RUTLEDGE– The Grainger County Historic Society is now selling its new calendar of historic buildings and locations throughout Grainger County. Noted local artist, Wendy Leedy has graciously allowed the historic society to feature her drawings for each month on the calendar. The calendars feature the Grainger Courthouse prior to 1946, the round barn at Powder Springs, Head of Richland Baptist Church, Clinchdale, Highland Springs, Nance House, the Crosby Homeplace, Henderson Chapel, Dotson’s School, the original Smith’s Drug Store, Nance’s Ferry in Blaine and Barnard’s Grove Church from 1908. The calendars will be on sale at the Citizens Bank and Trust Co. of Grainger County at all five branches, Holt’s IGA in Bean Station, Cox and Wright’s IGA in Rutledge and Food City in Blaine.Those interested in getting a head start on Christmas shopping might consider the calendar as a gift item. The calendars are $10 each and are made with quality paper, so they may even be framed. The historic society will use the profits from the sale of the calendars for the purchase of Tennessee history books for Grainger County students. This school year materials were purchased for 300 fifth grade students. We hope to be able to purchase Tennessee history books for eighth grade students for the 2018-2019 school term. We would like to thank the citizens of Grainger County for their continued support of our history projects.
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