Norris Day was even greater fun this year,                                                                                                                   with an expanded array of booths and a wider                                                                                                             participation in the events that have become                                                                                                               so familiar.  

                                                                                                                   The sack race is always fun, for tjose who can                                                                                                             still fit into a sack.

The schedule for the day was as follows:


8:30 a.m.                  NORRIS FIRECRACKER ROAD RUN for ages 6 and up- Six prizes – Begins on the Commons 

8:30                      REGISTER FOR THE KIDS’ DOG SHOW - Kids must be between 4 and 14 years old to show                                        their dogs.  Dogs in “Smallest Dog” category must be over 6 months old.  – On the Commons,                                  near the library


9:00                          POSTING OF THE COLORS


9:10                          KIDS’ DOG SHOW BEGINS– Awards given for “Best Behaved,” “Best Dressed,” “Best Trick,”                                     “Smallest Dog,” “Largest Dog,” “Best Looking,” and “Best in Show”


10:00                        DUCK RACE - Sponsored by the Anderson County High School Leos – Norris Middle School                                       lawn – Each winner receives a watermelon!


10:00 – 2:00 p.m.       INFLATABLES – Norris Middle School lawn


10:00 – 3:00 p.m.       WATER SLIDE – Norris Middle School lawn         


10:00                         REGISTER FOR THE FUN RUN – On the street, in front of Norris Middle School


10:30                         1- MILE FUN RUN – Divisions include ages 6 & Under, 7 – 10 year-olds, 11 – 15 year-olds, and                                  ages 16 & over.  First, second and third place winners in each division need to remain for a                                      photo shoot!


11:00                         MANY-WHEEL RACES – Including such as tricycles, big wheels, wheel chairs, and bikes with                                      training wheels in these divisions: 2 year-olds, 3 year-olds, 4 year-olds, 5 year-olds and 6                                        year-olds. Two-wheel race for 7 year-olds & under will follow the many-wheel races. – On the                                  street, in front of Norris Middle School


11:30                          DECORATED BICYCLE PARADES for 6 year-olds & under and 7 year-olds & up

                                   (Parents-- The Judges love bikes decorated by the children themselves!  Encourage your                                         children’s creative efforts and enjoy the results!)  On the street, in front of Norris Middle                                           School


12:15 p.m.                  SACK RACES for individuals in these divisions: 6-year-olds & under, 7 – 10 year-olds, 11 – 15                                   year-olds,  Adult & Child, Adult & Adult  – On the Commons


12:45                         WATER-BALLOON TOSS – All ages –On the Commons:


1:30                           FREEDOM POLE CEREMONY provided by Lynn Fox – In front of Middle School


2:00                           WATER-BALL BATTLES ($1.00 for individuals, $5.00 for teams) – On the Commons



5:45                           EVENING PROGRAM – Norris Day Honors Judy Ridge

7:00                           CONCERT ON THE COMMONS -  featuring Alex Guthrie




The barbecue dinner in the Middle School cafeteria is

always a welcome opportunity to meet neighbors and

other friende while enjoying great food.  As usual,

the menu included smoked chicken or pork, coleslaw,

baked beans, a roll, and a drink.