By Ashley Rader
The Covered Bridge Celebration is right around the corner and T-shirts commemorating the annual festival are available for purchase through the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce.
The shirts are available for sale at the Chamber of Commerce and will be available at the 47th Covered Bridge Celebration, June 19-22.
Events and Marketing Coordinator Stephanie McKinney said the Chamber doubled the order for the T-shirts and ordered more sizes to meet the demand.
“We had a lot of sales last year,” McKinney said. “We wanted to be able to accommodate everyone who wanted a shirt.”
For some Covered Bridge Celebration enthusiasts, the T-shirts for each year’s festival are collector’s items.
“Some people do collect them each year and call to ask when the shirts will be ready,” McKinney said. “We did have some pre-sale orders for them before the shirts were finished.”