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Chamber Leadership Class Discussed the Class Project During History Day

The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce Leadership class stopped in Scotts Hill as part of the History Day tour. Pictured are: Jessica Conley (LPC-MHSP), Buffy Creekmore (Keller Williams Prime Team), Gerrianne Mayfield (New Image Health Food/The Gathering Place), Richard “Red” McCaskill (The People’s Bank), Casey McDaniel (Henderson County Schools), Mariah Moore (Volvo Penta), Brian Muetze (Sunset Valley Farms), Cindy Palmer (TCAT Jackson-Lexington Campus), Simone Taylor (FirstBank), and Tonya Womack (Volvo Penta). Chamber Director Melissa Gilbert. Not pictured: Stephanie Jeanes (Coldwell Banker McKee Realty), Ryne Reynolds (West Tennessee Medical Group), Mitchell Stanfill (Henderson County Cremation Services of Tennessee)
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Article by Steve Corlew-

The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class got a firsthand look at the work that was needed for the class project at Thomas Park, Thursday, July 14, 2022.

The stop was part of the group’s history day tour.  The class is looking to do some upgrades and improvements to the ballfield and basketball court at Thomas Park next to the Montgomery Cultural and Enrichment Center on Montgomery Way in Lexington.

Jessica Conley gave the class a brief history of the school, which is on the National Historic Register of Historic Places.  The school was originally founded in 1923 and organized as Montgomery High School in 1927.  The school was closed in 1967 due to desegregation.

The park was later created by the City of Lexington though a state grant and later was named for former city alderman Ernest Thomas.

The Leadership class plans on upgrading the ballfield, installing a fence near the basketball court, re-painting and…

For complete coverage, see the July 20th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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