By Ralphine Major

This year, the sports season has been altered.  Due to COVID-19, seating capacity at sporting arenas and stadiums has been drastically limited.  Schedules have been canceled or shortened.  The usual games and events that usher in the Christmas season have been restricted.  In many ways, we are just waiting for Christmas.

With seasonal decorations and Christmas trees beginning to appear, a special ornament is available for purchase.  The Corryton Community Center has released the fourth in a series of beautifully crafted ornaments.  The first one was the Corryton Community Center; the second, House Mountain State Park; third, Corryton Elementary School; and this year’s ornament—Little Flat Creek Baptist Church on Emory Road in Corryton, Tennessee.  The ornament features the old log church established in 1797.  The silver ornament with baby blue accent is $10.00.  Each of the previous ornaments sell for $5.00 each, and the entire set of four is only $25.00.  Add a festive touch of history to your family’s Christmas collection while supporting a great cause.  All proceeds go to the Corryton Community Center.

Also, mark your calendars for a fun family day on Saturday, December 12, at 11:00 a.m., for the Corryton Christmas Parade.  Line-up is at 9:30 a.m. at Corryton Community Park behind the library.  Please follow COVID-19 precautions.  Everyone is welcome!  For more information on Corryton’s Christmas Parade or how to purchase any of the beautiful Christmas ornaments featuring landmarks in Corryton, contact Joyce Harrell at 865-705-7684.


Words of Faith:  Joyce shares inspiring words from Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJV): “I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help?  My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”