From the President & Announcements

AACC volunteers have been busy on Buildings and Grounds as we try to stay one step ahead of Mayhem!!!

  • We have new safe and secure porch stair treads by Jim Williams.
  • Carpet tiles in staff office area, delivered from Rome, GA by Jim and Mary Lee Keeler, eliminated a trip hazard.
  • Pat Hurley transformed the up restroom with a new mirror donation, fresh paint and installed the handicap compliant toilet.
  • The decorative sink mirror frame was created and donated by group effort from Polly Bacon and Becky Starnes.
  • PR committee members Willa Reister and Carol Lawhorn orchestrated the addition of Barn Quilt Blocks for the roadside signs.


Thanks to all!!!

Mary Lee Keeler

Annual Meeting: Each year important decisions are made at the annual meeting. These decisions keep the Center growing and prospering. It is also a time to celebrate the Center and its accomplishments. Every member is encouraged to attend the annual meeting!

At the November 9 meeting, your vote is needed for the election of officers and the new board members for the 2019-2021 term and to approve the 2019 proposed budget. Board member nominations from the floor are welcome but require prior consent from the nominee.

Copies of the proposed slate and budget are available at the Center and by email.

We rely on our board members to make well thought out decisions to keep the Center running efficiently. The board meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Friday of each month. If you have a concern or suggestion, feel free to call or email a board member. You may get a board member’s contact information by visiting or calling the Center.

Join us at the annual meeting. If you haven’t already become familiar with how the Center is governed, this is a wonderful opportunity to do so, plus you will meet fellow members and enjoy some delicious refreshments!

The Center is participating in Tennessee Craft Week with the fall porch sale starting October 5.

2018 Tennessee Craft Week Tennessee Craft Week is a collection of craft events and happenings from October 5 – 14 designed to connect and celebrate craft artists, the work they create and the businesses that support them. Tennessee Craft shines a spotlight on the collective impact that Made in Tennessee Craft has on our culture, community, and economy. October is the perfect time for a road trip, and what better way to see Tennessee than to experience our talented artisans and craftsmen? Tennessee Craft presents more than 70 events worth traveling for that will offer craft worth buying. The art of hand-made crafts is a Tennessee legacy that continues to grow each year. As artists create new works across the state, handmade crafts are bringing local communities together and creating a beautiful reason to tour the state. View an interactive map of events across Tennessee:

Chili Supper! There is a sign-up sheet at the sales desk for set-up, clean up, help during the event, food, silent auction, and ticket sales.

A volunteer will call members, but you may also call the Center and have your contribution added to the list. If you can’t volunteer or donate for this event, we still hope to see you there!

Please share the Chili Supper information with your family and friends! Details will be shared in the November newsletter and will be posted on Facebook and the Center’s website.

Volunteers are needed for the Center’s booths at the Museum of Appalachia Heritage Days on November 9 & 10 and at the Foothills Fine Craft Fair for Make It and Take It on November 16, 17, & 18. Sign-up sheets are at the sales desk. For more information on shift times call the Center. Volunteers receive free admission to the event.

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