The Dolly Parton look-alike contest Cherry Grove 1978.

  The Dolly Parton look-alike contest Cherry Grove 1978.                             At the Cherry Grove Fair a Dolly Parton look-alike contest is held with all in the community taking part. Dolly Parton  is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist,...

The Invasion. Est. 1976. The 70’s.

  The Invasion. Est. 1976. The 70's.       There can be no telling of the Invasion story without the Homecoming queen. For that is how it begins every year...   The tradition began in 1976 as a local drag queen named Panzi ( aka Thom Hansen) was named...

The Meat Rack Est. 1950’s.

The Meat Rack Est. 1950's.                  Photo by Sean Basil McGiver. The stretch of land between the Pines and Cherry Grove has been called many things including Judy Garland Memorial park. Officially known as the Carrington Tract for on it sits the historic Carrington...

The Ice Palace Cherry Grove Est. 1970

The Ice Palace Cherry Grove Est. 1970 The Cherry Grove hotel complex was built in 1957 after a fire. The restaurant/ club was always part of the plan. The properties all were owned by Jimmy Merry including the Sea Shack, however the Cherry Grove hotel had many lives, but the one that stuck is...