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Black House yard, bake, craft sale June 25
The public is invited to visit the historic Black House in downtown June 25 for a day of fun. A yard sale, bake sale and craft sale will be on the grounds, and the home is open for tours from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

In 1825, when Jesse Coffee built one of the first residences in McMinnville, it is unlikely anyone thought it would still be majestically standing today, 181 years later on the corner of West Main and High streets.
A day featuring a yard sale, bake sale, craft sale and nursery stock sale will be held June 25 on the grounds, and sponsored by various businesses and the current Black House board of directors. Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour the historic home and enjoy musical entertainment. Patrick Dressel will perform in the gazebo from 10 a.m. until noon, sharing music from the ‘50s and beyond. Dr. Sam Young will take the stage from 12:30 – 2 p.m.
The home was deeded to the Eagle Club in 1984, with executive director Jeanette Lowery supervising its restoration and maintenance since that time. The Black House derived its name from previous owner Dr. Thomas Black, and is the oldest remaining residence in McMinnville.
Lowery invites everyone to stop by during the hours of 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. to visit the many vendors and enjoy the historic home and grounds.
“We have had many functions here over the years as a way to raise funds to maintain the property,” said Lowery. “This year we decided to change it up a bit and let vendors bring their wares to sell.”
She also pointed out a portion of the funds derived from the day will go toward the forming of an Eagle Fund Scholarship. It will be awarded to a high school senior, with criteria to be determined. 
“This is a way for us to give back to the community and to encourage our youth to excel,” said Lowery. 
Numerous vendors have registered to participate, such as Triple B Nursery, Addie Lee Fults, Virginia Beech, Teresa Rowland, First National Bank, Tamera Dillon, Lynn Foster, Holly Sizemore, Stephanie Dunlap, Odessa Layne, Hickory Creek BBQ, Barbara Dillard and Caring Hearts United. A limited number of 10 x 10 booth spaces are still available for $25. Information can be obtained by calling 931-668-5050 or 931-273-3847.