2017 Brain Games Gallery (Day 2)Jonesborough, Tennessee
The 2017 Tennessee Senior Brain Games championship took place in Jonesborough, Tennessee, the storytelling capital of the world. The out-of-town teams arrived on Wednesday, October 18 and were warmly welcomed by the town of Jonesborough, Jonesborough Senior Center staff, and the Jonesborough Olde Towners. The teams met for dinner on the evening of the first day and were treated to a story during the meal and a storytelling tour of the town afterward. The championship isn't just an opportunity to compete, it's a chance for visiting teams to learn about the host team's town and hopefully see a part of the state never before visited.
Day 2, October 19, was game day. The game took place at Jonesborough's McKinney Center, where the center's staff, along with Jonesborough Senior Center staff all but rolled out the red carpet for visiting teams. It was a tough a game, but Jonesborough's Olde Towners played it to a second win. And with the game over, the Jonesborough Senior Center opened for lunch and a tour of the facilities. The bar was set high for future hosts and will no doubt be set higher in 2018.
To senior centers throughout Tennessee: Challenge extended!
TCAD thanks the town of Jonesborough; Jonesborough Senior Center Director Mary Sanger and the center's staff; the staff at Jonesborough's McKinney Center (Thanks Theresa, Jules and Skye!); Jonesborough Town Administrator Bob Browning; Jonesborough Operations Manager Craig Ford; Jonesborough Alderman Terry Countermine; Jonesborough Mayor Kelly Wolfe; the Jonesborough Police Department; Main Street Catering; and Jonesborough's International Storytelling Center. Special thanks to Anne G'Fellers-Mason for her storytelling performance.