The Gainesboro-Jackson County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the date for its annual Merchants Christmas Open House. Businesses around downtown will offer specials, food and give-a-ways during the one-day event. Choirs will fill the streets with caroling. And a parade, which begins at 2 p.m., will feature Miss Tenn USA, Grace Gibson, as grand marshal, with a special appearance by Smoky the Bear.
Area merchants will also have tickets on hand for a Christmas gift certificate drawing, which is scheduled after the parade. For more information, visit www.gainesboro-jcchamber.com or call (931) 268-0971.
Gainesboro’s downtown district is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.