A fundraising banquet was held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the VIP Room in the 4-Way Shopping Plaza. While guests dined on a delicious buffet of chicken and beef, architect Barry Rakes discussed plans for the restoration.

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Brothers Reverend Rusty Hatfield and Jerry Hatfield delighted the audience by sharing memories of the Tazewell Train Station and of their father, Major Hatfield, who served as the last station agent.

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Ticket sales for the dinner and the silent auction netted over $4,200.00, which will be used as part of the matching money required for the restoration grant.

We would like to extend our thanks to each of the silent auction donors:

Kathleen Allison, Elizabeth Bennett, Between Friends, Delores Blankenship, Crystals Kut N Edge, Historic Crab Orchard Museum, Sharon Davis, Fisher & Company, Flowing Waters Gift Shop, Jenny’s Closet, Lauren Jones, Irma Mitchell, Dr. Terry Mullins, Susan Reeves, Tammy Smith, The Villa Restaurant, and Your Grate Escape.

Scenes from the evening: