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Announcement from Mark Keck

March 31, 2020

Dear Family and friends,

We all find ourselves in extraordinary circumstances, coming together to ensure the health and safety of our families, neighbors and communities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate. We assure you that MCTA and the Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival have the health and safety of all our visitors as our top priority.

We have carefully and continually monitored the current situation and have come to what we feel is the right and prudent decision giving all of these factors to cancel this year’s festival.

We wish to thank our vendors who have so graciously committed to our event and to the tireless efforts of our volunteers who put this event together year after year.

The Inaugural year for the 5K Ridge Run is also canceled and will have its first-year next year.

The TNMLF Hiking Marathon is postponed to help support out State Park partners as they try to continue to offer outdoor activities through hiking, yet maintain a safe environment with the limited use of facilities.