Travis Bowman, a seventh-generation descendant of “Virginian Giant of the Revolution” Peter Francisco, will give a presentation on his ancestor at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at Lawnville Church of Christ, Kingston.
The event is a presentation of Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Kingston.
Bowman, who stands 6 feet, 6 inches tall like his ancestor, has spoken at historical societies across the country.
Oliver Springs Historical Society is now taking applications for its first Miss October Sky Pageant.
The pageant will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in
Kellytown Baptist Church’s activity building as a preliminary event to the annual October Sky Festival.
Registration fee is $25 per entry, with categories open to ages newborn to high school in the Roane County area.
Entry forms are available at area schools and online at octoberskyfestivaltn.org. Deadline for entry is Oct. 1.
A early literacy workshop, “Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library,” will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the children’s department of Harriman Public Library at 601 Walden Ave.
The free workshop, presented by Harriman and Kingston public libraries, will provide information on how to help babies, toddlers and preschoolers learn to read.
It is open to parents, grandparents, teachers and daycare providers.
The workshop is expected to last 45 minutes.
Refreshments will be served.
Our condolences to relatives and friends of Vida Ooten Kilby, who recently passed away in Detroit.
Vida was the wife of the late Thomas Kilby Jr.
The couple was former residents of Harriman. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Last Monday, the Rev. Henry and Pat Cleveland from Oak Ridge spent Monday afternoon with me.
Henry grew up in Harriman and is the son of the late Rev. Nep and Emma Cleveland.
He has been the pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Knoxville for 36 years. He is retiring from this church.
Phyllis Johnson of Harriman, accompanied by the Roane County News, took a trip to Amish country in Holmes County, Ohio, while visiting with her sister.
The Roane County travelers accompanied Johnson’s sister Jean, nieces Linda, Jane and Vicki, great-niece Chloe and friends Lori, M.J. and Lydia to several shops, and they saw a number of horse-drawn carriages and had lunch prepared by Amish cooks.
Those who enjoy drawing upon their artistic skills as they sketch a face, animal or scene might like “painting” pictures in chalk on a sidewalk.
Registration is open for artists for the 14th annual Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival. This popular event will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 (rain day on Oct. 6) on the sidewalks of the Oak Ridge branch campus of Roane State Community College.
Artists may start their chalk paintings on the afternoon of Oct. 4.