Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sgt. York Day Activities Being Planned

A new print of the historic York Grist Mill will be available for the first time at the second annual Sgt. York Day on Saturday in Pall Mall. The limited edition print is of a watercolor by Bill Maffett, a Cookeville businessman and artist. Maffett, who only began painting in recent years, has depicted several of Tennessee’s historic places in his works, including the Cookeville Depot and Downtown Gatlinburg. His painting of the mill was inspired by the plight of the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation to save the original building of York Institute in Jamestown from demolition. Maffett donated 70 unsigned 16x20 prints to the Foundation for sale in its York General Store and donated another 30 signed prints for the foundation to give as appreciation gifts for donors. For more information, visit the website www.sgtyork.org.