South Cumberland Community Fund Launches Special Places Project!

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Come be a part of celebrating the special places on the Cumberland Plateau. The first in a series of projects will be the creation of a mural, designed by artist Andee Rudloff, and created by people in our community. Your ideas will make the project better.

On August 30, Rudloff will be meeting with the combined Rotary Clubs of Grundy County and Monteagle-Sewanee at mid day, with a meeting for the general public at 6 PM in Roundhouse Park. Please plan on attending the public meeting that night to lend your ideas to the project.

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As part of the celebration of South Cumberland Community Fund’s 10th anniversary SCCF announces the Special Places Project, the first of a series of projects that are meant to support communities’ placemaking efforts. “We envision this as the first of many projects in communities across the Plateau,” noted Bonnie McCardell, chair of the Special Places Project committee.

The 2022 Special Places Project celebrates the entire South Cumberland Plateau in a mural by noted artist Andee Rudloff, who specializes in working with communities and soliciting ideas for how the community tells stories about itself through images. The mural will be unveiled at a community-wide celebration on October 22.

“One of the most important goals for us is involving the entire Plateau community,” said Katie Goforth, SCCF’s director of community development. “Andee’s process for completion of the Special Places project will ensure that our community is involved in both the planning and creation of the mural at Round House Park.”

From August 29-31, Rudloff will be in the area visiting schools and conducting listening sessions on the topic, “What Makes the Plateau Special.” In addition to working with students at several area schools, Rudloff will meet with the combined Rotary clubs of Grundy County and Sewanee-Monteagle on August 30 at 11:30. On that same day, she will hold a listening session for the general public in Old Roundhouse Park in Tracy City, which is where the mural will be installed. That event is co-hosted with the South Cumberland Tourism Board and rain location is Grundy Heritage Center.

From September 22-24, Rudloff will be back on the Plateau to paint the mural, with the help of many hands. Everyone is invited to be part of the mural painting, with the schedule to be announced in September.

The board and staff of SCCF invite all who live on the Plateau to be a part of the special project for a special place.

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August 29-31

  • Community listening sessions with Andee: What Makes the Plateau Special?

  • School visits with students - various times

  • Joint meeting of Sewanee-Monteagle and Grundy Rotary clubs at 11:30 am at Morton Memorial Church in Monteagle - 8/30.

  • Community listening session in Old Roundhouse Park at 6 P.M. on 8/30 (Refreshments provided)

September 22-24

Come be part of the mural painting starting at 9 a.m. on 9/23. Look for details soon.

October 22

Mural to be unveiled

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