LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Postmark LaFollette is hosting a panel discussion Sat., Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit, Crossroads: Change in Rural America, currently on view and free of charge at the old post office located at 119 S. Tennessee Avenue in LaFollette.

Community members representing public services essential to our ongoing and sustainable County communities, young adults, and youths who have ideas about the future of Campbell County and its needs will be among the panelists.  The discussion will include economic, environmental, and social components that range from energy and public land use to the arts and education – all with a focus on the future needs of Campbell County.

Whitney Kimball Coe, a consultant engaged by Humanities Tennessee will facilitate the panel discussion and Tim Marena, will provide demographic data for Campbell County and speak to trends and indicators that will assist us in identifying special areas of change.

The public is encouraged to attend and to participate in the discussion.  The exhibit is open on Sat., Oct. 12, during the Big Creek ATV Festival. Musical entertainment will be provided at Postmark by Joseph Hensley and Tony Branam before the panel discussion and during a short break in the program.

Video clips from the panel discussion will be included in a Postmark video project slated for completion in early 2020 that will be submitted to the Smithsonian Museum program, Stories: YES. Postmark LaFollette was one of 20 communities across the country to be invited to participate in this Smithsonian project.

The exhibit is made possible by the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street and by Humanities Tennessee. The panelist program, The Future of Campbell County, is made possible through a grant from Humanities Tennessee.

If anyone has any questions contact (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/09/2019-6AM)