Carroll, Bullock will be featured this month in Sparta Speaker Series

By | June 4, 2018 6:41 am

Sometimes finding something to do is hard, and finding something to do for free is almost impossible.

Sparta has events for those who have children that are not hard to find, for instance, White County Library hosts summer activities. What about those who do not have children or their children are grown? Now Sparta has the Sparta Speaker Series. With a nod to the circuit speakers of the 19th century, experts on the history of White County give speeches on the different attractions of White County. After the success of the series last year, organizers have decided to keep the series moving forward.

In the past, the speeches have covered such topics as tent graves and how Bone Cave came to get its name.

On June 5, Stuart Carroll will talk about how Fall Creek Falls almost became a National Park. On June 12, Marvin Bullock, president of Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce, will speak about the “Gems of White County.”

“There are lots of off-the-beaten-path attractions,” says Bullock. “There will be times that I cover land that extends outside of White County and, in a few cases, there will be businesses that I shed a light on.”

Both of these speeches will be given at 7 p.m., in the second floor courtroom, of the White County Courthouse. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The Sparta Speaker Series has been a popular event in the past, and it is recommended that anyone planning to come should arrive early, as seats tend to fill up fast.

“Here we have events that, anywhere like Nashville or bigger communities, would charge $10 a head,” says Bullock. “Here in Sparta you can get into it for free.”

Anyone with questions about the Sparta Speaker Series events can contact the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce, (931) 836-3552, or Sparta City Hall, (931) 836-3248.

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