School School Mountaineer Days

Shook School burned in 1976. The only remaining building of the historic school is the gymnasium.

The Mountaineer Days Festival is coming to Tracy City this Saturday. Started in the late 1960s as “Old Timer’s Day,” the annual fall festival lives on. This year’s event will feature vendors, food, games, live music and an airplane ping pong ball drop.

“Proceeds from the festival go to a fund set up to re-roof the gymnasium of the former Shook School,” Jimmy Williams, former President of the Mountain Heritage Preservation Society, said. “We also hold a Barefoot Boy Auction, and those proceeds go to purchase school supplies for local school children.”