ETSU hoops to be featured at Downtown J.C. event
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

            JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2009) - The ETSU men's and women's basketball teams will be the featured attractions and Johnson City residents will also get a preview of the upcoming Homecoming week during Downtown Johnson City's First Friday event this Friday, Nov. 6th beginning at 6 p.m.


            Plans include a pep rally with the Bucs and Lady Bucs at 6:30 p.m., as well as appearances by the ETSU cheerleaders, pep band, and the team mascot, Bucky. In addition, the nominees for ETSU's Homecoming King and Queen will be on hand, while a concert in the park by the ETSU Bluegrass Band will follow from 7:30 to 8:30. Live and silent auctions of items produced by the university's Advertising and Media Arts Department will take place at The Charles with the silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. And much more is planned.


            The event is free and open to the public. For a complete list of activities, see below:


        ADSMARTS Creativity Auction at the Charles - 6:00pm Silent Auction, Live Auction preview and refreshments at 7:00 (Proceeds benefit endowed scholarships for ETSU students in Advertising and Media Arts)


        6:15pm ETSU mascot Bucky & Friends arrive downtown to mix and mingle


        Voice of the Bucs, Jay Sandos,  the Pep Band and Cheerleaders kick off festivities at 6:30pm on East Main Street near Majestic Park


        Meet the Lady Bucs, the Bucs, Coach Kemp, Coach Bartow and get their autographs


        Meet the nominees for Homecoming, King, Queen and Court


        ETSU Bluegrass band performs live in Majestic Park gazebo from 730-8:30pm


        Scale the ROTC Rock Climbing Wall (age restrictions and waivers required), play the Basketball Toss and Football Toss on Spring Street


        Stop by Artopia to get your temporary Bucs Tattoo and get a 25% discount on materials with your ETSU ID


        As always, Nelson Fine Art Center will have an artist reception and Brew Plum features fine coffee and sweet treats


        The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists will have their Holiday Show & Sale at the Johnson City Area Arts Council in the King's Centre; the works of more than 20 artists will be exhibited and available for purchase


        ETSU Athletic wear is available from BucStylez


        Stop by Halo, Numan's Billiard or Tipton Street Pub to purchase a BucWild Shot


        Unique Treasures & Coffee Emporium, 232 E. Main Street will have  Belly dancers, a band, art exhibit and offer a free, one card pull Tarot card reading with student ID


        Beadworks is open, offering free earring assembly, home-cooked food, and music

        The Coffee & Tea Haven (King's Centre), re-opens for First Friday, 5-8pm offering organic coffee and tea


        Taste Budz is open from 11am-10pm with their famous home-cooking


        Auntie Ruth's will make their famous home-made donuts and have caramel apples available


        Chicago Red Hots and Polish sausage are available from Windy City Red Hots