Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


June 21, 2012

Homesteads Homecoming scheduled for July 7

CROSSVILLE — The 2012 Homesteads Homecoming will take place July 7 on the grounds of the Tower Museum at the junction of Hwy. 68 and Hwy. 127 South. Official activities, including election of new board members, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but the grounds will be open all day for attendees to spend time catching up with old friends and neighbors. Barbeque lunches and cold drinks will be available for purchase, and there will be a sale of homemade baked goods. The museum will also be open and visitors may enter free of charge.

The Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association will have a large tent set up on site in case of rain. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. There will be a quilting tent set where anyone wanting to try their hand at quilting is invited to “set a spell” and join in the good fellowship just like at a quilting bee of the good old days. The quilt will be auctioned at this year’s Apple Festival.

Homesteaders are invited to share recollections of growing up on the Homesteads and to be filmed doing so as the CHTA seeks to preserve the history of this unique community for future generations. 

Reunions are scheduled for the Classes of 1950, 1951 and 1952 at the state park. Class members will enjoy a meal on their own in the restaurant at 5 p.m. and the meet downstairs for an evening of fun and fellowship. No reservations are needed to attend.

A get-together for the Class of 1953 is planned, and Oscar Elmore can be contacted by class members for information on time and place.

A 50th anniversary gathering is also planned for the Class of 1962. Information is available from Janie Terry, and she can be reached at xxx-9262 or 484-7044.

While reunion activities are specific to those classes, the homecoming is open to members of the public who are invited to come and learn more about the Homesteads and to meet and talk with members of the Homesteads community. Please contact the Tower Museum at 345-9663 for further information.

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