Community Thanksgiving 2014

The Town of Tazewell Police Department and the Tazewell County Juvenile Court held the second annual Community Thanksgiving on November 15, 2014.

Scenes from the day:

Employee Retirement Party

On Tuesday, September 30, the Town of Tazewell honored it’s new retirees with a reception. Special thanks to Cecil Johnson, Lawrence “Popcorn” Sheppard, Jr., Douglas Sanders, Danny Asbury, Walter Barrett, Jr., and James Harman, III, for their years of service for the Town of Tazewell!

SummerFest 2014

SummerFest 2014 concluded with a day full of events on Main Street on Saturday, July 26th. The day included a Bike Show, a Flower Show, a Quilt Show, a Bake Off, and a 5 Alarm Chili Cook-Off. Walking tours of Main Street were hosted by the Tazewell County Historical Society, along with carriage tours of the Town’s historic district, and trolley tours to the scenic Smiley Ratliff farm. Tai Kwon Do demonstrations were held, and singers from near and far entertained the crowds.

SummerFest 2014 – Praise & Worship Night

The SummerFest 2014 kicked off in Tazewell on Thursday, July 24 with the 2nd annual Breaking Down the Walls praise and worship event at the Main Street Mini-Park. Hosted by Gary Riddle, the event featured guest speakers Bernerd Cornwell, Lawrence Hayes, and Jason Snapp. Music was provided by Patricia Smith, Lyrical Precha, and Andrew Lawrence.

Cruise In on Main Street Series

The Town of Tazewell held the first of it’s Cruise In summer series on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles were on display, and the musical group Pieces of One entertained the crowd at this free event.

The second Cruise In was held on July 26, featuring music from the Beach Nite Band, following the conclusion of SummerFest 2014, along with another on August 16.

All types of vehicles participated, including fast and furious cars, motorcycles, street rods, classic and muscle cars, as well as kids pedal and battery operated mini cars.

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Scenes from July 26:

Scenes from June 21:



Back of the Dragon 2014

Back of the Dragon Days were held on June 13, 14, and 15th at Tazewell High School. The events featured live music, food and vendor displays, along with a bike show conducted by the Iron Titans Motorcycle Club. The Jimmy Ramey Jr. Memorial Run was conducted by the Tazewell County ABATE chapter.