are rolling into Pigeon Forge by the hundreds! This year the South Atlantic Shrine Association
(SASA) is headed to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, meaning up to 5,000 Shriners and as many as 2,500 of their friends and family are on their way. This Wednesday – Sunday event will be the SASA’s annual business meeting, plus a time for camaraderie and Shriner fun, including a huge parade.
Up to 200 Shrine units will participate in their parade that will take place on the Parkway on Saturday. The parade will be complete with go-carts, cars, clowns, golf carts, motorcycles, boats and marchers. All visitors and spectators are welcome to attend!
Some other things the group will participate in include a full day of precision motorcycle riding competitions on Friday. This is all staged in the municipal parking lot on Teaster Lane, with that entire event open to the public for free. In more private gatherings, the Shriners will participate in a golf tournament, hold an associational business meeting and have a banquet at Music Road Hotel, which will serve as the convention headquarters.
Staying true to the Shriner’s dedication to service to the public and children in particular, they will also have a team of doctors in from the Greenville, SC Shrine Hospital for Children to screen youngsters for possible hospital treatment. That clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Music Road Convention Center. The three Shrine hospitals offer free treatment for children with orthopedic problems and burns. Thank you Shriners for visiting us in Pigeon Forge
and for all you do!