-More than 3,600 volunteers from 80 counties are signed up to participate in Tennessee’s largest tree-planting event, organized by Tennessee Environmental Council.
During the Feb. 27 event, 50K Tree Day, participants will plant 50,000 native trees in one day.
“People in Tennessee love planting trees, and it’s a top priority for our organization as a way to improve our environment, communities and public health,” said John McFadden, CEO of Tennessee Environmental Council.
The Roane County News took a winter break with Barrie Paulson on a Caribbean cruise. The duo stopped at St. Maarten and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on what Paulson said was a family gift. Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue. Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo. You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy travels!
Oliver Springs Historical Society will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 6 in Aubrey’s Restaurant in Oak Ridge.
Tickets to the breakfast are $5 and can be purchased from a member or at the door.
This is one of the Society’s annual fundraising events to help with the continuing restoration of the Abston/Daugherty building. The building will house the Society’s archives and have a theater and meeting/events rooms.
Midway native Abraham Lincoln Holder had a big growing season this year — one that was so big he had to use a ladder to pluck tomatoes off his vines. The plants, which grew to more than 12.5 feet, were purchased in South Harriman and grown in Benton, Tenn. Big Boys, Better Boys and Pink Girls were the varieties he planted, and the secret of his success was one most gardeners use. “I bought some dirt that had Miracle-Gro in it,” he explained, “and I put some on it.”