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Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage Annual Dinner on May 23

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 8:00 am



Tennessee History will be the theme for the Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage Spring Dinner.

Bill Carey, who started the non-profit organization Tennessee History for Kids, will be the guest speaker May 23 at the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall.

Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage promotes tourism in the counties of Bedford, Coffee, Marshall, Moore, Lincoln, Franklin as well as Mont Eagle Mountain with the themes “The Backroad is the Best Road” and “Memories That Will Last a Lifetime.”

Carey is a native of Huntsville, Ala., who moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University.  He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1987-92 and returned to Nashville.

Throughout most of the 1990s, Carey worked for “The Tennessean,” “The Nashville Scene,” and WPLN Radio. He also wrote for “The Nashville Post,” an Internet news service he co-founded.

Carey also found time to write a popular book on Nashville, “Fortunes, Fiddles and Fried Chicken: A Nashville Business History.”

His Tennessee History for Kids organization helps public school teachers in presenting Tennessee history, United States History along with basic social studies.

The public is invited to the event. Tickets are $25 per person.

A silent auction will begin at 5:30. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

For more information call 615-613-5627. Please RSVP by May 17.