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Todd Caldwell wins again in the fourth annual Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run

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Kickin-Chicken-2016-Winner-1PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Sept. 3, 2016—Runner Todd Caldwell of Sevierville, Tenn., won the fourth annual Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken 5KRun and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, finishing the course in first place as the male open winner in (18:01.71). Caldwell was the winner of the first-ever Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run in 2013 and came in second place in 2014 and in first place in 2015. Caldwell is a local favorite and fellow runners call him “the beast.” The overall second place winner was Chris Ham (19:30.13), and the overall third place winner was Jesse Rollins of Sevierville, (20:00.19). This event is part of “The Run and See Tennessee Grand Prix Series” www.totalracesolutions.com.

Michelle Childs of Knoxville, Tenn., was the female open winner (21:00.79), Jamie MacHon of Shawnee was the female master winner (24:44.90), and Chris Hamor of Walhalla, S.C., was the male master winner (19:30.13). Atress McBee of Oak Ridge, Tenn., was the female grandmaster winner (29:11.43) and Terry Quillen of Tullahoma, Tenn., was the male grandmaster winner (20:19.01). Diane Babcock of Brooksville, Fla., was the female veteran winner (48:31.68) and James Brown of Maryville, Tenn., was the male veteran winner (22:16.88). A total of 148 people finished the race sponsored by The Comedy Barn Theater ® to benefit Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center. Safe Harbor is a nonprofit corporation serving the 4th Judicial District, consisting of Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson and Sevier Counties. The corporation is dedicated to serving children who are victims of severe neglect, and physical and sexual abuse through prevention, education and intervention.

Kickin-Chicken-2Officials of The Comedy Barn Theater® were very pleased with the fourth annual event, and have announced that the Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk will be held next year on Labor Day weekend.

Donna Koester, executive director of Safe Harbor Chlld Advocacy Center said, “Our main goal is to get kids on a path to recovery. I want to thank everyone at The Comedy Barn Theater from theater co-owners Jim Hedrick and David Fee to all of the staff and especially Comedy Barn performers Clyde Foley Cummins and Danny Devaney. I also want to thank everyone for all of the community support. We hope to see you next year.”

Jim Hedrick, co-owner of The Comedy Barn Theater said, “Thank you to all of the participants for helping to support the annual Comedy Barn Theater Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run and Fun Walk. We are blessed to be able to give back to the community of Pigeon Forge and all of Sevier County. Once again our charity of choice is Safe Harbor and all of the proceeds from the race will go to support them.”

“We got serious to raise money for this charity,” said Danny Devaney, performer at the Comedy Barn. “Safe Harbor helps kids who need it more than anything. They are in dire need of funding. I don’t know how they do it. This run exceeded our expectations. We raised a lot of money in the silent auction on top of what we raised in the race, which will be tallied by the middle of the week. We are happy that so many people participated in The Comedy Barn Kickin’ Chicken event and that we are able to help Safe Harbor. We look forward to doing it again next year.”

Clyde Foley Cummins race director and Comedy Barn performer said, “This was a great event. We do it to represent a wonderful charity in East Tennessee – Safe Harbor. They are completely funded by donations. We love to give back to the community and we are proud to be associated with them.”

Other winners for the day’s events included Parker Febo of Summitt, in the female ages 1 t0 10 category (27:39.35), Alex Fine of Newport, Tenn., in the male ages 1 to 10 category (29:14.12), Maddie Hamor of Walhalla, S.C., in the female ages 11 to 14 category (27:52.18) and Matthew Sinclair of Carthage, Tenn., in the male ages 11 to 14 category (23:07.20), Jenna Jordan of Sevierville in the female 15 to 19 category (27:24.96). Sara Sullivan of Sevierville was the female ages 20 to 24 winner (32:27.10) and Filipe Goncalves of Pigeon Forge was the male ages 20 to 24 winner (28:59.89). Mary Griffin Fry of Atlanta, Ga., was the female ages 25 to 29 winner (25:30.16) and Drew Taylor of Sevierville was the male ages 25 to 29 winner (35:16.55).

Amanda Matson of Cleveland, Tenn., was the female ages 30 to 34 winner (25:555.06), Ryan Funkhouser of Maryville, Tenn., was the male ages 30 to 34 winner (21:54.34), Laura Schmutzer of Franklin was the female ages 35 to 39 winner (25:30.36), and Mike Taylor of Madisonville, Tenn., was the male ages 35 to 39 winner (21:49:07). Kimberly Childress of Manchester, Tenn., was the female ages 40 to 44 winner (27:33.93), Jesse Rollins of Sevierville, Tenn., was the male ages 40 to 44 winner (20:00.19), Maria Alana of Sevierville was the female 45 to 49 winner (26:22.02), Michael Childress of Manchester, Tenn., was the male 45 to 49 winner (23:56.60), Suzanne Parker of Maryville, Tenn., was the female 50 to 54 winner (30:58.91), Mark D’Alessandro of Knoxville was the male ages 50 to 54 winner (20:24.17), Betsy Griffey of Strawberry Plains, Tenn., was the female ages 55 to 59 winner (36:49.84), Clyde Cummins of Kodak, Tenn., was the male ages 55 to 59 winner (26:23.18), Constance Carden of Kodak, Tenn., was the female 60 to 64 winner (50:56.34), Rick Walker of Clinton, Tenn., was the male 60 to 64 winner (25:53.32), Cynthia Jeffers of Seymour, Tenn., was the female 65 to 69 winner (53:46.72), Roger Ours of Cleveland, Tenn., was the male ages 65 to 69 winner (24:49.92), Judy Steadman of Pittman Center was the female 70 to 74 winner (56:17.23), Jerry Tipton of Knoxville, Tenn., was the male ages 70 to 74 winner (27:33.97), Larry Acuff of Knoxville was the male 75 to 79 winner (32:47.04).

The Comedy Barn Theater®, is an award winning clean family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains. The show features magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, clean family comedians, live country and gospel music and fun barnyard animals. For more information call 1-800-29- LAUGH (52844) or see The Comedy Barn® or see The Comedy Barn® web site at http://www.comedybarn.com/.

The Comedy Barn® Show is part of the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group that also includes: the “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud;” “The Smoky Mountain Opry,” “Magic Beyond Belief” starring Darren Romeo, “The Smith Morning Variety Show,” Happy Days Diner and Chef’s Catering.+++

Comedy Barn Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run and Fun Walk to Benefit Safe Harbor

The Comedy Barn Theater® in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will be sponsoring their fourth annual Kickin’ Chicken 5KRun and Fun Walk on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.  All of the net proceeds will benefit The Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center of the Smokies that provides comprehensive, coordinated, and compassionate services to victims of child abuse (4th Judicial District that includes Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson and Sevier Counties).

The race is a single loop course that will begin and end at The Comedy Barn Theater®. The race will start at 8 a.m.  The scenic route goes through the Island and returns down the Riverwalk Greenway. Entry forms can be picked up from The Comedy Barn Theater® or people can register online. Individuals can also register the morning of the race beginning at 6:30 a.m. with limited t-shirt availability, so early registration is encouraged.   For more information call 865-428-5222 or 1-800-29 LAUGH or see The Comedy Barn® web site‎ at http://www.comedybarn.com/kickinchicken.

The registration cost is $25.00 for adults and $20 for children 17 and under who register before Aug. 22.  For those who register after Aug. 22 the cost will be $30.00 for adults and $25.00 for children.  Packet pick-up will be at The Comedy Barn Theater®, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, from 12 noon to 6 p.m or they can be picked up the morning of the race.  All pre-registered participants will receive an event t-shirt if signed up by Aug. 28 and a bib (only runners are chipped to measure racer’s time). The t-shirts are heavy weight cotton short sleeve.  Awards: Top M/F Overall, Master, Grandmaster, and Veteran Finisher. Awards three deep to M/F finishers in all age groups 1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+. There is also a $100 cash prize for the 100th finisher.

If people would just like to make an entry fee donation and not physically participate in the race, they may check the virtual category and The Comedy Barn® race team will mail them a t-shirt, or they may make a tax-deductible donation directly to Safe Harbor by clicking donate on the registration page.

“We are all about children at The Comedy Barn,” said Clyde Foley Cummins, race director and performer at The Comedy Barn Theater®.  “We want to give back to the community.  Nothing is more worthy than child causes.  We love promoting fun and health.”

There will be a silent auction with items from local retailers and attractions at the race. There will be large prizes that will include lodging and ticket packages from Fee/Hedrick Shows including tickets to The Comedy Barn® show.  There will also be door prizes, and refreshments after the race.  This event is part of “The Run and See Tennessee Grand Prix Series” www.totalracesolutions.com.  Winners in each age division will receive medals and tickets to The Comedy Barn®.

The Comedy Barn®, is an award winning clean family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains. The show features magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, clean family comedians, live country and gospel music and fun barnyard animals.

For more information call 1-800-29 LAUGH or see The Comedy Barn® web site‎ at http://www.comedybarn.com/kickinchicken. The Comedy Barn® Show is part of the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group that also includes: the “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show™;” “The Smoky Mountain Opry™ Show;” “Magic Beyond Belief™ starring Darren Romeo;” “The Smith Morning Variety Show” starring Charlie Bob Smith; Happy Days Diner, and Chef’s Catering. ###

Comedy Barn Theater®’s “Amazing Animals” Show donates show proceeds and $25,000 matched donations for Sevier County Humane Society

Pigeon Forge, Tenn., May 26, 2016 – As animal lovers and advocates for animal conservation and rescue efforts, The Comedy Barn Theater®’s new “Amazing Animals Exotic Animal and Pet Show” is coming to the aid of the Sevier County Humane Society. After reading about the dire situation the Sevier County Humane Society is facing, the owners decided to help keep the doors open to the Humane Society’s shelter by challenging the community to raise the funds needed. All ticket proceeds from the Tuesday, May 31st, 2016, 2 PM “Amazing Animals Exotic Animal and Pet Show” at The Comedy Barn Theatre® in Pigeon Forge, Tenn, will be donated to the Sevier County Humane Society. Most of the animals featured in this new show are rescues, and the cast and staff are passionate about keeping the doors of the Humane Society’s shelter open.

Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group’s CEO and President David Fee stated, “This is a short term solution to a long-term issue. The Comedy Barn Theatre® has donated over $100,000 to the Sevier County Humane Society in the past. We believe that animals are an amazing part of God’s creation and it is our responsibility to care for and protect them. We want to do everything within our power to help our furry friends and their Caretaker Friends at the Sevier County Humane Society. This problem goes way beyond a band-aid funding solution. Our community needs a new shelter, and they need our support now more than ever. We’re calling on our community and its leaders to help support such an important organization that provides such an essential service to thousands of animals each year.”

The Sevier County Humane Society is a non-profit organization established in 1972. Its mission is to offer refuge and care to homeless pets and to end the suffering and neglect of unwanted puppies and kittens, cat and dogs through education, spay/neuter and adoption services. The Society operates a full service shelter which means they receive all domestic animals regardless of age, behavior, condition or adoptability. They are the only such refuge for animals in Sevier County. Tickets for the Comedy Barn® “Amazing Animals” matinee show are $29.95 plus tax for adults and $9.95 plus tax for children ages 3-11. All proceeds from tickets and concessions will benefit the Sevier County Humane Society. Toll Free 1-800-29 LAUGH or (865) 428-5222. For more information, visit http://AmazingAnimals.com .

“Amazing Animals™ Exotic Animal and Pet Show” Debuts at Comedy Barn Theater®

Tony-King-and-birdPIGEON FORGE, Tenn., May 25, 2016 — Where do trained pigs, parrots, housecats, dogs, a serval cat, a Burmese python, a kinkajou and a mini-donkey all perform together? The answer is at the new and original “Amazing Animals Exotic Animal and Pet Show” at The Comedy Barn® Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn, produced by The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group. Anthony and Alena King, their trained “amazing animals,” animal trainer “Professor Bumblemoore,” (Corkey Miller, Action Animals, USA) and her trained exotic pets perform in a hilarious new pet variety show at The Comedy Barn® Theater at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The show opened May 21.

The two-hour show includes zany comedy, animal antics and family fun for all ages. Ten high diving housecats all perform in a comedy routine. They jump through hoops, move in a zig zag pattern, complete a high step routine, perform an Olympic pole balance, walk upside down, do super jumps, and they even do a high diving stunt. In addition pig stars Boris Bacon and Jessie Hamm compete with the audience in piggy games.

“We have a whole cast of fuzzy, furry, feathered and four-legged friends,” said David Fee, president and chief executive officer of Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group and co-owner of The Comedy Barn Theater®. “We have exotic and domestic animals, a wonderful mix of live music and plenty of mayhem. Charlie the donkey astounds the audience with his mathematic skills, and we have wonderful waltzing dogs. We have dogs who roll over, do hurdle jumps and barrel rolls, hind leg stands, and some dogs even jump rope.

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Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Holds Area Appreciation Days Through May 19

Pigeon Forge, Tenn., May 10, 2016 – The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., one of the largest theater production companies in the southeast, is holding Area Appreciation Days now through May 19th to invite residents who live and work in Sevier and neighboring counties to attend any Fee/Hedrick shows in Pigeon Forge for a special appreciation rate.   Those who live or work in Sevier, Blount, Knox, Greene, Anderson, Cocke, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Union, Grainger and Hamblen counties can attend the following shows for only $9.95 plus tax:   “The Comedy Barn®,” The “Smith Morning Variety Show,” “Magic Beyond Belief”™ starring Darren Romeo, and “The Smoky Mountain Opry.”™ The Area Appreciation Days special dinner/show rate for The “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud”™ is $19.95 plus tax for adults and $9.95 plus tax for children.

Anyone living or working in these counties must present a valid county driver’s license or proof of residence and a photo ID or a current business paycheck stub (within 30 days) and a photo ID. Each adult must show a valid ID.

“We appreciate the people of Sevier County and our neighboring counties who support our theaters and refer others to our shows throughout the year,” said theater co-owner David Fee. “This year’s Area Appreciation Days are our way to say thank you.”

Jim Hedrick, theater co-owner said, “Area Appreciation Days also provides us with an opportunity to share five fantastic production shows and celebrate the kick-off to the 2016 season.”

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