Help to spread the spirit of the holidays and pick up a tag this week!
Yilmaz School of Dance and Roswell Dance Theatre conduct a great
to provide gifts for the citizens of Coalmont,
Tennessee. Our dance
families generously donate gifts for over 500 individuals. Please
help us by taking a tag and taking part in this great effort.
RED TAGS are posted at the Main Studio and the Annex. Each
tag lists the
wish list items for the individual. The recipients are all
ages and have
needs that include not only things we think of as gift items, but
basic needs. We collect the items in the first week of
December, (4th -
9th), sort and organize the bags, and FILL A COMPLETE 18-wheeler, that
driven to the town to deliver the gifts. We need
pick up a tag at the studio. PLEASE SIGN
THE COALMONT SIGN OUT BOOK at the desk before leaving the studio.
to track the tags that are taken so that all tags are fulfilled.
Coalmont Tennessee ?
The great grandparents of our Artistic Director, Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz,
some of the original settlers of Coalmont, Tennessee. During the coal
decades, Coalmont was a thriving community. Today the Grundy County
has fallen on hard times due to the lack of industry, commerce and
Mrs. Nancy loves the people of Coalmont and believes in giving back to
who have helped her family in the past.
Some additional information
is located in
Grundy County spanning 6 square miles.
It has about 425 homes with a population of 841, and a per capita
$11,800 per the last census. This town was established in 1904 as a
town. They have extremely limited resources. They do not have
theatre, bowling alley, mall or grocery store (only
store). They do have a very small library in their City Hall
building. They are located in southeastern TN taking small
about 25 miles off I24 between Chattanooga (33 miles away) and
to spread the
spirit of the holidays and pick up a tag this week!