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19th Annual Clinch River Antique Festival has another successful year


The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all who attended the 19th Annual Clinch River Antiques Festival, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, in Historic Downtown Clinton.

The morning started off cold, but the beautiful fall weather increased the number of attendees who joined us on Festival Day. Local businesses and visiting vendors were pleased with their sales.

Please join me in thanking the festival sponsors Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Image360, American Financial Network, Inc.- Elizabeth Powers, ORNL Federal Credit Union, WATE-TV Channel 6 Million Dollar Investment, Rocky Top Dentistry, Drop ‘n Go Dumpster, Y-12 Federal Credit Union, Powell-Clinch Utility District, Ace Hardware, Holley Gamble Funeral Home and RE/MAX Tri-Star Realty.

A special thanks to Clinton City Manager Roger Houck and his department heads for city services provided for the festival.

A special thanks to Clinton Parks & Recreation Director Jason Brown and Clinton Police Chief Vaughn Becker and police Lt. Jim Campbell.

I express my special thanks and appreciation to the Chamber staff, Janet Hawkins, Jared Forgety, Jackie Patton, and Marsha Stapleton.

Their contribution was major.

They spent many hours in the weeks prior to the festival problem solving, coordinating and giving attention to last-minute details, as well as facilitating a shuttle service, sponsors, entertainment, logistics and additional vendor space, plus they were on site Friday and Saturday.

A festival of this magnitude requires a host of volunteers and community support.

The success of this event can be contributed to these dedicated individuals. In addition to their efforts prior to the festival, they volunteered on Friday and Saturday.

Community Support: Thank you to all the local businesses and organizations for their cooperation and support of this event.

Thank you to Hoskins in the Flat for their parking lot; Clinton Baptist Association and Dunkin Donuts- Bluemont Group for the vendors’ hospitality suites; and Meadow View Senior Living for the shuttle van.

A special thanks to the Historic Downtown Clinton Merchants Association for support and promotion of the fall festival and sharing the street on Saturday with a multitude of antique/artisan vendors.

Thank you to Burrville, Clinch River Mercantile, Clinch River Tattoo and Coffee, Fine Things, Granny’s Attic, Historic Clinton Antiques, Historic Downtown Clinton Merchants Association, Joey Smith, Mitchell’s Salon, Shabby Remakes, Spindle Tree, and the Stair Agency for sponsoring the festival t-shirts.

Volunteers: Our special thanks to our Chamber board members: Chair-elect Heather Emert, Amanda Bridges, Jason Leslie, Joey Smith and Kristin Waldschlager; Chamber Ambassadors: Pam Forgety, Jessica Grooms, Lisa Raines-Hopkins, Jane Haney, Alicia Kriebel, Emily Rios, and Taylor Martin; other valuable volunteers: Naomi Asher and Lauren, Brandon Phillips and Julian, Sid Brewer, Andy Wade, Joe Forgety, Laurie Drake, Rachel Forgety, Amanda Hall, Collin Howard, Garrett Hamm, John Marquis, Andy Fendley, Steve Emert, Nicole Mounger, Eric and Stacie Woodard with Dawson, Parker and John, Teresa Grayson, Grace Mead, Nancy Harper, Pam Walker, John and Amber Roberts, Amanda Brackett, Karen Acres, Tony Cox, Peggy Adcock, and Kathy Stansberry.

We hope we have not missed thanking anyone who helped make this Antique Fall Festival such a success. If so, we apologize … and THANK YOU!!!

Rick Meredith,


Anderson County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Board and Staff