Random Thoughts on Celebration 2007

By David L. Howard



Tennessean Article

            The Nashville Tennessean ran a front page article on the Walking Horse industry and The Celebration in their Wednesday, August 22 issue. They listed some of the positive steps being taken by the industry and recapped the events from last year’s show.

            All in all, a fairly balanced article that begins to get a more positive story out about the Tennessee Walking Horse.



Wireless Internet Access

            Charter Media and The Celebration are providing free wireless internet access to visitors at the show. The service will be available in the Calsonic Arena and under the West Grandstand.



Riverbend Country Club

            Riverbend Country Club is rolling out the red carpet for horse show visitors. This members only club offers an excellent 18-hole golf course plus swimming, tennis, and fine and casual dining.

            Out of town visitors are welcome, and while reciprocals are preferred, they are not required. For tee times, call Tom at 684-4894. For dinner reservations or party arrangements, call Kim Martin at 684-7300.



Sunday Services

            The Celebration will host a non-denominational worship service in Center Ring of the Outdoor Stadium at 7:45 Sunday morning. Everyone is invited.

            The Catholic Mass on Saturday afternoon has been moved to 4 o’clock to accommodate Celebration visitors. There is also a Mass on Sunday morning at 11:15.

            First Baptist Church will have Sunday Bible Study at 8:45 a.m. and a Worship Service at 10:00. Central Church of Christ will have Sunday Bible Study at 9:00 a.m. followed by Sunday Worship at 10:00. There will be an evening Worship Sunday at 5:00 p.m. and Bible Study at 7:00 p.m Wednesday.



Corporate Sponsor Party

            The Celebration Corporate Sponsor Party will have a new look this year as it has been moved off the grounds after being held in the Celebration Plaza for the past couple of years. Celebration Director Henry Hulan and his wife Lynn have put together a hard-working committee and it promises to be the social occasion of the week.

            Director John T. Bobo will host the party at his beautiful home on the Lynchburg Highway Sunday afternoon, August 26 at 4:30. John’s wife,  Janice, has used the party as an excuse to “get a few things done around the house” so you can count on John’s fees being “adjusted.”



Groom’s Cookout

            Those of you who claim you have never seen Celebration CEO Ron Thomas break a sweat are invited to the Groom’s Cookout on Sunday morning at 11:00. He will be the one flipping burgers, wearing red sneakers with a beer in his hand. The gentleman you will observe going through the line several times  and leaving with a doggie bag will be Director Bailey Little.

            It is great fun and a nice way for The Celebration to show this hard-working group how much they appreciate their efforts. It is  easy to find the location – just pull onto the Celebration grounds, lower your window and follow the smoke and smell  to the appropriate spot.



New Rule #2

            Ladies, leave your eyebrows alone. Here’s how much men care about eyebrows: Do you have two of them? Okay, we’re done.