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Creighton’s Store Benefit

Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:43 am

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 14 and plan to help save an important piece of Grundy County history. A “Summer Fling” event is taking place at the historical Creighton’s Store in Coalmont and all proceeds go toward restoring and preserving a building that has meant the world to people on this plateau for almost a century. There will be a bake sale, a yard sale, live entertainment, and much more.

Your help is needed to make this special day of fun a success. Donations of baked goods, yard sale items, the makings for fresh grilled hamburger and hot-dog lunches, and cash donations will be sincerely appreciated. Too often, our historical sites are neglected, forgotten, and ultimately lost. Please don’t let this happen to the Creighton Store. 

The historical Creighton’s Store was the oldest business in Coalmont when its doors closed in April of 2012. Sam Creighton’s death was the end of an era. He was the third generation store-keeper following his dad, Robert A. (Bob) Creighton and his grandfather, William (Pappy) Creighton who built the store in the early 1900s. The Creighton family touched so many lives and gave so much to those in need for many generations. The little country store was always much more than a place to buy groceries. For almost one hundred years, it served as a community gathering place, a welcome center for strangers passing through town, and a facility for catching up on current events. It was a place where everyone could enjoy a good laugh and a cold drink as they gathered around the little pot-bellied stove.

Please contact Lyn (Ethlyn) at (931) 592-9360 or 865-696-1344 to make arrangements for getting donations delivered or picked up and don’t miss this opportunity to shop, laugh, eat and be entertained for a good cause. We hope you’ll celebrate the beginning of summer and help save a piece of history at the Creighton Store Yard and Bake Sale on June 14th.