Information from WYSH Radio
The Coal Creek Miners Museum will host a chili supper and fundraiser on March 29 at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City to raise funds for the remodeling and display construction of the museum’s new home on Main Street. The 6 p.m event will include live entertainment provided by the Coal Creek Old Time String Band and a live auction. The plans for the remodel will also be revealed.
“Coal Creek, the city that is now known as Lake City, has a fascinating story to tell about its coal mining heritage,” said Tim Isbel, chairperson of the Coal Creek Miners Museum. “The miners that lived, worked, and died here left a significant mark on history and it is our goal to make sure that story gets told.”
The Coal Creek Miners Museum has set a goal of $500,000, which will fund the renovations to the former Bank of America building and construct the displays for the historical artifacts.
You can help in any of three ways, a press release said. One, attend the fundraiser on March 29 and enjoy the food and music and fellowship with friends of Coal Creek. The chili dinner is $5 per person, and children under five eat for free.
Two, you can donate items for the auction. If you are willing to donate a gift certificate, a themed gift basket, or merchandise from your business, contact Stephanie Wells by phone at (865) 659-2829 or by email at [email protected].
Three, if you can’t attend the fundraiser and would like to make a monetary donation for the remodeling of the building and the construction of the displays, you can donate online at www.coalminersmuseumtn.com or mail your donation to the Coal Creek Miners Museum at P. O. Box 49, Lake City, TN 37769.
“We feel that the museum will not only preserve the history of Coal Creek but will also serve as the gateway to downtown Lake City, the Coal Creek Motor Discovery Trail, and the Devil’s Triangle, which in turn will be a catalyst for economic growth for the area,” Isbel said.
Main Street Baptist Church is located at 215 Fourth Street in Lake City.
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