St. Anne’s Day – Little River Tubing and BBQ Picnic
St. Anne’s Day will be celebrated this year on Sunday, July 23. It has become a custom at St. Anne to have a parish outing on the Sunday when we observe our patronal Feast - most years finds us “tubing” on the Little River in Townsend, TN.
On that Sunday, July 23, we will observe St. Anne’s Day in the Liturgy at church and have a festive pot-luck meal afterwards. We invite all to join us at the
Smokey Mountain River Rat, in Townsend, TN following the Sunday morning Liturgy.
We will leave the Church between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. after our coffee hour, and caravan to Townsend. The rental on tubes should be at the group rate (for 40+) – $8 per person. Bring sunscreen, towels, and water shoes, bug spray - and dry clothes to change into afterwards.
After tubing, we will meet behind the
River Rat Canoeing/Kayaking site
further down Hwy. 73 on the left (see map).
Please bring side picnic items to share (baked beans, potato chips, potato salad, dessert, etc.). Paper products will be provided.
Bring your own chairs, blankets, and drinks!
Note: Those who would like to picnic but do not want to go tubing can relax and visit by the water at the picnic site while waiting for the arrival of the rest of the group.
BBQ sandwiches will be provided.
We will collect donations to cover the cost of the sandwiches – suggested donation is $4 per sandwich.
Maps and release forms will be available on that Sunday morning. The rafting site is on the right in the map below. The picnic site is on the left.