Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bluff City, TN event

On Thursday September 24th the OVTA marched in to Bluff City, TN where we were greeted by hundreds of students from Bluff City Middle School. The students had had the morning filled with demonstrations of colonial life and appeared to have learned a great deal.

The OVTA marchers told the story of the campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain to the throngs students. Parts of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail were walked in the process during the day.

One of the highlights was the art contest. Students that participated had their art work judged by the nationally known western artist Richard Luce. There were several categories of art and this was truly a learning event.

Many Thanks to the Bluff City School system for all of their efforts in putting on a great event.

Students preparing to hear the Story.

Thanks to the Coca-Cola Company for their support in this event and many others along this years campaign.Richard Luce judging the students art work.

One of the proud winners of the art contest.

The story of the Campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain being told by members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association.
From here we go to Rocky Mount State Park for a program and more hiking along the Trail.

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