Knoxville Road Trip! - January 20, 2007
A Good Time Was Had By All!


On Saturday, January 20, 2007, almost thirty SMRA members and friends from the middle Tennessee area took a road trip to Knoxville, Tennessee. The gang stayed at a local motel and partied at two of Knoxville's GLBT clubs ... Kurt's Bar and Club XYZ!

The night started out at Kurt's Bar with a TexMex buffet, country music and drink specials. Management, staff and local patrons at Kurt's Bar did a great job of making SMRA feel welcome and aprpeciated. The festivities included some rodeo education as well when Mr. SMRA 2007, Justin James, taught the crowd the basics of Flag Racing by using volunteers from the crowd! Participants won prizes and had a great time.

Later in the night, the gang was welcomed by Club XYZ which was decorated in a western theme using authentic saddles and cowboy boot centerpieces. A special country-themed show was the highlight of the evening.

Special thanks to management at both clubs and to Tim T. for helping to organize the road trip. Watch for announcements regarding similar events in the future!  On Sunday, January 28, 2007, SMRA hosted it's third "Gay Ol' Opry" night at the Chute Complex! This all-country show include performances by several SMRA Members and special guests. A good-sized crowd braved the cold weather to come out and show their support. Everyone had a great time and all the proceeds will benefit our Charity Partners! 

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