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‘The Long Journey Home’ grows to span Labor Day weekend

Jammin’ at the old Fiddlin’ Fred Price homeplace

The third annual “Long Journey Home” continues to grow with the senior center kicking off the 2017 celebration on Thursday with a dinner, performance by Kody Norris and Mary Rachel Nalley, and square dancers and line dancers. Friday evening the streets in downtown Mountain City were alive with buskers and crowds of people enjoying the ambience. There was a quilt turning and an art show which will be highlighted at a later date. Saturday morning began with the unveiling of the mural that was a cooperative effort of various local artists. It depicts the 1925 Fiddlers Convention and can be seen on the side of the new arts center building. After the unveiling, attendees started a self-guided tour at various sites throughout the county. The day ended with a jam session at the home place of Fiddlin’ Fred Price. A new feature added to this year’s “Long Journey Home” was an old-time Sunday singin’ at Heritage Hall. A steady drizzle throughout the day on Saturday didn’t stop those that have been waiting in anticipation for this year’s “Long Journey Home.” More pictures available on The Tomahawk, Center for the Arts and Long Journey Home Facebook pages.