2002 Covered Bridge Celebration gets new logo

Elizabethton's covered bridge, noted landmark reflecting Carter County's natural beauty and colonial heritage, becomes the focal point for Northeast Tennessee tourism the first full week of June this year. The Covered Bridge Celebration recently unveiled a redesigned logo to aid in marketing the festival.
   "Our new logo is intended to show our support for the region," said C. Keith Young, co-chair for this year's Covered Bridge Celebration committee.
   "The design incorporates school colors of the high schools in Carter County and Elizabethton, with the bridge and waterfowl representing our traditions and the area's scenic beauty." Caps and T-shirts sporting the new logo will be offered for sale at the Chamber of Commerce prior to and during the celebration. "It's a very attractive design, and I'd advise anyone who wants a cap or shirt of their own to stop by the Chamber of Commerce office to purchase one as soon as they come in," said Young.
   Entering its 36th season, the Covered Bridge Celebration offers a full slate of family fun, food, and recreation for all ages.
   Festivities begin at 5 p.m. on the Elk Street bridge, Wednesday June 5, and continue with activities each evening on Thursday and Friday, all day Saturday, finishing Sunday afternoon, June 9.
   For a festival events brochure and other information, contact the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce at (423) 547-3850.