<strong>Around</strong> <strong>Town</strong> Page 8 How y'all doin? River season is over in the mountains. Sure was fun though. Baby it's cold outside. Getting a little snow today as I type this. Has been busy at the Elks Lodge. We gave out candy and drug awareness coloring books at the Gatlinburg Spooktacular at Mills Park. What a fun event for our community. Picture is Thanksgiving dinner at the Elks Lodge. Was real good and a great turn out of members. My other picture is Jimbo and Lori Moore at Rocky Top Sports World. What a wonderful facility we have here in Gatlinburg. Lori, thank you so much for letting the Elks have our Hoop Shoot in your wonderful building. It take place <strong>December</strong> 2 at 2 till 4:30 pm. Hope to see you all there with your kids ages 8-13. Has been two years now after the fire which affected our beautiful community that we call home. We have come a long way and more healing still needed. We are collecting toys to go with our food baskets. Please contact an Elk. Let's have a great month and remember the other fat man is coming to town soon. Spread some LOVE Kahuna By Jim Yonan PER All Your Hardware Needs! Trevor is a 1 year old Great Pyrenees Mix hoping to be adopted soon and Cash is a 3 month old Domestic Short Hair Mix also looking for a forever home. Adoption fee for Trevor is $125 and $75 for Cash. Fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Sevier County Humane Society on Gnatty Branch Road is open Tuesday thru Thursday from Noon until 7:00 p.m. and Friday thru Sunday from Noon until 5:00 p.m. For Adoptions Call John at Hidden Hills Animal Rescue: 865-255-3557 The Original Best Italian Located in back of Elks Plaza, across Parkway from Hampton Inn & Friday’s in Gatlinburg (865) 430-4090 Best Italian on the Parkway Between Aunt Mahalia’s Candy & World of Illusions traffic lights 6 & 8 (865) 436-4345 www.bestitalian.com Sandpaper & Various Supplies RV Product & Supplies Now Offering Propane Gas and Supplies KEN WAYNE Photography / Gallery & Studio / Workshop Thousands of species of plant and animal life have been documented in the Smokies, and more are being discovered every year. Because the last Ice Age didn’t get this far south, and the sea never came this far inland, flora and fauna have been thriving and diversifying here for millennia. When you venture into one of the world’s few International Biosphere Reserves, black bears and wildflower blooms are only the beginning. Bring your binoculars, enjoy the show. Value. Everyday. Open till 1:00 am Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights 1219 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg Visitors can soak up the spirit of the season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights. The specially designated trolleys carry their guests on a memorable journey through downtown and adjacent Hwy. 321, allowing everyone to experience the magical wonder of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Trolley times 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. Featuring one-of-a-kind LED lighting displays along Gatlinburg’s famous downtown Parkway, adjacent River Road, and the triangle juncture of the two, the latest $1.6 million-plus rollout of custom designed and fabricated lighting displays are marked by sections reminiscent of winter forests, evergreens and romance. The Hwy. 321 route features an injection of bright displays as well. Gatlinburg has converted its entire winter lights program to quarter-watt LED bulbs, replacing the 5-watt incandescent bulbs and saving the City some 95 percent in energy cost and allowing the City to light the entire 120 days of the program for what it once cost for three days of electricity. Displays featuring animals indigenous to Great <strong>Smoky</strong> <strong>Mountains</strong> National Park including deer, foxes, squirrels, and rabbits are part of the program. Many of the timeless displays visitors have grown accustomed to over the past 23 years have been converted to crisp LED as well. Most recently, fanciful snowmen, dancing fountains, a group of international children and a shiny rocking horse have joined the lineup. Trolley tours do not run on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. One of the most appealing aspects of the Smokies is the relatively temperate climate year-round. However, everyone knows that weather can be unpredictable so remember to plan accordingly and know what the Great <strong>Smoky</strong> <strong>Mountains</strong> weather is going to be like on your visit. Always double check the weather report because weather can differ greatly between the mountains and Pigeon Forge. Temperatures can vary 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit from the mountain base to the peak and rain might sneak up on your hiking trip. Don’t get caught unaware – know about the weather in the <strong>Smoky</strong> <strong>Mountains</strong>. Winter in the Smokies <strong>Smoky</strong> Mountain weather reports for winter are generally moderate. Keep in mind though that extreme weather does occur, especially with an increase in elevation. It is not unusual for warm temperatures to occur in the lower elevations, while the higher areas have snow. Most nights in this season are at or below freezing, but lows of -20 degrees Fahrenheit are possible at higher elevated areas. January and February is when snow in the mountains is most common. During a storm, the snow totals have been known to reach up to 2 feet.
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