By Ralphine Major

Corryton’s Annual Possum Chase is set for October 12… but, the preparations started long before then!

The Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters held a knitting workshop on August 6 at the First United Methodist Church of Alcoa.

The knitters donate their yarn, time, and talent to create original opossum items that will be sold to benefit the Corryton Food Pantry.  Last year, the knitters raised over $700 in sales of the cleverly created scarves and purses for the Corryton Community Food Pantry.  The knitters have been working on new pattern ideas for this year’s race.

The 8-Miler and 2-Miler Races are set to begin at the Corryton Senior Center, 9331 Davis Drive, Corryton, TN 37721, on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  The 8-Miler will start at 8:00 a.m. EST, and the 2-Miler will start ten minutes later at 8:10 a.m. EST.  Perhaps you are not into racing, but you would like to join the fun anyway.  Volunteers are needed to help at the water tables, distribute awards, and much more.  Mark your calendars for October 12!  It is going to be an exciting day in Corryton at the Annual Possum Chase!!

Contact information:  541-786-5924 and  Learn more about Corryton’s Possum Chase at