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ABOUT THIS MONTH'S COVER:
“Art has been my passion my entire life, and photography
is my favorite way to express myself. I enjoy capturing
life in it’s most pure and raw moments with my camera.
When I am not taking pictures, you can find me spending
time on the farm with my husband and our three dogs. My
grandparents will be so surprised when they see this cover, and
I know it will mean so much to them.” — Mary Kate Paschall
If spring were a person, I’d bake her
a cake. I am so happy to see my trees,
shrubs and flowers bursting with color.
Occasionally, I ponder the names of
some of those beauties, and as it turns
out, so does John Watkins, our gardening
guru. In this issue, John explains
what mythology had to do with those
scientific names and explains which
gods and goddesses we have to thank.
Along with blooming flowers and
the World’s Biggest Fish Fry, one of my
favorite events of the season is Spring
Gathering at First United Methodist
Church. Martha Campbell offers some
delicious recipes and a little history of
this annual luncheon, bake and plant
sale that has been raising money for
missions for decades.
There are other meaningful causes
in our community, and we feature two
of them in the Arts and Entertainment
and Around Our Town sections. These
pieces highlight what happens when
Easton’s Angels supporters take to the
streets and Doreen Bates takes to her
Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Travis McLeese fills us in
on an exciting online travel tool, the
Tennessee River Valley Geotourism
map guide. This partnership between
TVA and National Geographic helps
tourists explore the communities of
the Tennessee River Valley, including
For another popular destination in
the Valley, hop in the car with The Two
Travelers and head east to Dayton,
Tennessee where they check out the
Scopes Monkey Trial Festival and first
state park in Tennessee.
There’s lots more great reading,
including Golden Anniversaries of the
remarkable Hamlin family, a spotlight
on educator, commissioner and pastor
Kenneth Humphreys, some hilarious
antics from Bill Neese, and two local
history tales that were news to me.
See you at all the Fish Fry festivities
the last week of April!
Editor and Publisher of PARIS! Magazine