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Some of the great things about small-town living are the sense of community and the simple, wholesome events that take place. July was a good month for such things, with both the new and the old – a first annual 4th of July celebration as well as a neighborhood car show that has been going on for decades.

First, the 4th of July celebration at the county fairgrounds…it rained pretty heavily but we still had a great turnout. In addition to the car cruise-in, there were antiques and rustic novelties for sale; a little something for everyone.

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Cool cars braving the bad weather:

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And of course, what hometown 4th of July celebration is complete without senators and local kids singing patriotic songs?

Senator Paul Bailey



The week after, Earl and Carol had their annual Fun Run right in their yard. Their car club and other friends all pitch in to grill free hot dogs (800 of them!) and bring lots of dessert for everyone attending.

Earl & Carol

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Lots of people came and ate just about all of the hot dogs, including old friends and the sheriff:

Sheriff Eddie Farris & Co

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Here are some unique hometown rides we enjoyed:


Cookeville Corvettes!

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Particularly interesting was this visual conundrum, 1984 Chevy S-10 and GMC S-15 front ends welded together to make…the Bac2Bac:

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We had to get a shot of Earl’s garage, ‘cuz it’s a good garage:


Hope you enjoyed a glimpse into The Bus’ hometown. Y’all come on and stay awhile if you get the chance.


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