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Gleason Gazelles Host 46th Annual Tater Town Special

Posted 9/4/19

Gleason and neighboring towns enjoyed the hospitality and fun of the 46th annual Tater Town Special, a week-long event featuring games, food, music, a parade, and worship service.Jimmy Belew was the …

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Gleason Gazelles Host 46th Annual Tater Town Special

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Gleason and neighboring towns enjoyed the hospitality and fun of the 46th annual Tater Town Special, a week-long event featuring games, food, music, a parade, and worship service.

Jimmy Belew was the grand marshal of the Saturday parade. He was recognized Saturday for his selfless service to the Gleason community. 

A new event added this year was the “Lil’ Tater Bakers”. This cooking event was for young bakers who love to cook up something really special. Classes were for for 4-6 year olds and 7-10 year olds. 

The 2019 Tater Town Block Party, titled “Peace, Love and Tater Town”, was Tuesday night, August 27, in downtown Gleason.  There was a DJ providing music from 6:30 p.m. until dark, followed by fireworks. Activities include a sidewalk chalk coloring contest, train Rides, fire truck rides, jumpy houses, tie dye costume contest and “Find the Golden Tater” contest. Several food trucks present at the Block Party. 

Youth night was Wednesday, August 28, at 7:15 p.m. and featured youth bingo after all participate in a short devotional.

Adult bingo was Thursday on the Gazelle Grounds. During intermission is the annual Gazelle cake auction, with proceeds benefiting the Gleason Community Benevolence Fund. Gleason’s best cooks prepared their finest to go on the auction block. 

The 2019 Sweet Potato Bake Off was at the Gazelle Grounds on Friday night.

The Community BBQ was Friday night, August 30. The band Flashback entertained.

The annual JC Carey 5K Memorial Race was Saturday morning.

The Junior Parade started at 10 a.m. followed immediately by the Grand Parade. Live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and jumpy houses will begin at 11 a.m. on the Gazelle Grounds.

The week’s festivities concluded Sunday with a community-wide worship service hosted by Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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