Cosby in the Park A Celebration of Heritage COSBY – The Cocke County Partnership, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains Association invite you to this year’s Cosby in the Park celebration at Cosby Campground. This free event will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature live entertainment, craft demonstrations, children’s programs and guided hikes. Cosby in the Park presents a glimpse into the past by paying tribute to a previous way of life. Strenuous chores eventually gave way to a time for relaxation, when residents passed time buy making music. Local residents also celebrated their rich Scotch- Irish heritage through traditional song and dance. The day’s events will begin with a proclamation from Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore and Acting GSMNP Superintendent Pedro Ramos. Local musical groups will present traditional music selections. Keep Cocke County Beautiful will be on hand to share beautification and recycling ideas. And always popular, area craftsmen will demonstrate their art and local guided hikes and children’s programs will be highlighted. This year's activities will be held around the Campground's Amphitheater. “There’s going to be a little something for everyone at this year’s Cosby in the Park celebration,” said Cocke County Tourism Director Linda Lewanski.” It’s a great way for younger generations to learn about Cosby’s earliest families and local history. “ “It is always our pleasure to partner with the National Park. Kent Cave and Caitlin Worth have done a great job,” she continued. “The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of our most precious natural resources and, of course, so are our people. Cosby in the Park brings together nature and culture. What a great combination! Not only will the festival be a celebration of our heritage, it also gives us a glimpse of where we are going. I am so excited that so many of our Cocke County residents are participating. It will be a fun day!” For more information, contact Lewanski at 423-625-9675.
May 17, 2014