Photos by Jolanda Jansma

  • Inky Johnson brought his inspirational story of overcoming hardships to Eagleton Middle School.
  • Eagleton Middle School principal Jon Young talks to the class before a presentation by Inky Johnson at the school.
  • Eagleton Middle School student Kiya Johnson gets an autograph from Inky Johnson.
  • Dustin Richardson and Joseph Carter get a chance to talk to Inky Johnson at Eagleton Middle School.
  • Former University of Tennessee football Vol Inky Johnson gives an autograph to Tanner Pedigo at Eagleton Middle School.
  • Gathering for their 80th anniversary celebration of West Chevrolet dealership are Frank Burns, Ken Stalans, Archie Clark, Bruce Cronin, Gene Cable, Charles West, Rick Higginbotham, Steve West, Bob Brooks and Oscar Hobbs.
  • This 1937 two-door Chevrolet sedan owned by Steve West was shined up for folks to admire during the 80th anniversary celebration at West Chevrolet. There were 300,000 of these all-metal sedans sold.
  • Codey Clabough gets an autograph from Inky Johnson while Josh Loudin looks on.
  • Sam Newton gives Maryville College visiting students a taste of the bagpipes as he plays for the Meet Maryville event at the Clayton Center for the Arts.
  • Welcoming high school students to campus for a look around are Maryville College students Shanon Woolfolk, Thomas Sykes, Forrest Clarke, Chase Moore and Wesley Irons.
  • Phil and Julie Julian with the Maryville College parent’s council talk with Dr. Dolph Henry, center, who is vice president for enrollment at the school.
  • Megan Lock and Marie Moore get ready to answer questions from high school students about Maryville College.
  • Casey Rushing and Sammy Hagerich take a break during Meet Maryville at Maryville College.
  • Laura Caldwell, Brittany Neff, Hannah Fry and Becky Davis greet visitors to Maryville College during Meet Maryville.
  • Steven and Stephanie Garrett take part in the Meet Maryville activities.
  • Kelsey Stewart and Molly Shipman take part in Meet Maryville, an event where high school students can come to the college and get an overview.
  • Dr. Tom Bogart talks to those gathered for the Meet Maryville day at Maryville College.
  • This vintage 1955 Chevrolet owned by Steve West was on display for visitors to admire during the 80th anniversary celebration for West Chevrolet. West said this model ushered in the modern era V-8 engine and made Chevrolet one of the most popular brands. This was also the year his father and Jud Murphy went into business together.
  • A 1932 Chevrolet owned by Steve West was on display during West Chevrolet’s 80th anniversary. Only 300 of these vehicles were made. Convertibles were the norm at that time because all-steel vehicles with metal roofs were more expensive, West said.
  • Jim and Barbara Leach stand by the front door of their Townsend home they call Laurelmont.
  • The living room on the main floor of the Leach home features a fireplace of Tennessee stone with a built-in chestnut entertainment center to the right.
  • One of the guest bedrooms features decor representing the couple’s time in Texas.
  • The large kitchen on the main floor has an island that was once a counter in a country store in Kansas.
  • Coming “home” to Tremont at the annual homecoming dinner are Rhonda Clark and David and Deanna Sexton.
  • Vicki and Jerry Roddy decide what their bid will be at the Legacy silent auction.
  • Debbie Claypool, a member of the Tremont Legacy committee, talks with Rebecca and David McNeill.
  • John DiDiego and Patria and Dudley Leath enjoy the barbecue.
  • Jim and Pat Kerns get ready for a good barbecue dinner at the Tremont Homecoming.
  • 6ix Mile Express provided entertainment for the evening. Pictured are Gavin Gregg, Matt Nelson, Will Tate, Garrett Gregg and Thomas Cook.
  • Joel Williams talks with Tremont naturalist Jaimee Phipps.
  • Trevor Kennard talks to the guests of the Tremont Homecoming about his experiences at Tremont.
  • Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont staff members Tosha Martin and Chuck McElroy.
  • Tremont naturalist Gina Lappe helps Elizabeth Estill with one of the activities at the Tremont Legacy barbecue.
  • The staff of Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont staff and members of the Legacy of Tremont committee pose for a photo after the event.
  • Mario and Thomas DiDiego have some fun at the Tremont Legacy barbecue.
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson passes out cupcakes to Debbie Claypool.
  • Having a good time at the Tremont Legacy barbecue are Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson, Jennifer Voorhis and GSMNP deputy superintendent Kevin Fitzgerald.
  • Heather Davis has bug spray ready for Legacy barbecue guests.
  • Guest speaker Dwight McCarter talks to the crowd gathered at the Tremont Legacy barbecue.
  • Marsha and Terry Uselton look over the silent auction items.
  • John and Kathy Wilbanks help out with the barbecue. Kathy was on the Legacy of Tremont planning committee.
  • Artist Suzanne Terrill paints the “friendship bridge” at the dinner. Her painting was then part of the silent auction.
  • Dick Ray talks with Marty and Henry Callaway at the Tremont Homecoming and Dinner on the Grounds. The Callaways were one of the hosts for the evening and Dick is past president of the Tremont Board of Directors.
  • Carl Melton does some pickin' on his homemade instrument at the Townsend Visitors Center for the Townsend Fall Festival.
  • These apple dolls, made by Sallie Swor, illustrate toys from the old days in Appalachian.
  • A quick afternoon shower didn’t stop Yvonne Boone from dancing.
  • Ethel shows off her big mouth for visitors to the Townsend Fall Festival.
  • Bucky St. Stephen entertains the visitors to the Townsend Fall Festival.
  • Karen Kenst demonstrates basket weaving.
  • Annie and Jim Dixon stay dry during the brief rain shower at the Townsend Fall Festival.

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