Monday, August 30, 2010

Labor Day Event Planned For Standing Stone Park

Cookeville area residents are being invited to travel to Standing Stone State Park on Saturday, September 4th, for the 10th Annual Night Light Contest. Campers can decorate their campsite with a creative selection of lights and judging begins after dark. There will be prizes given for most original display, but a camping fee is required to participate. For more information, please call (931) 823-6347. Meanwhile, you can also go to Standing Stone on Saturday, September 11, and be a part of the 28th National Rolley Hole Marble Championship. Organizers say this traditional marbles contest draws some of the country’s best players. Standing Stone State Park covers nearly 11,000 acres in Overton County within a triangle formed by highways connecting Livingston, Gainesboro and Celina. The park takes its name from the Standing Stone, an eight-foot tall rock standing upright on a sandstone ledge, which was supposedly used as a boundary line between two separate Indian nations. When the rock fell, the Indians placed a portion of it upon an improvised monument to preserve it. The stone is still preserved in Monterey.