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Coal Miners Reunion coming to Rocky Top

The Coal Creek Miners Museum will be hosting a Coal Miners Reunion on April 28, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clinch River Baptist Church in Rocky Top, TN to honor the miners that worked in the Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia coal mines.

“The museum’s purpose is to honor the miners and the impact that they had on our communities and now we want to host an event to bring the miners together to reconnect to each other and honor them for their years of hard work,” said Tim Isbel, Chairperson of the Coal Creek Miners Museum.  “This event is not just for the miners but also for the communities that grew because of coal so everyone is welcome.”

There will be a spaghetti dinner, live music, scrip vendors, a live dessert and gift basket auction, door prizes including $100 cash prizes and t-shirts for sale.  At 6 p.m. there will be a program to honor the hard working men and women who mined coal.  Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the Coal Creek Miners Museum, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., online at www.coalcreekminersmuseum.com or at the door at the event.

In addition, the Coal Creek Miners Museum will be hosting guided tours of the historical sites in Coal Creek and historians will be on hand at the Coal Creek Miners Museum from noon to 3 p.m. to welcome visitors and talk about the historical events that made coal mining in Coal Creek unique.

The guided tours to historical sites include stops at Militia Hill where the militia was stationed during the Coal Creek War, Briceville Community Church and Leach Cemetery where Fraterville Miners’ Circle is located.

The guided tours of the historical sites and admission to the museum are free but reservations for the tour are recommended by calling 865-340-3269.

All proceeds from this event will go to fund the remodel of the second floor at the Coal Creek Miners Museum and museum operations.

For more information, call 865-340-3269 or visit www.coalcreekminersmuseum.com.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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