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Soup and Songs Drive-Thru StoryTown Radio 2020

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The McKinney Center willpresent their annual Holiday Fundraiser in a different way this year. In thespirit of safety, the “Soup and Songs” event has been transformed into“Holidays Around the World- A Soup and Songs Drive-Thru.”


This year, the McKinneyCenter has partnered with Main Street Café and Catering as well as othercommunity organizations for this event, which will still feature a gourmet soupdinner along with great holiday spirit. Guests will also take home a keepsakehandmade, hand glazed ceramic ornament.


The exciting outdoorDrive-Thru features “Living Holiday Scenes,” which will be stationed around thegrounds of the McKinney Center. Holiday traditions from around the world arebrought to life, created by community organizations and individuals. A “LivingNativity” complete with animals, courtesy of the Carver family; a Kwanzaacelebration presented by Umoja of Johnson City; Mexican Posada and BrazilianNew Year directed by ETSU’s Language and Culture Resource Center directorFelipe Fiuza; A Hanukah Celebration; Germany’s St. Niklaus Day; a ChineseWinter Solstice shadow puppet display; Puerto Rican Three Kings Day; OldeEnglish Carolers; and of course, Santa Claus.


Guests will begin theirDrive-Thru journey with complimentary hot cocoa served to them in their cars asthey enter the event, and will tune their radios to the special station ofcurated holiday music from the featured countries. They will then drive aroundthe grounds to view the living scenes. The event will conclude as they drive tothe final station, and pick up their meal to go, including a pint of soup oftheir choice from Main Street Café, fresh bread, a giant chocolate chip cookie.Included in the to-go order is a beautiful hand-made, hand-glazed ceramicornament.


Tickets for this event willbe divided into time-slots, in order to reduce long lines and trafficcongestion on Main Street. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier than theirchosen time designation. When ordering tickets and time designations, guestswill also choose from one of four soups created by Main Street Café andCatering. Soup choices are: Southwest Chicken with Vegetables; VegetarianPotato Leek; Creamy Tomato Bisque, and Hearty Beef and Bean Chili. https://townofjonesborough.thundertix.com/events


Tickets to this annualfundraiser are $25. Proceeds will benefit the McKinney Center and the StoryTownRadio Show. This fundraiser helps the StoryTown Radio Show keep their ticketprices low throughout the year, and allows the McKinney Center to provideno-cost programming for outreach events throughout the year. Tickets may bepurchase online at Jonesborough.com/tickets or by calling the Visitors Centerat 423-753-1010. 


November 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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