|Published: 11:50 AM, 05/08/2013
||Last updated: 11:50 AM, 05/08/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
TELLICO PLAINS-The welcome wagon in
Tellico Plains has arrived, literally.
The town unveiled a new historic
downtown sign on Friday afternoon in a brief ceremony. The new sign,
funded completely by donors and local businesses, showcases the
town's Wagon Train history.
"The sign is very unique and an
attraction in itself," said Mayor Patrick Hawkins. "It will
definitely make people driving through take a second look at us and
possibly convince them to make a turn into downtown."
Within the panels of the wagon, signs
indicate the variety of businesses in the downtown area. A bear,
designed by "Topiary Joe" Kyte, sits atop the wagon with his eyes
set toward town square.
"The town is very grateful for the
people who were involved in this project," said Hawkins.
Among the guests at the dedication
ceremony were State Rep. John Forgety, County Mayor Tim Yates, 3rd District County Commissioners Bill Shadden, Roger Thomas and Harold
Hawkins, Paul Willson with Citizens National Bank, Doug Warren,
former Tellico Plains Mayors Charles Hall and Sam Stamey, and Tellico
Plains High School's Head Football Coach John Mullinax and the
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