5th annual Southern Ladies Coffee honors 5 Dickson County residents Saturday at museum

Five honorees and the honorary chairman will be recognized Saturday at the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum’s 5th annual Southern Ladies Coffee. The event will be 10 am-noon Saturday at the museum and in Holland Park, weather permitting. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members and there is free valet parking. The honorary chairman for this year’s coffee is Mary Gene Field, a retired educator who started her own kindergarten in her home before becoming a teacher and serving as principal of Oakmont Elementary School. The five honorees represent Dickson County residents who exemplify true Southern hospitality, according to event organizers. Wanda Pendergrass Grissom of Dickson is retired after a career as a guidance counselor in the Dickson County school system. Helen Jones Cathey of White Bluff worked at First American Bank for 13 years and the U.S. Postal Service for 23 years before retiring and now works part-time at Hodges Jewelers. Martha Bullington of Dickson started a chain link fence company with her husband Bill that is still family owned and in 1995 opened the Olive Branch assisted living facility. Alicia Larkins Daniel of Dickson started working in the clerical field after marrying Noah Daniel then went back to school at age 30 and became a librarian at Charlotte Elementary School for 25 years. Eloise Bryant Jones of Charlotte taught mostly business-related classes in the Dickson County school system for 30 years, finishing her career at Dickson County High School. The honorees will have sitting areas inside the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum Saturday to visit with family and friends. Weather permitting, refreshments and coffee will be served in Holland Park. The theme for the 5th annual Southern Ladies Coffee is Spring Splendor. For tickets or more information on Saturday’s event, call the museum at 446-0500.