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Soak in Roane at Muir Fest Next Saturday – It’s A Win-Win

September 1, 2017

ROANE COUNTY, Tenn.—Saturday, September 9, Kingston is celebrating the 150th anniversary of John Muir’s walk through Roane County into Kingston on September 12, 1867.  The Roane Alliance will announce one lucky winner for the Soak in Roane prize pack worth over a $1,000.

“We teamed up with Uncle Lem’s Mountain Outfitters and Caney Creek RV Resort to do something special for this anniversary – and what better way than winning your own kayak and enjoying a weekend stay in an RV,” said Pam May, Vice President, Roane Alliance. “And of course, we will provide Soak in Roane merchandise to wear!”

“When John Muir was crossing the Emory and Clinch Rivers, he declared Kingston the “most heavenly place I ever entered,” and as founder of The Sierra Club and ‘Father of the National Parks,’ we wanted to celebrate this respected naturalist,” said Sam Jones, Marketing & Tourism Coordinator, The Roane Alliance.  “Muir Fest will have great local music, well-known naturalists and botanists, a Sturgeon release, and much more, so we encourage everyone to come out and ‘Soak in Roane’ – and you just might win a cool prize too!  And continue to share pics and stories on how you #SoakinRoane on social media.”

Festival lineup includes: Jason Eskridge, Jay Clark & the Tennessee Tree Beavers, Outta the Blue, a Sturgeon release, Dr. Michael J. Freake, Dr. Larry Pounds, SOCM, Mary Lynn Dobson,
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning, Conservation Fisheries and gourmet food trucks.

The drawing for the contest will be held around 4 pm.  There are two ways to enter – post your best photos of Roane with #SoakinRoane or visit the Soak in Roane booth at the festival before the drawing.  Click here for contest details and for the festival or Muir Fest Event on Facebook.