Fountain & Bridge Dedication

By: Pat Hunter



Loudon City Historic District - October 3, 2009

On a balmy sunny day with blue skies overhead, Loudon City officials gathered in historic downtown Loudon to dedicate the new fountain and greenway. Loudon officials also  dedicated a plaque in honor of Ray Lovin Memorial Bridge located at Legions Field Park. Ray Lovin served as public works director from October 23, 1961 through March 28, 1986. The event coincided with the Loudon City October 3rd street festival.

Present for the fountain ceremony was Loudon City Mayor Bernie "Inky" Swiney and Council members Lewis Garner, Eugene Lambert, and Lynn Millsaps, a representative from Congressman John Duncan's office and state representative Jimmy Matlock. Mayor Swiney recognized Lenoir City Mayor Matt Brookshire and Loudon City manager Lynn Mills.

Vendors lined the nearby streets selling food, baked goods, stained glass, jewelry and balloons while bands entertained the crowd with a variety of music. The Sheriff's department was also present to do children's finger printing.

Loudon City Fountain.

Russ Newman, county planner

Connie Clark former Circuit Court Clerk.

Lenoir City Mayor Matt Brookshire talks to EDA President Pat Phillips.

Walking trail by Loudon City Firehall/police station.

Ray Lovin Memorial Bridge, Legion Park  



Ray Lovin Memorial Bridge, Loudon City.