Sunday, June 12, 2011
JUNE'S CRUISIN' IN HARRMAN OFFERS A SPECAIL TRIBUTE TO ONE OF ITS OWN
Again this past Saturday, the 2nd Saturday of the month, "Cruisin' In Harriman" celebrated on Roane Street with classic cars, games, food, music, and dancing, as always. However, this particular Saturday was special. The colleagues of long time Harriman supporter, event worker, and publisher/editor of the "Roane Reader" Sandra Lemons Stout, remembered their beloved friend in a very special way.
Sandra stood with them again, as she has for years, advertising her popcorn and t-shirt sales.
The UPS Store in Midtown made a life size blowup of a photo I took of her one year ago. It made a difference in the mood of the event, without which the occasion would have much more somber and lonely.
Even husband Johnny Stout seemed moved by the photo and sat near it with a bit of a smile on his face. He knows what Harriman, the Princess, and the many events she supported meant to her, and, in a way, she was there.
I have it on good authority that Sandra will make another appearance at the Princess grand opening...coming this fall! She always wanted to be there, and she will!
Again we wish to thank Sandra (and her entire family) for all she did for her community over the years, and mostly for just being our friend.
Also on hand, as the winner does every June, was "Miss Polk Salad"! This year's winner Taylor Lindsay put smiles on everyone's face as she signed autographs, played games, and danced to the music. David Webb, the president of the Tennessee "Polk Salad" Association, was also on hand to present this year's winner.
The Cruisin' event was hosted and emceed by Tommy Hardin, who kept the crowd singing and dancing in the streets. Tommy always keeps events hopping and moving forward, and we were proud to have him on hand.
There are lots of events in Harriman, and in Roane County, so come on out and join us! There's nothing more American than a good ol' fashioned street event in small town USA!