TOP PHOTO: Food trucks lining both sides of East Central Avenue featured everything from ice cream to a seafood grill.

As promised, Emily Ann Roberts hit the stage at 8pm getting the crowd moving. Roberts grandmother, the late Dorothy “Dot” Dagley Roberts, was born and raised at Grantsboro. Her great uncle Jerry Dagley lives in La Follette.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Hats off to La Follette City Administrator Stan Foust, Mayor Phillip Farmer and everyone with the City, sponsors and beyond who made Saturday’s 125th celebration such a success. WLAF’s Charlie Hutson was there and shares his day and night with us through his photos.

Martha La Follette was presented with a key to the city.
The La Follette High School Four were remembered. Their photos will be hung in the City Council meeting room.
The Tennessee Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
Pyro Shows closed the celebration with a five-minute fireworks show at 10pm.
The Vendor’s Show was in Seargeant Park.
Mayor Phillip Farmer found the ice cream truck. It looks like Charlie and Eddie may be going for it.
Former and current city officials were presented with a plaque.
Dalton Rains, a five-year technician with Pyro Shows wires the finale.
Clarence Lowe points out his big brother’s name on the Tennessee Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. “He went by Earnest, but to us (family), he was Stud,” said Clarence Lowe.
Where My Heart Leads Thrifty Boutique sponsored to Postmark Chalk Art and Scavenger Hunt. The chalk art event was under the drive-thru at Community Trust Bank.
Glen Oaks, the La Follette House, had a steady group of guests all day.
Great American Carnival featured free rides on Saturday afternoon.
The LA Cruizers Car Club’s display was on South Tennessee Avenue.
Ten-year technician Brandon Cox of Pyro Shows loads the final charges.
One of the kids’ favorites.
La Follette was awarded a charter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Lisa Perkins views an old picture of Downtown La Follette.
Around 9pm, the weather began to change as you can see rain falling near the hospital.


One Reply to “WLAF’s Charley Hutson shares memories of La Follette’s 125th celebration”

  1. The festival was wonderful. It had something for everyone. It was very well planned and controlled. Charlie Hutson’s
    photos of days gone by were my favorite.
    This festival reminded me of what a wonderful place LaFollette is and was.
    I am so proud of all those who made the event possible. Thank you for your hard work.

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