Americana at it’s best; there are several treats available this Saturday, some of them FREE!!! Start your day by treating yourself to an all-you-can eat Country Ham Breakfast for only $8.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. In addition to country ham, bacon or sausage, eggs, potatoes, and multiple choices of gravy – - sometimes even red-eye and chocolate gravies are available. And, the best part is the proceeds go for a good cause; you are supporting a volunteer fire department. You will be surprised who shows up at these breakfasts; some of the best politickin opportunities of the year take place at these fund-raisers. 6:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Cherry Creek Fire Department, 124 Montgomery Road, Sparta TN.
White county is also home to TWO Christmas Parades. The first is at 10:00 a.m. in Doyle Tennessee, the latter is at 4:00 pm in Sparta. The lineups are incredible, some floats will be in both parades; each venue has exclusive attractions. It is advisable to line-up along the roadside at least a half-hour in advance. Bring a sack and collect enough candy to keep your blood-sugar elevated through the rest of the year.
Lastly, this weekend is the peak of the largest meteor shower of the year; the Geminids meteor shower. I have seen over 60 shooting-stars per hour on some nights. The shower becomes prominent around 9:00pm and increases through the night with the best display about one hour before sunrise. Geminids are known for their long trains (trails), and is often the source of the best fireballs of any meteor shower during the year. This year could be especially brilliant because the new moon also falls this weekend. The absence of moonlight makes even the most faint meteors visible. Lawn chairs, blankets, campfires and hot chocolate can make for an evening that you will never forget.