SURGOINSVILLE — Iconic Surgoinsville physician Dr. Connor Lyons will be remembered on Sat., June 29 with a breakfast and festival that is held each year in his honor.
Doc Lyons Day activities will include food, fun, and fellowship for all ages, along with door prizes, a tractor show, and Kids Zone fun.
Mayor Merrell Graham said the event will kickoff Saturday morning (8 — 10 a.m.) with the traditional Doc Lyons’ Breakfast at the Community Center of Surgoinsville Methodist Church.
The cost of the breakfast will be $8 per person — with all of the traditional “country breakfast” trimmings.
The late Dr. Lyons was a beloved country physician who delivered literally thousands of babies in Hawkins County during his career and attended to the needs of folks in and around Surgoinsville for decades, Graham said.
The annual breakfast is held in his memory because that was the doctor’s favorite meal of the day.
Other activities will get underway later in the day at Riverfront Park at 5 p.m. and will continue until around 10 p.m. when a huge fireworks show which will close out the evening (weather permitting).
Food vendors will be on hand offering hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, funnel cakes and more.
Drawings will be held for door prizes to be given away throughout the day.
Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the tractor show.
For more information, readers may contact City Hall at 423-345-2213.