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The SecondÂ Annual New River Fall Festival is scheduled for Oct. 5, and it willÂ feature a variety of food and entertainment to help save a historical landmark.Â There will be childrenâ€™s games, a bake sale, indoor flea market, and live music.
â€œWe are raising money to restore the Rosedale School Building because it is part of our history, and we want to preserve this history for our childrenâ€™s future,” saidÂ Karen Sue McKamey, vice president of the New River History and Community Advisory Board.
Last year, the festival attracted more than 1,000 people.
This year’s festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5.
The project to restore the Rosedale School Building includes roof repairs, windows, doors, and remodeling the gym. The organizers are seeking to raise more than $75,000.
For more information about the festival or to become a sponsor or make a donation, contact McKamey at (423) 223-1346 or Karla Patterson at (865) 617-5311.
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