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Miss Standing Stone Pageant is S. 20  

Miss Standing Stone Beauty Pageant will be held at Burks Elementary School, 300 Crossville St. Applications w/$30. Deadline is extended until day of event. You may mail or submitted to Monterey Library, or the Country Bumpkin No Later than ***Deadline Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014*** Info at:  Facebook/2014 Miss Standing  Stone Beauty Pageant .An application and rules may also be downloaded at www.montereytn.com.

Director: Lisa Elrod  931-544-6773.


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Standing Stone Day planned for Saturday, Oct. 11

  Plans are being made for another exciting Standing Stone Day! The 2014 event is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever.





Standing Stone Day in Monterey. Parade,  Ceremony at the Stone, food, arts and crafts, music, Native American and Civil War cultural/heritage events from Downtown to Whittaker Park.


  Parade starts at 9 a.m. form the I-40 300 Exit on S. Holly St. Parade precedes North and turns East onto Commercial Ave. Finally ending at the Standing Stone, next to the Monterey Branch Library. Prizes will be given for floats.


  Ceremony at the Stone starts at 10 a.m. with the laying of the wreath and tomahawk and music. A Civil War encampment will be at the Standing Stone grounds nest to the Monterey Branch Library. Our spies have told us to expect a surprise  Federal invasion from the East. Not to worry! Our boys in Gray are well prepared.


  At the Monterey Depot Museum, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will have their 65th Anniversary trailer on display. Visitors are welcome to tour the exhibits for free.


  Train excursion tickets are on sale at the Monterey Depot Museum. Once rhea Tennessee Central Railway Museum excursion train arrives from Nashville, rhea 500 or so passengers will deboard. Those wishing to ride a six-mile round trip from the Monterey Depot Museum out to the sand plant and back can purchase tickets at the museum for only $10.


  In Downtown Monterey, several food and craft vendors will be set up. Don’t forget the value you can get at the local stores and restaurants like the Cup & Saucer.


  At Whittaker Park, the Monterey Civitan will be I full swing with food, music and more.

  Come spend the day. More info. as it becomes available at www.MontereyTN.com




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Monterey Christmas Parade is Dec. 6


The Monterey Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Monterey Civitan Club, the Monterey Lions Club, the Monterey Garden Club, the Monterey FCE Club and the Monterey VFW and Auxiliary will be Saturday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. Excitement is already growing. The parade will form on E, Commercial Ave., in front of the Monterey High School construction site, beginning at 5 p.m.

The parade route will proceed west on Commercial Ave.; south on Poplar; east on Depot; 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 Municipal Building immediately following the parade. The theme for the parade is the same as ever: CHRISTMAS. 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 additional information and to register floats, contact Bill Wiggins at 931/839-3350 or 839-7111.

Ready to Celebrate for the Season!

  Located atop the Cumberland Plateau, a quieter spot located between the hustle and bustle of Cookeville and Crossville.

  We're excited to provide some information about some great upcoming events that's coming to our little part of the world and invite you to come on up!


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 Spring on the Mountain will be on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in downtown Monterey. There will be several craft and food vendors in the downtown area mostly around the Monteerey Depot Museum. Just across the railroad tracks, this year, will be a car show at the Farmer's Market. Also, at the Farmers Market, the Monterey Garden Club will host their annual and very popular plant sale from early morning until they run out.

An excursion train will arrive from Nashville sometime near noon. If you want to ride from Nashville, contact the Tennessee Central Railway Museum online at http://www.tcry.org/ If its a short ride you want, the Monterey Depot Historical Society is selling tickets for $10 each to ride from the museum out to the sand plant and back. Entertainment is being planned for the event.

After a hard, cold winter, y'all come on up to the mountain and help us kick off the spring season.

For craft and food vendors, click on the appropriate link for an application for and more details.



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