MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. — An event Saturday, June 15, will help repair a veterans wall in Maynardville. The wall features plaques honoring individual veterans from all branches of the military.
All proceeds and donations from the event will go to the American Legion Post #212 and the VFW Post #8682 to support the wall repair efforts.
The fun starts at 4:00 Saturday. June 15, at Wilson Park behind Union County High School.
Entry fee to the Bike and Car Show is 5-dollars.
A live auction will also raise money for repairs.
Live Contemporary Christian music is free.
4:00 - ForEver Found
5:00 - Heaven Sent
6:00 - Live Auction
6:30 - Dedication to local veterans
7:00 - Kimmy Warren
8:00 - UnSeen Evidence
Commander VFW Post #8682, Arnold Smallin, said, "As veterans, we want to have a portion and a part in the wall because we love the wall, we love Union County, and we appreciate what they are doing for us on the wall."
Tom Berry is a retired construction expert who is volunteering his service to the project. He said the wall needs to be stripped then a new finish added.
"The finish we put on it is 100% acrylic. It's got large mica chips in it. And it's got different colored aggregate in it. And when it gets done it will look like granite," he said.
Repairs should take four to six weeks.
All honorably discharged veterans are eligible for a plaque on the wall. Forms are available at the Union County Courthouse, the VFW, or the American Legion.