The Cherokee Women's Club, sponsors of last week's Candlelight Walk, wish to extend many thanks to the community:

"Thank you to Citizens National Bank, Volunteer Federal Savings & Loan, Peoples Bank of Monroe County, Dickey McCay Insurance, Tellico Wellness Center, and Skyway Tax Service. These sponsors paid for the wagon rides, gingerbread contest, the advertising, the portapotties and other expenses in putting on this event. Thanks to Dona Van Asdale (who also made the Christmas Ornaments again this year) for making candle holders for each Gingerbread Contest winner.

We also owe big thanks to Valley Lumber for the building for the Live Nativity, Everhart Lumber for the sand for the luminaries, Bill & Barbara Myerson for the use of their storefront for the Cookie Caper, Bill Shadden and friends with the two horse-drawn wagons which carried people around town, Mary & Ray Tallent for the use of the Sunflower Inn for Santa to visit with the children, Monroe County Beautiful for the trash recepticles, Larry Harris for the Grinch, and Mary & Dennis Caldwell of Skyway Antiques for hosting the Gingerbread Contest. Apologies if we've left anyone out, and thank you to all the many other volunteers, live nativity participants, community members, carolers, businesses, churches, musicians, and cookie bakers for their help and support for this event."


Candlelight Walk Video

Browse the photos and videos of presenters and visitors to the December 4th Christmas Candlelight Walk, held in downtown Tellico Plains, Tennessee.

Visit tellico-plains.com/candlelight-walk.html

This is a special family event, presented annually on the first Saturday in December, beginning at dusk. Step back in time, with flickering luminarias lining the sidewalks, strolling carolers, horse-drawn wagons, and gingerbread houses. Sponsored by the Town of Tellico Plains and organized by the Cherokee Women's Club.


Christmas Candlelight Walk

Saturday, December 4th - starts at 4:00pm
Downtown Tellico Plains, Tennessee

Surround yourself with holiday spirit during the 11th Annual Candlelight Walk. It's a trip back in time, with an old-fashioned Christmas celebration in and around the streets of Tellico Plains. Sponsored by the Town of Tellico Plains and organized by the Cherokee Women's Club, this festive event finds many businesses open and serving complimentary drinks and snacks. You'll enjoy live music, carolers, carriage and wagon rides, Santa Claus at the Sunflower Inn, and the Grinch on Scott Street and more. Stock up on delicious homemade Christmas treats at the popular Cookie Caper, presented by the Cherokee Women's Club, with proceeds supporting many of their annual projects, such as the Candlelight Walk, a poetry contest in local schools, and local scholarships. A Gingerbread House Contest will be displayed for popular votes at Skyway Antiques in the Charles Hall Museum bldg #2 (where you can get the Gingerbread House Contest rules prior to the event), and a Live Nativity will be presented by the First Baptist Church.

Tell your friends about this fun event.


Bluegrass Pickin' Party

Bluegrass Pickin' Party at Cherohala Motorcycle Resort
Saturday May 29, 2010
5pm until we're all tuckered out...

Cherohala Motorcycle Resort
1320 Reliance Road (off Mecca Pike)
Tellico Plains TN 37385

Strictly Bluegrass & Old Time Folk music
"Two Dog Ranch Bluegrass Band"

We'll be pickin' into the night under the CMR pavilion.
Event catered by B&B Market...
burgers, hotdogs, potato salad, and outdoor cookout food will be available for sale. Also, you can bring a potluck dish and some munchies too. Bring your own drinks and a favorite outdoor chair.

If you want to sing along, you can download the Two Dog Ranch song book "SongsWePlay.pdf" at this website for free:
click on:  SongsWePlay.pdf

"Two Dog Ranch Bluegrass Band" is a group of friends who get together periodically and enjoy picking bluegrass music together. The band is made up of local musicians, including Charles Morris (lead guitar, dobro, & vocals), Julie Crunk (mandolin), Bill Crunk (rhythm guitar), Rev. Barry Lee (bass fiddle & vocals), Ray Stone (fiddle), Judy Lavoie (banjo), and Rick Lavoie (guitar, banjo, & bouzouki).

Call Buck at 423-253-6544 for overnight cabin reservations and campground information or visit:


Rabies Clinic

Saturday, May 15th from 9am til noon, on Bank Street in the Parking Lot next to the post office (former site of Monroe County Animal Hospital's Clinic). 1-year rabies vaccination for $8; 3-year rabies vaccination for $12 with proof of previous vaccination.


Scout Outdoor Expo - Go Wild!

Scout Outdoor Expo - Go Wild!

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Tellico Plains, TN

This event is designed to promote Boy Scouts in Monroe County, celebrate the 100th anniversary and to bring the community together in a fun-filled day focused on Outdoor Adventure.

All kinds of outdoor vendors will be here from the surrounding area. SeaRay Boats, Coleman Outdoor Outfitters, National Guard Black Hawk helicopter, all kinds of adult hiking clubs, the new Tellico Outdoor Center (Outpost Pavilion) will be there with kayaks and canoes. We also hope to have the Monroe 4H Club, Llama packing teams, and other exciting groups. This event is organized by the Tellico Plains Troop 116 and Pack 116.

At 8:30am join us for Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser by Prospector's Restaurant
Where: at the Prospector's Fire Truck in the field across from Hardees
$5 all you can eat

BENEFIT:  Proceeds from this event will go to the Boy Scouts in Monroe County to provide gear and summer camp funding.

Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 by Lord Baden-Powell, Daniel Beard and Ernest Seton. In the United States today, there are over 2 million boys involved with the Boy Scouts. In Monroe County, we have over 300 active boys. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


* Boy Scouts of Monroe County (13 units)
* Citizen's Police Academy
* Coker Creek Ruritan
* Tellico Plains Chamber of Commerce
* Tellico Police Department

Or you can call Brent at 423-436-0042 or Christana at 423-261-2595


Ride the Sky / Bike the Cherohala Skyway

June 19, 2010 in Tellico Plains Tennessee
* Full century ride featuring a climb to the top of the majestic Cherohala Skyway.
* A metric century with an out and back climb up the Skyway to 5,300 feet.
* A scenic 30 mile ride alongside a rambling mountain stream.

For registration and more details, visit:


Fund Raiser Garage Sale - May 8

Center Presbyterian Church Dorcas Ladies
Fund Raiser Garage Sale
The funds raised will be used for charitable donations, supplies for the Dorcas Ladies quilting ministry.
When: Saturday, May 8
Location: Flea Market on Bank Street near the Tellico Plains Community Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting)


Ed Fest 2010 CSAD Music Festival

Featuring CMA winner and country legend T. Graham Brown
Admission is FREE!
TN festival, music, food, fun, festival

June 12, 2010
9:00 am - dark
Tellico Plains, Tennesse

email: edfest@hotmail.com
website:  edfest2010.webs.com

It's a place to bring your family for a fun day of games, music and food! Ed Fest attendees will enjoy not only the best music of East Tennessee throughout the day, but also fun, family entertainment. There will be inflatable toys, face-painting, balloon artist, dunking booth, games for the kids and much more. There is always a variety of food. There is no admission to attend. There will be a $3.00 parking fee. This is a drug, alcohol and attitude free event.

It's main purpose is to provide an opportunity for non-profit organizations to raise the much needed awareness and/or funds while providing families a funfilled, educational day.


Watch us Build Tellico Plains's New Website!

 The Guide to Tellico Plains is a brand new resource for current residents, newcomers, and visitors, to discover everything you need to know about the Tellico Plains & Coker Creek area. Since this website is under construction, you can check it out periodically and monitor its progress. This 65+ page website will contain information about the area & history, Cherohala Skyway, Tellico River, Bald River Falls, Outdoor Activities (fishing, hiking, cycling, kayaking, etc.), Attractions and Museums, Places to Stay, Places to Eat, Real Estate, Shopping, Businesses, and more. There will also be extensive info for those looking to live, retire, or locate a business to Tellico Plains.

The guide will also contain lots of user interactive & social media portals like Facebook, video via YouTube, Tellico Plains News (via a newsBLOG), TripAdvisor resource page for new visitors, an interactive Events & Activities Calendar via Google Calendar, Facebook Events Tab, Maps & Weather via "Google Maps", and more.

The Tellico Plains Chamber of Commerce is the Official Sponsor of the "Guide to Tellico Plains". The new website will include a section for Chamber Members (info, membership, member news blog, etc.). The "Guide to Tellico Plains" is being designed and created by the website's publisher Lavoie Graphics.

Visit: http://tellico-plains.com