December Events With SDMHA Includes Market And Fill The Trunk

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association will have a booth at the Stuart Heights Christmas Market on Sunday from 1:30-6 p.m. This event is to be held indoors at the Stuart Heights Baptist Church in their large lobby/atrium area at 10049 Dayton Pike. It will offer handmade local goods including wood carving, ornaments, bird houses, T-shirts, jewelry and more.  Any purchase is a donation and will go directly to the SDMHA “Investing in Our Future to Save Our Past” capital campaign fund. 

Come by the museum to drop off canned goods and toys for the Soddy-Daisy Food Bank and Fireman's fund during Fill the Trunk. There is a 1946 Ford just waiting to be filled.  Drop-offs may be made anytime during regular hours as this will be self-serve. Stop by to have a picture taken with this beautiful old car and come into the museum to see the Company Store and try a Moon Pie. When enough cans are donated, SDMHA will build a “Community Can Do” sculpture to celebrate the holidays and this community’s generous spirit. 

Follow SDMHA on Facebook or join the newsletter for information about how to get involved in efforts to save the Good Old Days museum.  "Investing in Our Future to Save Our Past" is the Capital Campaign fundraiser that helps us create a permanent location for the museum with the old Soddy Bank building as the preferred home.  Officials are asking for financial support during this campaign.  Every investment, whether large or small will help keep this community’s history alive and thriving for future generations.    

Every monetary donation to the Historical Association is tax deductible due to SDMHA’s 501(c)3 non-profit status.  Donations may also be made in memory of a loved one.  To learn more about funding levels, the free lifetime membership offer, and opportunities for special recognition, please call Steve Smith at 718-0528. To give online, by mail or in person - see soddydaisymuseum.com   And register at AmazonSmile and select Soddy Daisy Montlake Historical Association (search using full name) as the charitable organization of choice and every purchase made through Amazon will provide it with a donation. 

The museum is planning to stay open with regular hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.4 p.m. through Jan 31, except Christmas eve and Christmas. To schedule a time during the week to bring in children, visitors or family, please call ahead or send an email to make arrangements.  The museum offers a great educational outing for school kids and an experience they won't forget, said officials. Contact Bill Shadwick at 320-5630.
  



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December Events With SDMHA Includes Market And Fill The Trunk


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Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association will have a booth at the Stuart Heights Christmas Market on Sunday from 1:30-6 p.m. This event is to be held indoors at the Stuart Heights Baptist ... (click for more)



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