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I Pink I Can - Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Memorial Park Community Center - October 10th

Girls ages 5-13 are invited to dress up in pink and have some fun while celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. Participants will be pampered with pink makeup, nail polish and hair color from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10th. The girls will enjoy crafts, music and dancing, and will walk down a pink runway to show off their glamorous looks at the end of the night.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Cost is $7. For more information, call (423)434-5749.



First Responders Appreciation Day

Carver Recreation Center - September 25th @ 11am - 7pm

Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., will host a First Responders Day on Monday, Sept. 25th as a thank you to area first responders for their dedication and hard work. All first responders are invited to enjoy a free lunch or dinner from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the center. Identification is required.

For more information, please call (423)461-8830.



Annual “Say YES to Fishing, Say NO to Drugs” Fishout

Legion Street Pool will be transformed into a fishing hole on Saturday, Oct. 7th, with 2,000 rainbow trout up for grabs in Johnson City’s annual “Say YES to Fishing, Say NO to Drugs” fishout. Children ages 3-14 (accompanied by an adult) are invited to participate from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in this free event. Poles and bait will be provided, and hundreds of prizes will be given. Volunteers will clean the fish caught by youth so they can take them home to cook! Then, on Sunday, Oct. 8th, the rest of the community is invited to fish for the remaining trout for a donation of $10 per hour (proceeds go to the fishout program). Fishing will take place from noon until 5 p.m.

“Say YES to Fishing, Say NO to Drugs” was started in 1989 as a way to get area youths involved in a fun, wholesome activity. “We want to encourage young people’s interest in the positive things life has to offer, and to discourage involvement with drugs,” said Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois. The program has seen broad-based community support ever since. Area sponsors provide prizes, exhibits and activities for participants. Local volunteers donate their time to work the event, along with representatives from the Johnson City Police, Fire, Community Relations and Parks and Recreation departments; Washington County Sheriff’s Office; and Army National Guard.

For more information, contact the Johnson City Police Department at (423)434-6105.




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