Here is list of the top new year’s resolution items, and how Jonesborough can help with your goals!

1. Health goals

  • Use walking trails in Jonesborough! The area offers varying degrees of difficulty hiking trails in the 100-acre Persimmon Ridge Park, just one mile from downtown. If it’s a stroll you’re looking for, take advantage of the walking trails in and around downtown Jonesborough. 
  • If you’re over the age of 50, you can join the Jonesborough Senior Center. They have a gym and fitness classes. Learn more here.

2. Spend more time with family

  • There are many events throughout the year in downtown Jonesborough that are family friendly. These events range from St. Paddy’s Day to Jonesborough Days to Christmas in Olde Jonesborough.
  • Take a trip to Jonesborough together! It doesn’t have to be for an event. Visit any weekend of the year!

3. Learn a new skill

  • Take a class at the McKinney Center, Jonesborough’s art center. They have a variety of classes from pottery to guitar lessons.

4. Help out with the community

  • Volunteer for a Jonesborough event. We have many throughout the year! Information here.
  • Donate to the JAMA Food Pantry. The McKinney Center is hosting a food drive for the JAMA Food Pantry until Jan. 16.

5. Focus on mental health

  • Get into yoga this year! We host yoga in the park every Sunday in the summer in Storytelling Park from 4-5 p.m. McLeod Organics also hosts yoga in their store throughout the year!
  • Attend a production! Give your mind a break and focus on a Jonesborough Repertory Theatre play, We Did It Together an original Jonesborough play hosted by the McKinney Center, or storytelling through the International Storytelling Center.

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