Bank accepting funds for signs
A group of local citizens has established an account at TnBank in Oak Ridge to collect money that will be donated to Anderson County Government for the prupose of paying for and installing the nation’s motto “In God We Trust” on the Anderson County Courthouse and the General Sessions Court building in Oak Ridge.

Once collected, the private funds will be donated to the county to pay for the signage and placement of the motto. Any money in excess of the costs associated with the placement of “In God We Trust” will be used to support veteran memorials in Anderson County.

Citizens may donate funds to: THE IN GOD WE TRUST MEMORIAL FUND. Send donations to: TN BAND, 900 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tn 37830. Make checks payable to THE IN GOD WE TRUST MEMORIAL FUND. No donation too small.

For more information, contact Lynn Byrge at active_electric@yahoo.com or call him at 865-748-6906.

Museum to host barn dance
The Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, will host its first annual Barn Dance, to be held on Friday, May 17.

The evening will feature horse drawn wagon rides, a sumptuous southern buffet dinner, and traditional Appalachian dancing accompanied by live music by the Museum of Appalachia Band.

The evening will also offer a live auction of vacation get-a-ways, including the Rocky Mountains, golfing weekend and membership to Laurel Valley Resort in Townsend and a weekend stay at a private historic plantation near Natchez, Mississippi.

Southern arts and crafts, a blacksmithing workshop, folk art and antiques will be among the exceptional items offered during the silent auction

The Barn Dance is being organized by a committee of women dedicated to the success and growth of the Museum of Appalachia. “The Museum of Appalachia offers our region such a wealth of cultural and historic treasures, preserving so many of the traditional ways and community structures of our ancestors in this living history museum. Proceeds from the Barn Dance will help sustain the Museum for future generations.” says Committee chair and Museum Board Member Kay Brookshire

For advance ticket information, please call 865-494-7680 or visit our website www.museumofappalachia.org.

As a non-profit, Smithsonian Affiliate museum, the Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts and culture of an earlier time; and to instill in the community – regionally, nationally, and internationally- a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the Appalachian heritage.

The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville at I-75, exit, 122, then one mile east.

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