East Tennessee Preservation Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2012 East Tennessee Preservation Awards, given annually for outstanding contributions to historic preservation in the 16-county region.
These awards will be presented at the awards banquet in conjunction with the East Tennessee Preservation Conference on Nov. 9 in Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg.
The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Frozen Head State Park in Morgan County will have a special community event from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 10.
“This is a great opportunity to thank the park’s many patrons and the entire local community for their support throughout the years and invite community members to see what the park has to offer,” said Park Manager David Engebretson.
Roane County Heritage Commission President Charlotte Branson, right, accepts a $1,000 donation on the organization’s behalf from state Rep. Julia Hurley for the restoration of the old Roane County Courthouse, one of only seven original court houses still standing in the state.
The commission receives grants and personal donations from private citizens and businesses, and the annual Gala is one of the major fundraising events. A museum is being set up.
Harriman City Schools Alumni Association will present “Elvis at the Princess!,” a tribute to Elvis Presley, at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 in Harriman’s downtown Princess Theatre.
The tribute, featuring Oliver Springs native and award-winning Elvis tribute artist Greg Johnson, falls two days after the 35th anniversary of the death of Presley, a Memphis artist known worldwide as the King of Rock’n’Roll.
Johnson is a regular performer at the Oldies Dinner Showplace in Pigeon Forge.
Roane County ElderWatch and Mid-East Community Action Agency’s Senior Services Department will host a senior open house from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Mid-East office at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood.
Activities will include entertainment, refreshments, senior services information, door prizes, bingo, games and crafts.
At 10:30 a.m. the winner of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Poster Contest will be recognized.
All area seniors are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 354-0450, Ext. 228, to register.