Eldridge honored on birthday
By Kim Swindell Wood | February 29, 2016 12:08 pm
Last Updated: February 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm
Anita Eldridge, a lifetime resident of Sparta who once served as a county commissioner, was honored Saturday on her “21st” birthday. (She was a leap year baby.) Friends and family gathered at Miss Marenda’s Tea Room, in downtown Sparta, to say happy birthday to a woman who has remained active in her community for many years, serving on various committees. State Representative Kevin Dunlap presented Eldridge with a proclamation signed by Gov. Bill Haslam, as well as a Tennessee flag and a flag of the United States of America, both of which have flown over the state capitol.