The 120th celebration on Saturday was a great day for Tucker, Georgia!
to recognize the families who so graciously donated the historically significant items that now call Browning Courthouse home.
We thank Theron Chewning and Nan Chewning Brownlee for the donation of their grandfather's (Alf Chewning) personal desk he used to process the mail beginning on June 25, 1892.
Thanks to Tim Timmons for sharing background information on Tucker's history leading up to the time of Alf Chewning's appointment.
We thank Wallace and Ruth Ann Hardy for honoring the Lewis family in donating the over 100-year-old Tucker Congregational Church pew. A little later that morning we learned from Vickie Watkins, our Secretary, reading from the 1900 census records, that Mr. Gray Lewis (Depot Agent in 1919) was Hugh Lewis's father.
We were honored to welcome many of Tucker's civic and business leaders as well as Commissioner to the ceremony.
Needless to say the paparazzi was well represented too - Tucker Times, Up Close and Personal in Tucker, The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and Tucker Patch - those were the ones we knew about!
Thanks to for helping make everything perfect for the occasion! Thanks to for their contribution toward the refreshments! Thanks to members for helping to keep the event running smoothly! Thanks to Dawn Hines and the Master Gardeners of the Butterfly Garden - it was a great day for the butterflies!
Thanks to for their great bluegrass sounds filling the air, the with their BBQ and hotdogs, the folks for bringing their RV to help everyone remember the day with a commemorative tee, tote or puzzle.
Thanks to Joel Williams and Troop 129 for Posting of the Colors Thanks to Charlton Allen leading us in the National Anthem. Thanks also to Frank Russell and Grayson Mays for installing the new doors on Browning Courthouse in time for the event. Thanks to Jim Wilson of . for measuring and ordering the new doors and locksets. Thanks to Pinehill Trophies for the great work on the plaques for each of the donations which are now displayed in the courthouse. Thanks to for the celebration banner - it looks great!
Thanks to our Tucker Historical Society members who gave some time to help where needed! We appreciate our local churches sharing the event with their congregations and the downtown merchants displaying the posters in their storefronts. Thanks to for using their marquee to recognize Tucker's 120th anniversary, that was an unexpected and fun thing to see! Watch for the celebration banner on the side of Browning Courthouse that will remain on display for the rest of the year!
Trying to thank so many people can be a struggle, if we've forgotten anyone, please forgive us and let us know to make any corrections which we will be happy to do! In the world of instant communication via smart phones, many people were texting and inviting their friends to "come on over to Browning Courthouse" so we are thankful for your efforts too!
On behalf of the 2012 Tucker Historical Society board; Harry, Trish, Vickie and Kathy- Happy 120th Tucker!