They were so excited to deliver their present that they were an hour early.
Mike and MaryEmma Bunch and Betty Holland, members of First Baptist Concord, were all up by 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29. They’d already had their coffee by the time they hitched up the 17-foot-long trailer — the present — and headed to Burchfield School in Oneida.
The pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade school with about 700 students had been needing the trailer for years: members of the band and football team had been cramming equipment into individual cars when they traveled to band competitions or away games.
Farragut’s Kornegay,Turkey Creek club fight 30 Years’ War in miniature form
Jerry Kornegay frantically motioned for his Polish unit to run. They disappeared one by one into the dark cover of Germany’s Black Forest. They burst into the German camp. They attacked, thrusting German soldiers through with their swords. The year was 1630. Kornegay was 12 years into the 30 Years’ War.
Kornegay’s Polish unit is Protestant and they’re constantly fighting the German Catholics, even though the 30 Years’ War was over centuries ago.
Kornegay, a Farragut resident, moved his men — half-inch figures — on a tabletop at Hobby Town in Turkey Creek on Saturday, Sept. 2. With the retired Air Force major were the commanders of the Swedes, the French, the Spanish, the Austrians, the Russians and the Ottoman Turks, otherwise known as members of the Historic Gaming Society of Knoxville.