May 28th , 2013 11:29 am Leave a comment

On a roll…Downtown event puts focus on Parkinson’s, healthy living and fun

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While many people were taking advantage of their three-day Memorial Day weekend to relax, dozens filled downtown

Carson Higgins takes aim while playing a game of corn hole during the Bonnie Kate Bash.

Carson Higgins takes aim while playing a game of corn hole during the Bonnie Kate Bash.

Elizabethton to take part in the Bonnie Kate Bike, Walk and Fun benefit.

The event was held Monday afternoon and served as a benefit for the National Parkinson Foundation. The event featured multiple bike rides around Elizabethton, a Parkinson’s Benefit Walk in honor of Patsy Dugger, performances by local bands, vendors, face painting, games and more.

“This has been a fantastic event,” said Emilee Nidiffer, vice-president of operations and event coordinator for the Bonnie Kate Theater and Café. “The turnout has been great. Everyone appears to be having fun.”

Bonnie Kate Theater owner Brian Higgs leads one of the Bonnie Kate Bash's bicycle rides on Memorial Day.

Bonnie Kate Theater owner Brian Higgs leads one of the Bonnie Kate Bash’s bicycle rides on Memorial Day.

This is the second year the Bonnie Kate has hosted a Memorial Day bicycle ride. The event offered bicycle rides for various skill levels and used the Elizabethton Linear Path for both the bike rides and the walk.

Craig Murray returned to the bike ride for the second year with his great-niece, Karrigan Davis. The pair rode last year and said they came back because they had such a good time.

“It was fun last year to get to ride bicycles around on the city streets,” Murray said. “It was a fun time.”

“I liked being able to ride my bike around Elizabethton,” Davis said.

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