THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Historic Lebanon, a local non-profit, announces its annual “Friends of Historic Lebanon” Dinner on Thursday, May 11, 6:30pm at Venue 142 in the Historic Arcade Building, 142 Public Square, Lebanon, Tennessee.
In celebration of its ten year anniversary, Historic Lebanon invites everyone interested in preserving Lebanon’s unique history and architecture to come enjoy a catered dinner and program by guest speaker, Rick Bell, Cumberland University history professor and City of Lebanon Historian. Kim Parks, Historic Lebanon Executive Director, will also give an update on current projects and future plans.
The Historic Lebanon board of directors encourages all past board members and volunteers to come and celebrate the success of the organization and be recognized for their role in shaping the non-profit.
The night’s program features Rick Bell who delights in reveling seldom discussed historical stories involving Lebanon citizens and places. Bell has been a member of the Cumberland University history faculty since 2001. During that time, he has taught classes on a variety of historical subjects, including his specialty – the American West. In 2015, Rick was appointed Historian for the City of Lebanon, the first person to hold that position. He also serves on the Fiddler’s Grove Executive Committee; the James E. Ward Center Committee; the Empower Me Day Camp Executive Committee and the Historic Lebanon Board of Directors, and, in 2016, Rick became the City Councilor for Ward 6.
“Historic Lebanon has achieved great success towards our mission but we need the continued support of the community”, states Kim Parks, executive director for Historic Lebanon. Participation in our fundraising dinner, enables us to reach more community partners for the preservation and economic revitalization of the Historic Lebanon Square and surrounding neighborhoods, Parks further explained.
The cost is $25 and includes dinner and an annual membership as a Friend of Historic Lebanon.
The organization is especially pleased to offer a Silent Action this year featuring local merchants and products. A sample of the items includes a custom pendant from The Jewelers, a Watermelon Moon Farm Bed and Breakfast stay, and lovely pottery pieces from Lee Marshall. There are many more items generously donated and a complete list and preview of auction items is available at www.historiclebanon.com/?.
Advanced purchase is required and seating is limited. Please make your purchase by Monday, May 8.
Historic Lebanon is a certified Main Street program with the state of Tennessee and the National Main Street Center and a 501c3 non-profit organization. In November of 2016, Historic Lebanon was awarded a Façade Improvement Grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and this past March, they were awarded a Tennessee Main Street Entrepreneur Grant. Both of these awards are the results of multi- year planning and focusing on the mission of a revitalized Historic Public Square area and surrounding neighborhoods. Historic Lebanon uses the 4-point Main Street approach of Design/Historic Preservation, Economic Vitality, Promotion and Organization to achieve their goals.