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Chronology & Achievements

 

 

1991       Rockwood 2000 was chartered as a non-profit organization


1991       First Rockwood 2000 home tour


1991       Cook book fund raiser began


1992       Christmas lights purchased for Rockwood Street and Gateway Avenue


1992       Star on Mount Roosevelt built and installed


1995       Olinger memorial at Campbell High school dedicated


1996       Gateway beautification - planting of trees along Gateway Avenue


1996       Installation of gazebo in Homecoming Park


1997       Veteran’s Memorial Park flag pole dedicated


1998       Memory Lane Paver Project begun in Homecoming Park


1999       Rockwood Clock installed in Homecoming Park


1999       Rockwood 2000 receives first $4,000 state grant for the 1936 Patrol Station restoration and the deed to the property


2000       Annual city employee “Thank you” picnic begun


2001       Grant application and paperwork initiated for 1936 Patrol Station restoration


2001       Period lighting installed in Homecoming Park


2002       Civil War reenactments during the Home Tour begun


2003       1936 Patrol Station restoration begun


2004       Rockwood 2000 holds Retreat to develop a Five Year Plan


2004       Grounds of 1936 Patrol Station planted


2005       “Martha’s Fountain” installed and dedicated in Homecoming Park


2005       1936 Patrol Station complete and museum opens with dedication by State Safety Commissioner


2005       First $500 college scholarship awarded to winner of Miss Fall Festival beauty pageant


2005       Evergreen trees added to Patrol Station complex


2006       Standing committee formed for greater focus on Beautification


2006       Historic Post Office grounds planted by Beautification Committee


2006       Historic Post Office refurbishment celebrated with an open house


2007       Verges in front of Gateway Super Market planted by Beautification Committee


2008       Rockwood Library grounds planted by Beautification Committee


2009       Mystery Play fund raiser


2009       Flag Day celebration/Kidney Foundation fund raiser for Beverly Stroh


2009       Planting of Homecoming Park begun by Beautification Committee


2010       Scholarship program revised and expanded to $1,000 college scholarship for RHS graduating senior
                 and $200 donated for Rockwood Middle School glee club start-up


2010       Rockwood 2000 holds Retreat to develop a Five Year Plan


2010       Two members attend UT grant writing class


2010       Community Center, Veteran’s Clinic, and Dog Pound planted by Beautification Committee.
                 Also, annuals were added to Homecoming Park and 5 trees were planted at City Hall.


2010       First annual lighting of the Rockwood Christmas tree is held in Homecoming Park.


2010       Standing committee formed for greater focus on Historic Preservation


2011       1954 Patrol Station accepted on the National Register


2011       Plaid Party fund raiser


2011       Historic Committee starts conducting taped interviews of long-time Rockwood Residents
                and forms partnership with Channel 15 and Roane State College


2011       Beautification Committee purchased and planted 15 planters on Rockwood Street bridge
                and planted 12 additional verges on Gateway Avenue


2011       Sponsored Ridge View Elementary 5th Grade field trip to the State Capital in Nashville with $500 donation


2011       Donation of $700 to Rockwood Middle School Glee Club for purchase of keyboard and sheet music


2011       Rockwood 2000 recognized by Delta Kappa Gamma International Society with a Community Education Award


2011       Rockwood 2000 sponsors a “Meet the Candidates” forum prior to the city election


2011       Rockwood 2000 donated two Sanborn Maps to the City of Rockwood


2012       Rockwood 2000 supports the Roane County GED Program with a $250 donation


2012       Rockwood 2000 supported the Imagination Library with a donation


2012       Rockwood 2000 again sponsors a "Meet the Candidates" forum prior to the primary elections