Reverse Raffle Tickets Available

The Sewanee Business Alliance is sponsoring a reverse raffle with the grand prize awarded of up to $10,000. Tickets are $100 each and no more than 500 tickets will be sold. Proceeds benefit the Sewanee Angel Park and the Community Action Committee.
Tickets are available from the Blue Chair Café and Tavern, Locals, Woody’s Bikes, and University Realty and at
The winning ticket will be drawn at this year’s AngelFest on Friday, Sept. 29. AngelFest will feature Louisiana’s LeRoux, a seven-piece band out of Baton Rouge that has been firing up crowds with their Cajun mix of blues, R&B, funk, jazz and rock since 1977. The celebration begins late afternoon with children’s games and vendors. The concert begins at 7 p.m. The reverse raffle drawing will take place during the concert.
Learn more about the Sewanee Business Alliance, Angel Park and Friday Nights in the Park at

Fire on the Mountain Chili Cook Off

It is time to dust off your favorite chili recipes and get ready for the fifth annual Fire on the Mountain Chili Cook off, Car Show and Crafts in Monteagle. This event will be held 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Hannah Pickett Park behind Monteagle City Hall.
Businesses, nonprofits and civic organizations are all encouraged to participate.
Entrants will compete for bragging rights and cash prizes awarded in two different categories: Judged Best Chili and People’s Choice.
All car and chili registration fees go to the Toys for Tots program on the Mountain. There is no fee to have a Craft booth, all you need to fill out an application.
For complete set of rules and craft show entry go to
For more information call (931) 924-5353 or email

Goldenrod Gala Fundraiser

David Haskell, professor of biology at the University of the South and noted author, has been named Honorary Chair of the Friends of South Cumberland’s Goldenrod Gala fundraiser event, set for Saturday, Oct. 21.
The Goldenrod Gala, the first of its kind for the Friends organization, will be a festive evening event in Sewanee, under a ballroom tent overlooking Lost Cove and the newly-dedicated 4,000-acre Sherwood Forest area of the Park. The event will feature a gourmet dinner prepared on-site by Chef Alex Belew; artisan-crafted cocktails and wines; and after-dinner dancing to the South Jackson Street Big Band & Orchestra.
Visit the Gala’s website,, to learn more, and to reserve a table for individuals, family, friends and business associates.

Combined School Calendar 2017-18

The combined school calendar is here! This includes Franklin, Grundy and Marion counties, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, the School of Theology and the University of the South.