Ornament fundraiser



From left, Historical Society member Pam Dean, museum committee member Margaret Hudson, and Historical Society member Max Pate hold ornaments which will be similar to those sold during the Blount County Fair.

From left, Historical Society member Pam Dean, museum committee member Margaret Hudson, and Historical Society member Max Pate hold ornaments which will be similar to those sold during the Blount County Fair.

The Blount County Historical Society is hosting their first-ever Christmas ornament series fundraiser for Blount County photographers and painters. This year, ornaments will feature the Horton Mill Covered Bridge.

Those interested are asked to bring their paintings or photos, no smaller than a 5-by- 7 and no larger than an 8-by-10, to the Blount County Memorial Museum and submit their work by the due date, Thursday, Aug. 7.

No official winner will be announced, but pieces of artwork will be chosen to be transformed on to an ornament. They will then be available for purchase during the Blount County Fair in September to benefit the Society.

Blount County Historical Society member Pam Dean says this event will continue next year, and hopefully for the years to come, with other Blount County Covered Bridges and scenic features becoming the focus.