The Clock is Ticking...
It's a bit hard to believe, but Honor Flight 2021 is less than a month away. For a while, it was far from certain that the flight would become a reality. However, every has worked to make the flight a reality. Plans for a celebratory dinner October 9th have gone well, various favors have been obtained, and a plane full of the County's veterans will depart October 19th for a day in Washington, DC. It will be a busy day.
Credit for this flight belongs to the businesses and people of Blount County. They generously reached into their pockets, even though the pandemic was playing havoc with everyone s lives. We are blessed with ggood-hearted people!
–Amy Rhudy, Curator, BCCM
Blount County, Our Home...
Principal towns and communities in the county are Oneonta (county seat), Allgood, Altoona, Appalachian, Blountsville, Blount Springs, Brooksville, Cleveland, Hayden, Highland Lake, Locust Fork, Pine Mountain, Remlap, Rosa, Sand Mountain, Susan Moore, Snead and Village Springs. And, yes, "poke salat" grows here prolifically, along with kudzu throughtout the southern states.
The principal livelihoods have been agriculture, mining, and timber. Animal life is abundant, with deer, turkey, waterfowl, quail, etc., lately augmented with both western and eastern coyote and armadillos. The county is part of the Warrior River drainage basin, and the Locust Fork tributary of that system offers rafting and canoeing opportunities that match the best in the country. Palisades Park is an 83 acre park featuring picnicking, hiking, rapelling and facilities for seminars and meetings. There are excellent golf courses, Spring Valley Water Beach, and several hunting preserves. Lastly, there are up-to-date medical facilities provided though St. Vincent's Blount, a member of Ascension Health.
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The Blount County Memorial Museum is hosting a dinner for the Veterans who will take part in Honor Flight 2021 on October 18th. Each of the veterans and a guest are invited to attend. The dinner is 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saturday, October 2nd at the Oneonta Worship Center. "Sunday Best" dress is requested for a group photoshoot prior to the dinner.
Invitees are requested to send an RSVP note or to call Amy Rhudy at (205) 625-6905.
2021 Veterans' Day Parade
Entry forms for the 2021 Veterans' Day Parade
are now available. The form allows the submitter to save it to a local PC, as well as to
print the form on a local printer.
Once the form is completed, either mail it to the Museum or drop it off.
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