ride down the Eureka Trail or a hike along the trail at Athens Regional Park. Or cheer one of our local high school teams to victory on the football or soccer field.
Whatever you choose to do, I am thankful that you choose to do it here.