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What: 20th Annual RC-Moon Pie Festival ™

When: June 21, 2014 Saturday 7:00 am until 5:00 pm

Where: Bell Buckle, Tennessee

Who: Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce

The news everyone has been waiting for is here – SYNCHRONIZED WADING IS RETURNING to the Bell Buckle RC-Moon Pie Festival this coming Saturday, June 21st!! Taking center stage as always is the wildly popular Synchronized Wading extravaganza, lovingly referred to as “dry humor on a wet stage”. This year’s performance will be a slightly modified return of “A Midsummer’s Nightmare” starring who else but the lovely little Moon Pie and the charming RC with guest appearances by GooGoo Cluster, Coke, as well as a host of fairies and old friends. Director and choreographer Carla Webb says that this year’s Synchronized Wading performance is a culmination of many of her favorite characters and themes since she began performing in a kiddy pool over 20 years ago.

But wait! There’s MORE!!! In addition to all the excitement surrounding the return of Synchronized Wading, there will be the unveiling of Chattanooga Bakery’s release of its newest Moon Pie – Salted Caramel! And the festival’s tradition of cutting and serving the World’s Largest Moon Pie to all attending will enjoy the first ever World’s Largest Salted Caramel Moon Pie! Trend meets Tradition!

Royalty will abound this year with monarchs from both the RC and Moon Pie Kingdoms uniting at long last! Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam will be crowned the King and Queen of the RC Kingdom while musician/actor Mark Collie and the original Miss Moon Pie (Florence Hall) will be crowned King and Queen of the Moon Pie Kingdom. Their carriages will carry them from the parade to the stage for the magnificent not to be missed Coronation.

One of Tennessee’s favorite 10 Mile Runs starts the day off with its beautiful hillsides encompassing the challenging, certified course. This certified run has become a major running competition with 1,000 runners entering each year vying for Moon Pie trophies. The day continues with games, contests, a parade, coronation of the RC King and Queen, Governor Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam, and the Moon Pie King and Queen, actor/musician Mark Collie and the original Miss Moon Pie Florence Hall, 100 art and craft booths, live entertainment, cloggers, Country music and bluegrass, and 20 food booths featuring such Southern fares as Tennessee Smoked Barbecue, hand squeezed lemonade and deep fat fried Moon Pies!

The perfect ending to the day is the cutting of the World’s Largest Moon Pie- a salted caramel delight! Free dessert for all! In Bell Buckle, when they say “let them eat cake” they really mean it and serve it to you with a gooey smile!

A day of fun for young and old celebrating THREE southern traditions: RC Colas, Moon Pies and Historic Bell Buckle, Tennessee- close to home but a world away.

Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 222

Bell Buckle, TN 37020

931-389-9663

Images available for press use: www.BellBuckleChamber.com

Email: info@BellBuckleChamber.com

2014 RC-Moon Pie Schedule of Events

7:00 AM Annual Bell Buckle Chamber 10 Mile Run

9:00 AM Craft Fair/ Food Court (Open All Day)

MID STATE CLOGGERS (9:15am)

10:00 AM Bell Buckle Chamber 10 mile Run Awards

10:45 AM SOUTHERN COUNTRY CLOGGERS

11:30 AM RC and Moon Pie PARADE

11:45 AM RC & Moon Pie KING & QUEEN Coronation -

TRIBUTE TO TWENTY-TWITS, TWERKS AND TWEETS

(Record breaking festival photo-op tweet!)

12:30 SPEAKEASY Classic Rock Band

1:15 PM Prizes for: …farthest travelled

… youngest attendee present

… oldest attendee present

1:45-2:30 PM SPEAKEASY Classic Rock Band

2:30 PM RC & Moon Pie Games

3:45 PM Knights of the Moon Pie Round

4:00 PM WORLD’S LARGEST MOON PIE

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ACTIVE DUTY AND MILITARY VETERANS ADOPT PETS FREE

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Where: 106 Claude Yates Dr., next to Franklin High School

Why: The shelter is now an official participant in the Vets Adopt Pets program which honors the service of active duty and military veterans by providing a fee waiver for pet adoptions.   

How: Call (615) 790-5590, Adoptable animals can be viewed at www.adoptwcac.org or at the center.


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