Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association To Hold Celebration July 2

Friday, July 1, 2022

July 4th is coming very soon with celebrations beginning this Saturday in Soddy-Daisy. This year all of the festivities are at Soddy Lake at the park on Saturday - the car show, ball games, with food vendors and crafters to be found along the walking track. 

"We will have a booth there and the Good Old Days Museum will be open our normal hours 90 a.m.4 p.m. on Saturday. We will have free ice cream and Moon Pies," organizers said. We may even throw in a little RC cola to drink. We hope you will join us this Saturday at the museum."

The museum is located at 11298 Wall St., or at the corner of Wall and Depot Streets. Active members get in free.

"We would like to keep the traditions of small town America alive as closely as possible," organizers said. "As an annual event from 1910 to 1929 – every July 4th, Durham Coal & Iron Company, owners of the Soddy coal mines, would celebrate the holiday by shipping containers of ice cream to be placed on the platform around the Soddy Depot (officially referred to as the Rathburn Depot). The ice cream came in metal containers packed in ice. The ice and metal ice cream container were inside a wooden keg. The wooden keg, ice and metal container would help keep the ice cream cold for as long as possible. This is the only time, once a year, anyone in Soddy could eat as much ice cream as they wanted, and the best part was it was free."
 
Contact Steve Smith at 423-718-0528 if you have questions or you would like to know more about donating to an SDMHA event.



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