The Health Wagon would like to recognize
Dr. Joseph Smiddy
for being selected as the Unsung Hero
at this year’s Heroes in Healthcare awards ceremony sponsored by the Virginia Health Care Foundation.
Unsung Heroes are dedicated individuals recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments in helping to provide health care to uninsured Virginians.

WHAT:  Job Fair
WHO: Wal-Mart and East Tennessee Career Coach
WHEN:  Friday, May 27, 2016
TIME:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Wal-Mart
3111 Browns Mill Road
Johnson City, TN
Career Coach Staff will be on-site helping people to create resumes and register with

Gatlinburg Convention Welcomes
26th Annual
Gaither Family Fest Music Spectacular 
Multi-Grammy Award winning recording artists,
Bill and Gloria Gaither will present the 26th Annual Gaither Family Fest Music Spectacular at the
Gatlinburg Convention Center
in Gatlinburg, TN on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
May 27, 28 & 29, 2016
during Memorial Day Weekend.
This legendary songwriting duo will present an exciting celebration, filled with the very best in Christian music, including Gaither’s own multi-award winning group,
The Gaither Vocal Band.

Camp Ta-Pa-Win-Go’s 9th Annual

Open House & Barbeque
111 CBM Camp Road, Watuaga, TN
Saturday, May 28th
1:00 p.m. activities begin
4:00 p.m. Barbeque dinner
for more information call 423-543-2201

18th Annual Parkway Baptist Jubilee
“Making a Difference”
Sunday, May 29 thru Wednesday, June 1, 2016
10:00 a.m. Sunday
7:00 p.m. Sunday – Wednesday
Free Fellowship Meals will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Monday thru Wednesday
Hear David Dugger, Dwayne Dillard, Craig Johnson,
Randy Gilliam, Tom Hayes, Donnie Humphrey, Larry Montgomery, Kenny Newberry, Mike Sage
Hear great music and singing.
For more information or directions call

26th Annual

Native American Culture Festival

at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1651 W. Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN

Saturday, June 4, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 5, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The McKameys

will host their 33rd Annual Hometown Singing
June 10 and 11, 2016
Second Baptist Church in Clinton, TN
Special quests will be:
The Inspirations
from Bryson City, NC at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10th
The Primitive Quartet
from Candler, NC at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11th
for more information call 865-457-3678

William King Museum of Art
will host a
Masquerade Art Ball
to honor the late G.R.C. Stuart, and
Mrs. Mary Stuart and family
at the
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
on June 11, 2016
for more information contact Deb Kerr
at the William King Museum of Art
phone: 276-628-5005 ext. 111

Heroes of the Bible – Vacation Bible School 
Monday, June 13, 2016 thru Friday, June 17, 2016
5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Classes PrekK  – Adult
John Wesley United Methodist Church
311 Lee Street, Bristol, VA

Aldersgate United Methodist Church
is hosting a
Clothing Swap for Kids and Teens
Saturday, June 18, 2016
from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bring your gently used clothing, and get tickets
to exchange for other clothing.
Leftover items will be donated to local ministries.
Church is located at 136 Highridge Street
off Blountville Highway in Bristol, TN

 Liberty Celebration 2016
You’re A Grand Old Flag
Toy F. Reid Center
Kingsport, TN
Friday, July 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Autism Society of East Tennessee is excited to announce the launch of a fully-featured autism directory through
The new site has over 300 different autism-related listings for families and individuals to view, with more to be added over the coming months.
There are many ways to search the directory, making ASDhub a simple and accessible site to use not only for those families and individuals affected by autism,
but also for businesses who have an autism related service to provide.

VOLUNTEER Opportunities

Remote Area Medical (RAM) Massive Health Care Outreaches
RAM is in need of volunteers, church and civic organizations, dentists, and donations to help make these events successful. To register as a volunteer please apply at

Trail Life USA
A new organization in the Tri-Cities seeking leaders and participants.

Most guys want exciting outdoor adventure with their friends. We’ve got that! Trips and travel? That, too. Camping. Check. Physical and mental challenge? Yep. And awards? Of course! Trail Life USA is a Christian adventure, character, and leadership program for young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.

International Student Exchange
Seeking caring families to host international high school students.
(844) 556-6688

CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates)
Seeking volunteers to work with abused and neglected children.

The Oasis of Kingsport
The Oasis is a Christ-centered women’s day center where women are considered “guests.” Guests can do 2 loads of laundry (including the laundry products), get free haircuts,  take free hot showers with towels and toiletries provided, and utilize free WIFI and computer access for job searching and college applications. The Oasis is looking for volunteers. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Dianne Scott at (423) 392-1137.

Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN
Holston Valley Medical Center has several volunteer opportunities: Main Lobby/Reception, CCU Waiting Area, Waterfall Lobby, Guest Services, Same Day Surgery, Outpatient Radiology, Beverage Cart, Mail/Magazine Delivery. Volunteers are also needed at Kingsport Hematology/Oncology and Johnson City Cancer Center. Hours vary. If interested, contact Karen Fox
at 423-224-6041 or email

Heavenly Homes (aka The Big Black Bus)
Heavenly Homes (aka The Big Black Bus) parks near Munsey Memorial Presbyterian in downtown Johnson City every Sunday morning at 8:30am. Bus Director, Tom Campbell, and volunteers provide a place to warm up, get a cup of hot coffee, a fresh doughnut, and other needed items such as winter wear, blankets and health and beauty aids. They also minister to the people one on one as well as have a time of worship and Bible study. If you know someone in need of hope or you would like to volunteer, please come or contact Tom Campbell, Assistant Pastor, The Vineyard

Welcomes volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, care technicians, and maintenance help.
(423) 256-2408 visit the web site

Welcomes volunteers to help with weekly food distributions, which take place at the church every Monday
from 8 – 11 a.m.,
and with monthly food deliveries, which are made every second Saturday and begin at 8:30 a.m. 
Canned food donations are also accepted.  For more information please visit

Lamp Light Theatre
Welcomes volunteers for parking attendants, ushers, and concession workers. Call (423) 348-7610

First Priority Blue Ridge
Welcomes volunteers for events such as concerts, Pledge 2 Purity and Campus Ministry Training.  If you wish to volunteer for these events, and/or want to be informed on what events are coming to our community, please email at

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Small Miracles needs leaders, sidewalkers, program support, and barn help. Volunteers needed for entire sessions or one a hour a month. Please contact Linda McBride at 423-349-1111 for more information.

You may mail your church and community news to us (two weeks in advance, if possible) to:
 WHCB 91.5 FM Church/Community News
PO Box 2061
Bristol, TN 37621-2061
or “Connect with WHCB”