Bonnie Millard


Sequoyah Birthplace Museum illustration

Many recognize Sequoyah as the man who invented a writing system for the Cherokee Indians, but during his lifetime, Sequoyah had a mixed reputation. Some thought he practiced witchcraft. Others saw this blacksmith as an artist. Read more



Bonny C. Millard photo

A childhood fascination with wood led Gene Webb to his lifelong vocation. Webb, a Townsend, Tenn. resident, is an award-winning woodcarver, artist, and teacher, who uses hand and power tools as well as a chainsaw. Read more


Lily's Café

Sheena Patrick photo

Miss Lily’s Café isn’t named for a woman but rather for “the lily lady,” as the owner came to be known because of the glorious array of daylilies she raises on her farm. The café’s genesis was a retirement plan that became a family venture. Read more


Festival-goers travel from as far as England and Brazil to enjoy three days of musical diversity, family fun, arts and crafts, and hands-on children’s activities. The Foothills Fall Festival has been named a “Top Ten Event” by USA Today. Read more