Huntingdon Bicentennial celebration continues Saturday with events

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PRACTICING – From left, Attorneys Steve West and Matt Maddox, Judge John Everett Williams and Judge Larry Logan practice for their parts in “The Big Bad Wolf vs. The Three Little Pigs. Saturday at 4 p.m. in the courthouse.

There will be a special event on Saturday concerning Huntingdon’s Bicentennial celebration.

As part of the year-long Huntingdon Bicentennial Celebration, downtown businesses have joined together to present a very special community event titled Our Businesses Past and Present. The festivities will take place from 4-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to the Court Square to enjoy a self-guided walking tour or a bus tour highlighting Huntingdon’s historic downtown buildings and businesses.

A mock trial entitled “The Big Bad Wolf v. The Three Little Pigs,” enacted by local attorneys, will take place inside the Carroll County Courthouse at 4:00 p.m. with limited general seating. Food trucks will be open at that time, including The Farmer’s Perk and Hometown Hangout, as well as favorite local establishments.

 Participants in the Big Bad Wolf vs. The Three Little Pigs trial: Judge: Judge Larry Logan; B.B Wolf: Steve West; Curly Pig: Matt Maddox; Jack Smith: Neil Thompson; Plaintiff’s Counsel:  Judge John Everett Williams; Defendant’s Counsel: Robert Keeton; Jurors: Audience; Bailiff: Kenneth Todd; Clerk: Sarah Bradberry; Little Red Riding Hood: Emory Williams; and Granny: Devon Williams.

Live music from Scattered Grass begins on the Carroll County Courthouse steps at 6:00 p.m. Scattered Grass is a bluegrass group with members scattered across several Tennessee counties, including Carroll, Benton, Decatur, Henderson, and Davidson Counties.  Some members of the group have been playing bluegrass music together since 1985.  Members who will be performing on June 11 are Malcolm Allen, Greg Mann, Alli Mann, Sammy McAdams, “Flash” Gordan Shirley, Justin Reno, and Dana Wyatt.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair and to dress in 1800’s attire. Visit the many local shops and small businesses, enjoy some old-fashioned outdoor games on the beautiful courthouse lawn, and celebrate Huntingdon’s local businesses, past and present.

From 4-8 p.m. The Colonial Tea Room, the oldest brick structure on the Court Square in Huntingdon will be open for tours.  Memorabilia will be displayed such as a part of the wing of the plane that hit the court house, a lunch plate from the early days,  and tea pots, tea sets, china, and furniture from various friends of the Colonial Tea Room.  Step back in time and imagine Ivy Teachout, managing, Ms. Ivy’s Tea Room and then  Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Woods managing the Greyhound Bus Station and The Colonial Tea Room Restaurant.  Following the Mock Trial Performance, the actors will be at the Colonial Tea Room for a meet and greet.

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