Norris Rec’s Summer Program Sign-Ups Saturday

Submitted to the Norris Bulletin

The Norris Recreation Commission is excited to announce that the 2021 Norris Recreation Program Calendar is here! Science, history, drama, sports, hikes, arts and crafts, and more. This year‘s seven weeks of programming is sure to have activities and events that appeal to children and adults of all ages.

Our littlest participants are invited to join us each Tuesday and Thursday at historic Oak Road Pool to splash and picnic with friends. Older participants may enjoy building rockets, slacklining in the Commons, playing pickleball, or exploring the new Disc Golf Course.

Local art teacher Alison Greenhouse will guide us in the annual tradition of creating Clay Hands and designing our newest tie-dye shirt. Local yoga expert Dagny Vigander will once again bring her knowledge and yoga skills to our younger yogis.

Norris’ local commissions, organizations, and businesses have eagerly jumped on board again this year. The Norris Fire Department, Norris Historical Society, Keep Norris Beautiful, Norris Tree Commission, Norris Conservation and Recycle Commission, Norris Watershed Board, Norris Elementary School, Appalachian Arts and Craft Center, Sweet Café and countless local volunteers have helped develop activities that will appeal to both children and adults of all ages.

Most events are free of charge, but check the calendar for events that require pre-registration or a nominal fee. As a friendly reminder, the Norris Recreation Summer Program is not intended to be a drop off program. Parents and guardians are encouraged to join in the fun. Calendars will be located at the major bulletin boards in Norris, the Norris Library and at our local parks. Pre-registration sign-ups will occur this Saturday, May 29th and next Saturday, June 5th from 9 to 11 a.m. at the post office. (Please note that pre-registration is only required for a few events.) For more information, follow the Norris Recreation Commission on Facebook.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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