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Special Supplement to the Herald-Citizen — Sunday, May 11, 2014

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CityScape’s 19th Annual Taste Of The Town


94.7 The Country Giant/98.5 Kiss FM, Thomas & Jessica Festian, Jerry & Mary Zimmer, Lee Wray, David W. Ledbetter, Atty., First National Bank of Tennessee, First Tennessee Bank, Nelson & Nancy Forrester, Ronnie & JoAnne Martin, Jackie & Nancy Rector, Davis & Lou Ann Watts, Roger & Janice Williams, Tod & Loretta Williams, Rick & Emily Ward, Middle Tennessee Surgical Specialists, Scott A. Copeland, M.D., Brian Gerndt, M.D., Jeff McCarter, M.D., Jeff Moore, M.D., Charles Huddleston, M.D., Premier Diagnostic Imaging, LLC, John & Carrie Limbacher, Daniel & Pam Coonce, Bob & Judy Gunter, Mike & Irene Atwood, Swallows Insurance Agency, The SaltBox Inn, Ed & Suzanne Buck

Saturday, May 17, 2014 7- 9:30 p.m.

At The Saltbox Inn Home Of Ed And Suzanne Buck 537 Hutcheson Road


Averitt Express, Derek & Diana Baranowski, Andrea V. Burckhard, New York Life, Collins Mfg. Co., Law Office of Martelia T. Crawford, Donnie & Donna Elkins, Garry & Brenda Floeter, Gaw - Bernhardt Properties, Doug & Sherry Gentry, Hooper-Huddleston & Horner, Brian & Jenny Maffett, Larry & Janice McDonald, Progressive Savings Bank, Algis & Debbee Sidrys, Wayne & Mary Alice Spain, Angelo & Jennette Volpe PATRONS

Abel Gardens, Randy & Debbie Adams, AEI, Britt & Susannah Akers, Joe & Connie Albrecht, Matt & Sarah Allen, American Bank & Trust, David & Rosemary Andrews, Jeff & Shannon Auberson, Bob & Gloria Bell, Kathy Bertram, Bless, Parker & Debra Boles, Marcia Borys, Kevin & Janet Bowling, Gene & Cathy Bressler, Bob & Lisa Brooksbank, Leon & Julie Burns, Nolan & Susie Cantrell, Stephen & Kathie Chapman, Clark & Colleen Childress, Prit & Sharon Chowdhuri, William & Patti Clark, Cookeville-Putnam Co. Chamber/CVB, Steve Copeland, Bobby & Jean Davis, David Draper &, Leslie Sullins, Bryant & LeeAnn Dunaway, Larry & Tracy Epps, FASTSIGNS, Foothills Running Company, Martin & Jane Foutch, Tony & Celeste Gammon, Chad & Anna Gilbert, Nolan & Carol Goolsby, Law Office of Edward M., Graves III, Bo & Joyce Gray, Jason Hicks, Jim & Evon Hicks, Wayne & Susan Hogan, Homes & Land Media, Jim & Barbara Hughes, Martin & Amy Ing, Harold & Willene Jackson, Randy & Melinda Keifer, Terry & Jan Kendall, Paul & Janice Korth, Bob & Sandy Landry, Tom & Tricia Lawrence, Danny & Julie Lee, David & Emily Loy, Bob & Gail Luna, Bob & Cindy Mackie, Jimmy & Shirley Mackie, Peter & Max Magura-, Falcon   Realty, Jack & Donna Matson, Kevin & Ashley McCaleb, Jim & Karla McKinney, Donny & Debi Meadows, Martin & Laura Medley, MMA Creative, Inc., Phil & Kari Oldham, J.D. & Lissa Parks, Mrs. Carl Maxey Phillips, Ottis & Cindy Phillips, Phil & Nancy Pierce, Michael & Stephenie Pippin, Allen & Susan Ray, Bill & Jenny Ray, Mike Reel, Ronnie Reels & Lisa Waters, Regions Bank, Law Office of William F. Roberson, Roland Digital Media, Inc., Sam & Cheryl Sandlin, Saxony Apts./Garry McNabb, Ricky & Shannon Shelton, Clarence & Chrystal Smith, SouthEast Bank, Chuck & Tracy Sparks, George & Kay Starkweather, Adrienne Stone, Roman & Beth Stone, Larry & Margie Thomas, Judy & Rusby Titsworth, Bettye Vaden, Woody & Kari VanStratum, W & O Construction, Winston & Cathy Walden, Eric & Linda Westin, Whitson Funeral Home, Bobby & Deborah Williams, Roy & Diane Williams, Ryan & Abby Williams, Mark Wilson, Wimberly Lawson Wright , Daves & Jones, PLLC, Jim & Julia Woodford, Lee Wray, Jim & Janice Wright, Pete & Nicole Ziegler, 39 West Broad Businesses

Restaurants Blue Coast Burrito     Bull & Thistle     Char     Charity’s Bake Shop & Café     Chartwell’s at TTU     Cosmos Grill     Crawdaddy’s      D’Angelo’s Brick Oven Pizza Fazoli’s Firehouse Subs     Grade-A Catering Great Harvest Bread Co. Mauricio’s    

Olive Garden     Red Lobster     Rib City Seven Senses Smoothie King Spankie’s  The Back Room Bistro The Cooke House WestSide Deli Wooly’s ClubHouse 19th Hole ClubHouse 20 Degrees Frozen Yogurt Lounge

Beverage P roviders Budweiser of Cookeville Coca-Cola Mid-South Distributing, Inc.

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Chris Mabey of Midstate Wine & Spirits Party Source and Rentals

F lowers by Abel Gardens and Gunnels Florist

INVITATION BY WDStone & Associates Special thanks to Stroud’s BBQ, Jan Kendall and Life Church

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Board members for 2014 Taste of the Town event are, seated, from left, Jim Woodford; Toni Evans, director; Lee Wray; and Mark Wilson. In back: David Allen; JoAnne Martin; Jackie Duncan, assistant director; Andrea Burckhard; Gene Bressler; Randy Adams; and Molly Brown. Not pictured: Susie Cantrell, Brian Maffett and Larry Thomas. Ty Kernea | Herald-Citizen

This is CityScape Operation CityScape, officially chartered in 1992, is Cookeville’s Main Street organization, affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Cookeville is one of only 26 Tennessee communities that are certified “Main Street” programs. This downtown revitalization organization began with the collective vision of a small group of people in 1990. These visionaries and community leaders realized that concrete and infrastructure were being upgraded in all areas except in the heart of Cookeville, the historic downtown. With that realization, CityScape was

formed to create partnerships between the public and private sectors in order to revitalize the downtown Cookeville area through design guidelines and grants, economic restructuring, preservation education, marketing events and infrastructure improvements. CityScape is now in its 22nd year and has been a state and nationally recognized Main Street community since 1994. In partnership with the City of Cookeville, the Cookeville-area Chamber of Commerce, the Putnam County Commission and hundreds of individual members and

volunteers, CityScape has completed three phases of Downtown infrastructure Improvement Plan, including new sidewalks, decorative lampposts, upgraded utilities and green spaces. More than 300 trees have been planted and more than 250 lampposts erected to enhance the public’s perception that downtown is a pedestrianfriendly and vibrant place to work, shop and live. As the clearing house for downtown issues, CityScape has provided design and preservation assistance for more than 50 building renovations, helped to establish

centrally-located Dogwood Park and Farmer’s Market, planned and coordinated downtown events such as Fall FunFest and Cream City Crankin,’ and began an annual Christmas ornament sale that features local historic buildings or signs as well as providing grants for downtown façade improvements or awning grants. The economic growth in downtown has seen 100 new businesses, approximately 300 new jobs since CityScape’s establishment in 1992. The future is bright for downtown Cookeville, the heart of our community.

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The Salt Box Inn is a picturesque site for weddings and other special events.

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The barn, left, and The Stables at The Saltbox Inn will be the location of this year’s Taste of the Town.

The barn at Salt Box Inn was originally used when the property was a dairy farm.

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‘The Salt Box’ is back and hosting ‘Taste of the Town’ in a big way By MEGAN tRottER HERALD-CITIZEN Staff

COOKEVILLE — With a chandelier-adorned 63,000 square foot stable, an antique barn and beautiful cabins surrounded by blossoming flowers and perfectly manicured lawns at The Salt Box Inn, it is no wonder that when the community found out that it was the site of the 2014 Taste of the Town event, the tickets sold out quickly. Though it is now owned by Ed and Suzanne Buck who also live on the property, the land originally functioned as a dairy farm that belonged to the Hutcheson family, who later sold it to the John Law family. It started out simple — just the barn and a small white house under some maple trees. In 1973, George and Susan Buchannan, both Tennessee Tech professors, purchased the land and started constructing a larger home on the grounds. “They called it ‘Wednesday Morning’ because every Wednesday morning they would go out and look for old sheds or barns or things to demolish and bring back for supplies to build this house,” Ed said. “So they didn’t go to Lowe’s with a list. They made it from everything they could find.” They didn’t just pull pieces from Tennessee. They found pieces like the wide plank, white heart pine floors in Pennsylvania, and the cedar front door and antique light fixtures in Florida. There is even a whole wall reconstructed from an old barn with the words “Jefferson Island Salt 53 miles” painted on the side. It took three years to complete the 3,500 square foot home, and afterwards the Buchannans dismantled the original white house. In 1984, they sold the property to Harriet Wright, home economics teacher at the Putnam County High School. She decided the Buchannans’ rustic pieced-together home was the perfect setting for a restaurant, and opened The Saltbox Restaurant there, serving lunch, dinner and hosting special events. “A lot of people know it by ‘The Salt Box’ because they ate dinner here in the 80s,” Ed said. In 1987, the restaurant closed and the Villa family pur-

Megan Trotter | Herald-Citizen

Preparing for the 2014 taste of the town are, seated, Suzanne Buck, property owner, left; and toni Evans, CityScape director; and in back, Ed Buck, property owner, and Jackie Duncan, CityScape assistant director.

chased it as a private residence. They stayed in the home until 1991, when Bill and Suzanne Love purchased the property and used it as a small farm. After a divorce and re-marriage, Suzanne and Ed Buck decided to renovate the property into a bed and breakfast in 1997. “When we decided to do this, we asked Harriet if we could still use the (Salt Box) name, because it was her name to

begin with. She was very gracious about it,” Suzanne said. Just opened in October of 2013, the Salt Box Inn features four suites, a swimming pool, patios, and landscaped gardens. It has been used as a destination wedding location, where the bride, groom, and family members can stay on-

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T P ast H osts 1996 — John and Carrie Limbacher 1997 — John and Carrie Limbacher 1998 — Dr. & Mrs. Walter Derryberry 1999 — Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Williams 2000 — Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lowe 2001 — Dr. & Mrs. Bob Bell 2002 — Dr. & Mrs. Chuck Jordan 2003 — Town Centre 2004 — Dr. & Mrs. Bob Bell 2005 — John and Carrie Limbacher 2006 — Walter Derryberry 2007 — Richard and Adrienne Newson 2008 — Parker and Debra Boles 2009 — Jeff and Kathy Callahan 2010 — Greg and Charlotte Suggs 2011 — Richard and Adrienne Newson 2012 — Bettye Vaden 2013 – Dr. & Mrs. Phillip Oldham

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Enjoying the festivities at last year’s event are, from left, Toni Evans, CityScape director; Sarah Evans; and Susie Cantrell, 2013 event board chair.

HOST: ‘The Salt Box’ back in a big way to host ‘Taste’ site, as well as a romantic get- a tremendous idea! They mentioned that they would love to From Page A5 host Taste of the Town as well. away location — and now with We, as CityScape, thought it the recently finished 63,000 would be a perfect fit in having a square foot stable with large slid- spectacular venue for our signaing side doors that open to let ture event as well as letting our guests onto the patio, it’s an community see this wonderful event center as well. It is the per- place. We are excited to introfect location for the 19th annual duce The Salt Box Inn to so Taste of the Town, which event many of our supporters, and I coordinators expect to host 450 think folks are equally excited to guests this year. see it, as we are totally sold out “Suzanne and Ed Buck ap- for Taste of the Town! Many proached me with their idea to thanks to Ed and Suzanne for have an event venue at The Salt their graciousness as host for our Box Inn,” Toni Evans, director of event.” CityScape, said. “I met with For more information about The them and they shared their vision Salt Box Inn, visit www.saltboxwith me — and I thought it was

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From left, David Webb, Jen Webb, Cara Sheets and Trevor Sheets enjoy Taste of the Town 2013 at The Walton House.

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Preserving Historic Downtown Cookeville CityScape strives to revitalize and preserve the Historic Downtown Cookeville business district. Here are a few of the current or completed projects that CityScape has been involved with. Cream City Sign In 2012, CityScape, in partnership with the building owner and Southern Signs, undertook the restoration of the Cream City sign. The iconic sign is located in the historic West Side district across from the Depot. Through donations and the sale of t-shirts, CityScape was able to raise the funding necessary to repair the sign. Masonic Lodge revitalization CityScape has worked with the Masonic Lodge on the Square to revitalize their building. CityScape first secured grant funding for financial needs. The turquoise aluminum siding was removed as well as the original metal awning that had been installed in the 1960s. The back and sides of the building were then painted, and the front of the building resurfaced. Upon completion, the building looks brand new while all of its original integrity was maintained. CityScape was very proud and honored to be part of this process. Historic Lampposts CityScape is working in conjunction with the City of Cookeville, the Cookeville City Council and the Department of Leisure Services to help in any way it can with the Dogwood Park project. CityScape is selling historic lampposts in the new expansion of Dogwood Park. This park is such a wonderful addition to the Square and to the West Side, uniting both areas into one integrated Downtown.

Parking Lot renovation In 2007, CityScape was awarded a $10,000 grant and worked with the city to redo the parking lot behind the row of buildings on the West Side. With this grant money, the surface was re-paved and restriped to make for better traffic flow. Green spaces and trees were added as well

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In 2012, CityScape, in partnership with the building owner and Southern Signs, undertook the restoration of the Cream City sign. The iconic sign is located in the historic West Side district across from the Depot. Through donations and the sale of t-shirts, CityScape was able to raise the funding necessary to repair the sign. Ty Kernea | HeraldCitizen

PRESERVE: CityScape preserving downtown Cookeville

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pleted, CityScape reimburses the building owner 25 percent of the cost, up to Awning/Facade Grants $1,000. Recent recipients have been the CityScape offers Awning/Facade Grants Cookeville Children’s Museum, WestSide to building owners making improvements Deli, Bellena’s, and Jim and Barbara to the exteriors of their buildings. To do Fleming’s building at 39 W. Broad Street. so, fill out an application, and then subAlleyway into Green Space mit that to CityScape’s design committee In 2010, CityScape received a $5,000 for approval. Once approved and comGreen Grant, which was utilized on the

West Side. In conjunction with the City of Cookeville, drainage issues in the alley beside Sweet Sallie’s were repaired. CityScape would love to turn this alleyway into green space as a pocket park once future funding has been secured. West Side Promotions In 2009, CityScape used grant monies

to help pay for banners for the Depot and the Square while also helping the West Side merchants with the cost of producing a brochure promoting their area. Dogwood Pavilion Seating In 2008, CityScape received a $20,000 grant that was used to install tiered seating at the Dogwood Performance Pavilion.

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