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about Monterey's 125th Birthday nd
Monterey Homeetown Project.
|We're NOT Cookeville!
We ARE the Home of Bee Rock & Standing Stone
Come, Hike & bike our trails;
Or just sit a spell!
Wecome to the start of the Mountains!
The Monterey Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Monterey Civitan Club,
Monterey Lions Club, Monterey Garden Club, Monterey FCE Club, Monterey
Depot Historical Society, and Standing Stone Historical Society will be Saturday,
Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
The parade will form on E. Commercial Ave., in front of the Monterey High
School, beginning at 5 p.m. The parade route will proceed west on Commercial
Ave.; south on Holly; east on Stratton; breaking up near the Monterey Dairy
Queen and Volunteer Energy Cooperative.
Float competition will be judged in five divisions:1. Religious, 2. Private groups,
3. Community Based Clubs, 4. Commercial and 5. Industrial. Cash prizes of
$100, $75 and $50 will be awarded to first, second and third place finishers in
the religious, community based clubs and private groups. Trophies for first,
second and third place will be awarded for entries in the commercial and
industrial divisions. Float sponsors must be clearly visible on the entry to
facilitate judging. Winners will be announced at the Monterey Depot Museum
immediately following the parade. The theme for the parade is the same as ever:
After the parade, stop by the Monterey Depot Museum for a visit from Santa
Claus. Parents, bring your kids and cameras!
Safety and liability issues prohibit the throwing of candy and other treats by
parade participants. Violators will be removed from the parade. Antique car
entries must be 25 years or older, have no loud mufflers or racing engines. Four
and three wheelers are prohibited unless towing a float. City ordinances
pertaining to noise will be strictly enforced by the Monterey Police Department.
For more information, contact the Monterey Depot Museum at 931-839-2111.
|MONTEREY DINNER THEATRE PRESENTS...
BUILT ON STONE
By Dale WELCH
Take a journey into Monterey’s earliest years as the Monterey Dinner Theatre
presents “Built On Stone,” celebrating the Town’ s Quasquicentennial (125 years).
George Hall started with the Nashville & Knoxville Railroad in 1890. He worked on
the section crew for 50 years before retiring. His son, Bill Hall retired with the
railroad, as did other of Hall’s sons. The old-time railroader is played by his
grandson, Ken Hall.
Family legend and lore says that Frances Hammock Swallows was of Cherokee
decent. Portrayed by her defendant, DRUCILLA Ray, listen to her early journey.
J.J. (Jack) Whittaker was the last postmaster of Standing Stone, and the first
postmaster of Monterey, Tennessee. A son of pioneer T.J and Nancy Whittaker,
he was known for his arm wrestling techniques. He is portrayed by descendant and
Monterey Mayor Bill WIGGINS.
Major ROBERT J. Moscript was legend before he laid out the railroad and the
new town., which he named. He helped lay out the Union Pacific Railroad many
years before that. Greg Ray takes on his role in history.
Other early citizens, who made ther way to the new mountain Town will make
there way down the road and into Monterey history.
‘Built On Stone” is to be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m., at the Monterey
Community Cemetery. Tickets are on sale at the Monterey Depot Museum. The
$25 tickets include the play and a turkey and dressing dinner with all the fixings,
prepared by Grade A Catering. For information, call (931)839-2111, or go to www.
Pictured from left, Ken Hall, Drucillala Ray, Bill Wiggins and Greg Ray.
Monterey Dinner Theatre Presents “Built On Stone”
By Dale WELCH