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Doe Creek Holds Fourteenth Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, the Fourteenth Annual Doe Creek Day was observed in the Doe Creek Community.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

The Fourteenth Annual Doe Creek Day was on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Although the day was fraught with rain, the attendance was enthusiastic, with great music by the Doe Creek Boys and the Medlin’s, food, and a re-enactment of old-time school days by Wayne Stanfill in the historic log Doe Creek Schoolhouse.

Mr. J. Wayne Stanfill served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event, with Boy Scouts 29 (Pack and Troop) and Troop 119 conducting the presentation of the colors.

After the national anthem and invocation, Mr. Stanfill talked about the history of the event, and various officials gave their greetings. 72nd District State Representative Kirk Haston read a proclamation honoring the Clenney and Medlin families for their contributions to the historic Doe Creek site.

Former Secret Service Agent Ralph Kennedy gave a history of the settlement of the community by the pioneer ancestors of the families buried at Doe Creek, beginning with the Chickasaw Purchase of West Tennessee in 1818. Russell Keeton gave his stirring rendition of the “Old Ragged Flag.”

American Legion Post #243 of Scotts Hill conducted the Thirteen Folds of the American Flag ceremony and Post #77, Lexington, performed the gun salute and Taps.

Huggins Battery Commander James Norman Weaver, from Parkers Crossroads, gave the command to…

For the complete story, see the October 6th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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