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Rosemark Civic Club

By: William ‘Trip’ Jones III, President

The Rosemark Civic Club met at Richland ARP Church on Thursday, July 19. Topics for the evening included:

1) A sheriff’s forum where Dale Lane, Republican candidate for Shelby Co. Sheriff and Floyd Bonner, Democrat candidate each had 20 minutes to make remarks and answer audience questions. Both men are very well qualified. (Bonner won the election on August 2.)

2) A reminder of 2018 HARE dates: Sept. 29 from 10 am to 4 pm the 2018 Country Fair at Rosemark; December 2 at 5:30 pm lighting of the Rosemark ChristmasTree.

3) Update on Telephone Exchange Museum and Memorial Park. The contract has been awarded to G&R Building Maintenance to install a 2 ton HVAC unit that will help control humidity, etc. once exhibits are set up. This should be complete before the fair and rooms have been cleaned out and are being prepped for exhibits. Patriot Bank has once again stepped up and donated funds for a 35 foot flag pole for the park that will be installed before the fair.

4) Movement of the Bluestar Park items on Highway 14 to the Memorial Park. The marker, picnic table and benches, and bridge were all moved to the park on July 17th. The Welcome to Rosemark sign was moved a few weeks later.

Thank you to the Garden Club of Rosemark for placing these items in our park and in our care. You do not have to live in Rosemark to be a member and attend meetings of the Rosemark Civic Club. The membership fee is nominal and we invite anyone in the surrounding areas to attend. Watch for meeting notices at the Rosemark Historic District Facebook page.

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