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Tracy City Landing Pad Dedication

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 9:31 am

tracy city landing padThe Tracy City Landing Pad was formally dedicated on August 20. Tracy City Police Chief Tony Bean thanked everyone for the donations received to help complete the project. Everything for the landing is complete, but electricity will be added later. Chief Bean stated that the cost for adding electricity for lights will be around $800. He said it is not too late to donate. “When I started this project back in May,” said Bean, “I asked God to help me and give me wisdom to not mislead anyone and to trust me with their money and to make the Town of Tracy City, its business owners and citizens, proud of the project. I hope no one ever has to use it, but it’s there, and it’s safe.” Bean went on to say the ribbon cutting was “great, the EVAC helicopter didn’t get to land because of a flight mission, but it was a great turnout.” He was amazed at the outpouring from the community, which raised $5,550. A stone marker will be ordered next week and be placed at the landing pad. A donation of $100 or more will get your name on the marker. Businesses and individuals currently listed at this level include: Tracy City Street Rodders, Grundy Market, Tracy City BP, Hardbody’s Fitness, Ben Lomand Connect, Hoback Storage, Mountain Heritage Preservation, Jim Myers Management, Depot Emporium, Appalachian Women’s Guild, Mike’s Pharmachy, Sequachee Valley Electric, Shelter Insurance, Save-A-Lot, Flury’s Store, Andy Baggenstoss, Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Wilder’s Handgun Permits, Charles Green, Terry Crabtree, Morgan’s Tires, Street’s Auto Parts, Aubrey Hale, Tracy Clinic, Andy Patel, Sequachee Concrete, Memory of Jimmy Campbell, Citizens Tri County Bank, Bruce and Charlotte Creighton, and Tree of Life Homecare. Bean closed the dedication by saying, “I have lived in Grundy County for ten years and worked in Tracy City for four years. If you need something important done, the people here in Grundy County will pull together and get it done, that’s a fact.”