The Ducktown Basin Museum’s First Annual “Holiday Fest & Country Store,” was held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 and provided a great time for all festivalgoers. We would like to thank our corporate sponsors that helped to make this event a success. Without their generosity this event would not have been possible: Mercier Orchards, Wal-Mart (Blue Ridge), IGA (McCaysville), and Wendy’s (Blue Ridge).
A visit from Santa (Donnie Meyers) & Mrs. Claus (Kathy Kirkland) was a big hit with kids of all ages. Mrs. Claus gave a wonderful surprise when she presented a personal donation of $500.00 to the President of the Board of Directors, Keith Dilbeck for the museum’s ballpark project. Donations like this one are vital to the completion and maintenance of this project and are very much appreciated. The old ball field is an area of land, which adjoins the Burra Burra Mine Site. It is currently being transformed into a greenway and adjoining walking trail which will enhance the museum experience and benefit locals and tourists alike. For more information on this project or to volunteer please contact the museum.
If you wish to make a donation towards the project please designate on your check or money order “Ball Park Project” and mail to: Ducktown Basin Museum PO Box 458, 212 Burra Burra Hill, Ducktown, Tennessee 37326 or contact Ducktown Basin Museum Staff @ Tel # (423)-496-5778. Many thanks to all of the volunteers, museum staff, board members, vendors, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and all who came for making this festival a great success!