A few weeks back, Tom King wrote an emergency responder profile on KPD Patrol Officer Jasmine Reed of Dutch Valley.
The only one I knew is at the edge of Sharps Ridge, paralleling I-640. Googling ensued.
I discovered the real Dutch Valley community of Anderson County and its Facebook page Dutch Valley, TN. For some reason, an admin let me join. I love this page and community – so much so that I want to move there.
Here’s a one-week sampling of recent posts:
Could you do a two-layer carrot cake?
Response: $20. Pick up Oliver Springs or can deliver. All baked goods from scratch.
Does anyone know who owns the open field across from Hoskins Lane on Sulphur Springs?
Response: ♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦. He will not sale.
I’m not interested in purchasing. I wanted permission to take pictures of my baby next to a hay bale. Didn’t want to go on his land without permission.
Response: He wouldn’t care.
Owner: No problem.
Come on down to fox’s diner in lake city for today special grilled pork chops with your choice of sides homemade chicken noodle soup with your choice of side. We also have our chicken wings.
This seems to be a daily post with different specials. Another read: Come on down to fox’s diner in lake city for today special catfish Friday and it’s karaoke night.
I’m looking for a non-profit organization to volunteer some work for … churches, etc. Any suggestions?
Two dozen responses.
To whoever took the clear, square box with shark teeth inside of it from my daddy’s tombstone at Dutch Valley ♦♦♦♦♦♦, would you PLEASE return them! They don’t mean anything to you but they mean A LOT to me and my family
Thirty reactions; 10 responses.
Who does upholstery locally?
Response: Aristocrat in South Clinton; plus two other individuals
I just want everyone in the valley that knowns and loves uncle Billy Joe ♦♦♦♦♦ that he is home and doing better got some things still going on but thank u all for praying for Billy and going to visit him he loves u all keep up the prayers and love thank u all
A ton of neighbors responded including:
That’s great news get well Billy Joe praying for you buddy
Take care and listen to the doctors. Prayers
What a neat place where folks seem to know their neighbors. OK, so I may not move there, but I can at least drive through this weekend and maybe grab lunch at Fox’s Diner.
Sandra Clark is editor/CEO of Knox TN Today Inc.