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November 17, 2017

The award was presented by (left) Todd Morgan, director of Preservation Field Services, and (right) Scott Brooks, president of the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance Board. 

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Wendy Leedy awarded for using art to preserve history 


Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor 

CLINTON – Wendy Leedy was recognized by the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance Friday, October 27 during a special ceremony held at the Children Defense Fund’s Alex Haley Farm in Clinton.  

The East Tennessee Preservation Awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and projects contributing to the protection of East Tennessee’s heritage. 

The award was presented by Todd Morgan, director of Preservation Field Services (l) and Scott Brooks, president of the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance Board. Leedy was awarded for use of her talent to help preserve Grainger County history. Leedy’s artwork has been featured in a total of 60 calendars, published for Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Grainger County and the Grainger County Historic Society (GCHS).  

A 2018 calendar featuring Leedy’s art is currently offered for sale by the GCHS. Calendars cost $10 each, and feature the Nance House in Rutledge, the Dotson School and the old Grainger County Courthouse.  

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