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Record seeks contributions from readers

By Keeli Parkey

The Erwin Record is now accepting entries for our annual “Images of Unicoi County Calendar.”

“I am pleased to announce that we are going to publish the calendar again this year. It is so nice to see local residents and businesses enjoying this publication throughout the year,” Publisher Lisa Whaley said. “I encourage everyone to submit entries for the calendar. We would love to feature your photos of life in the Valley Beautiful.”

All photos must have been in Unicoi County. Entries should be emailed to [email protected] with a brief description of the photo, as well as the name of the photographer. Photos can also be dropped off at The Erwin Record office at 218 Gay St. in downtown Erwin.

The deadline for photo entries is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. For more information, call the newspaper at 743-4112.


The Erwin Record is also seeking contributions from readers for our upcoming holiday issues.

“We are preparing our annual holiday supplement and our Christmas issue,” Publisher Lisa Whaley said. “We want our readers to be a part of our holiday plans.”

There are three opportunities for readers to contribute.

“We are taking contributions in several areas,” Whaley said. “We want to publish a schedule of upcoming events, readers’ holiday memories and Letters to Santa from the children in our community.”

With the holidays quickly approaching, so are the deadlines to contribute.

“We are looking forward to receiving your contributions,” Whaley said. “Please share them with us as soon as possible.”


Is your church, club or organization planning a Christmas cantata, party or other event? If so, The Erwin Record wants to publish it in our upcoming holiday supplement!

To have your event appear for free, email details – date, time, location, etc. – to [email protected] by Friday, Nov. 22. Submissions may also be dropped off at our office in downtown Erwin.


The newspaper would also like to hear about your favorite holiday memory. In less than 500 words, describe that memory – it could be a favorite family event, gift, religious service, etc. Tell us what happened and why it was special to you. If you have a photo, please share that with us, too!

Submissions, including photos, must be emailed to [email protected] by Friday, Nov. 22, to be considered for publication in the holiday supplement.


The Erwin Record also wants to publish Letters to Santa from our younger readers.

Children are invited to submit the letters by Dec. 13.

Letters should be in the child’s handwriting and on a single sheet of paper. They should be brought to The Erwin Record office in downtown Erwin and include the child’s name and contact information of an adult parent or guardian.

The letters can also be mailed to 218 Gay St., Erwin.

The newspaper will publish all the letters we can fit from local children in a December issue.

Letters are subject to The Erwin Record’s consideration with regard to space and appropriateness. All letters will become the property of the newspaper and cannot be returned.

For more information, call 743-4112.