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BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 1, 2017 – King University alumni along with students, faculty,
and staff are invited to spend a Day at Bays Mountain Park on Saturday, Oct. 14.
“We wanted to have an event that brought the entire King community together and what
better place than Bays Mountain Park,” said Dana McMurray, director of alumni relations
at King. “We have planned a fun-filled day surrounded by the amazing views that God
has created in our area. We hope to see everyone there.”
Bays Mountain Park, located in Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3500-acre nature preserve
and the largest city owned park in the state of Tennessee. The Park features a picturesque
44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art planetarium theater, and animal
habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors, and reptiles.
Activities will begin at 11:30 a.m. behind the wolves’ habitat with a picnic to last
through 1:30 p.m. Other activities include hiking, mountain biking, animal exhibits,
Herpetarium, Nature Center, Raptor Center, barge ride, zip line, and Adventure Course.
The adventure course requires reservations. The barge ride, zip line, and adventure
course require additional fees. Please see http://www.baysmountain.com/ for more information on fees.
The planetarium at Bays Mountain is offering a planetarium show exclusively for King
participants at 3 pm. The cost of the show is $2.50 per person. Guests can purchase
tickets for the show the day of the event, anytime before the show, at the gift shop
in the Nature Center at Bays Mountain. The cost for any other show will be $5. The
theater can hold 150 people, so this will be a first come-first serve seating.
The cost for the Day at Bays Mountain Park is $5 (parking fee included) for King University
alumni, faculty, and staff. King University students may attend at no cost, however,
they must have a ticket, which they can pick up through Emily Loudon in Maclellan
Hall. There may be additional fees depending on which activities participants choose.
RSVP no later than October. 1 to Dawn McMurray via phone at 800.621.5464 or by e-mail
King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in
1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional
degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health
sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business
administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning
opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA
Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information
about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV
certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community
College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.