Fires force cancelation of I-SS band trip

   
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IN LIGHT OF THE DEVESTATING FIRES RAGING AROUND GATLINBURG…IREDELL-STATESVILLE SCHOOLS HAS CANCELLED A BAND TRIP TO THE AREA.

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DISTRICT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER SUSIE WIBERG TELLS ME THE HIGH SCHOOL BAND WAS SUPPOSED TO PERFORM IN THE FANTASY OF LIGHTS CHRISTMAS PARADE…

(AUDIO) “WELL THEY CANCELED THE TRIP BECAUSE THE PARADE WAS CANCELED. IN THE MIDST OF A HORRENDOUS FIRE LIKE THAT, A PARADE IS THE LAST THING ON A COMMUNITY’S MIND. SO, OF COUSE, THE EVENT IS CANCELED SO THE BANDS DON’T GO.”

SO FAR, FIRES IN SEVIER COUNTY HAVE CHARRED MORE THAN 17-THOUSAND ACRES AND CLAIMED SEVEN LIVES.

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