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Elizabethton to recognize hometown star during Covered Bridge Festival

Published On: Jun 20 2013 10:46:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2013 03:39:27 PM EDT
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. -

An Elizabethton, Tennessee native is getting a big welcome home.

June 21, 2013 will be declared as Jason Witten Day for the city.

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will be honored during an event Friday.  The event will be held at two o'clock in the afternoon, at the Covered Bridge Festival main stage. That stage is located on East Elk Avenue, near the soldiers' monument.

News 5 has learned Witten will also be presented a key to the city and a new sign to recognize his success both on and off the field.

Witten will also present a $5,000 scholarship to a recent high school graduate during the ceremony.