Johnson Family of Restaurants is doing their part to support the soldiers this Veterans Day! The Alamo Steakhouse, Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Mama’s Farmhouse, Big Daddy’s Pizzeria and Maddog’s Creamery will all be participating in supporting the America’s active duty soldiers and veterans. Owner Bruce Johnson would like to show his appreciation to the veterans and active duty soldiers by “feeding them a big home-cooked meal on me,” says Johnson. Any active duty soldier or veteran can come in any of the seven restaurants and eat for free! This includes an entree and one non-alcoholic drink. Also, family members accompanying the soldier will get 20% off thier meal. The only requirement is a military i.d.
God Bless America!
The Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum Attraction, new in 2010, is much more than just your average attraction. The Titanic now welcomes couples to spend their special day abord the ship! This is a photo of the first couple married on the Titanic Pigeon Forge.
The Titanic is a place where you will, “experience pure romance, beauty, and elegance as you and your soul mate take your wedding vows standing on Titanic’s full-sized Grand Staircase, an exact reproduction built from actual Titanic blueprints, and costing over $1 million to create. This serves as the perfect backdrop for a dramatic wedding ceremony.” The Titanic knows know to win hearts!
If you’re interested in an outdoor wedding, the Titanic offers a beautiful fountain as your backdrop. The Titanic wedding venue provides the opportunity for beautiful portraits to capture your moment. See the Titanic’s Wedding Page.
The “Wonders of Magic” show hosted by Terry Evanswood will be WonderWork’s new permanent featured evening entertainment. This means the Hoot N’ Holler Dinner Show will come to an end in 2011. If you haven’t seen the Hoot N’ Holler Dinner Show and would like to, you only have two months left to check it out!
WonderWorks is very excited to have, Terry Evanswood, master magician and longest running headliner in the Pigeon Forge market. The show is currently set for 8:00 pm but will have additional time slots added as the season picks up. Terry Evanswood has also graciously allowed WonderWorks to display his private collection of Magic Memorabilia in the Hall of Magic. A Free Exhibit located just off the main lobby of WonderWorks for all who wish the experience. WonderWorks is excited to host Mr. Evanswood and we know all who attend his show are sure to be amazed!
Below is a photo of PigeonForge.com’s Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt with Terry Evanswoodand his staff!
The City of Gatlinburg will have its annual Veterans Day celebration at 11 am on the plaza at Ripley’s Aquarium on November 11. Gatlinburg is an official regional site for the observance of Veterans Day as designated by the Veterans Day National Committee, Department of Veterans Affairs. Gatlinburg is one of two cities in Tennessee and there are only 41 in the country to hold this distinction. This affiliates Gatlinburg with activities taking place at the National Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery. Other activities at the celebration will include recognition of veterans, patriotic music from the Knoxville Opera, Gatlinburg Pittman High School Band and Walters State Community College. There will also be a military flyover, a bald eagle presentation and more.
The event will feature Brig. Gen. Robin B. Akin as the keynote speaker. Akin is the commander of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) based in Fort Knox, KY. She was a 1982 graduate of the University of Tennessee and is the first female ROTC graduate to attain rank of general officer. Akin also holds a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s of strategic studies from the U.S. War College.
This Veterans Day celebration is sponsored by the city of Gatlinburg, Ripley’s Aquarium, Park Vista-A Doubletree Hotel, Citizens National Bank, Hard Rock Cafe and Knoxville Opera.
We hate that you can’t join us for a beautiful fall in the Smokies, but make sure you take advantage of ou rblog to see what’s going on in the area, how the colors are changing and what’s new in town! We have some beautiful fall photos in our photo gallery for your viewing pleasure. We also have some great visitor submitted photos on our facebook page, and of course we would love for you to like our page! The photo to the left was submitted by facebook fan, Mary Janeway Hawkins. We have also uploaded some of our favorite fall photos to our facebook page, so make sure you check those out also!
Unfortunately we don’t want to admit this beautiful fall is coming to an end, but winter is right around the corner. Can you believe Winterfest kickoff is November 9? If you didn’t get to visit this fall, maybe you can join us for Winterfest!