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Tanner named Heritage Alliance's new president
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Preserving Warren County heritage for future generations is the goal of Heritage Alliance and its new president.

“We are preserving the best of our past for the future,” said Krystal Tanner, who was appointed last week by Heritage Alliance Board members. “The future is our children. We need to preserve the past for their benefit.”

Tanner has been a member of the organization for a decade.

“I’ve been with Heritage Alliance, off and on, since 2009. I was in college at Tennessee College of Applied Technology studying business administration. I began assisting in the effort to restore Park Theater and that’s how my interest in Heritage Alliance started. I’ve watched the organization grow throughout the years and I’m delighted to have this opportunity to be president of it.” 

Also appointed were Cody Prince as vice president, Teresa Walker as secretary and Katie Kemezis as treasurer.

Heritage Alliance is a nonprofit organization funded by donations. It established the Heritage Center and Museum on Main Street. Housed there are a wide array of photographs and artifacts that chronicle Warren County’s history. 

“Last year we offered a special exhibit to Dottie West during the fair,” said Tanner. “There was a little girl who came in. She took everything I told her about Dottie West to heart. She even went to see Dottie’s gravesite. She did a report for 4-H about it. Seeing these children develop a passion for the past is what this is all about. We aren’t preserving the past for us. We’re preserving it for children and future generations.” 

Members will be offering a historical exhibit during the fair again this year. Tanner is urging everyone to stop by and check out the past. 

The Heritage Center and Museum is located at 113 E. Main Street.