ts,Culture & Humanities

Dixon Springs Preservation Association

  • Dixon Springs, TN

Mission Statement

The mission of Dixon Springs Preservation Association is to preserve our history, tradition, buildings, and community.

Main Programs

  1. Station Library

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Service Areas

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Tennessee

We are located in the rural town of Dixon Springs. Dixon Springs is located in the Northwestern part of Smith County and lies on the border of Smith, Trousdale, and Macon Counties.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2003

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Ted Beasley

Keywords

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MACON SMITH TROUSDALE literacy after school program library Community development Historic preservation

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EIN

74-3075363

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

otical Societies & Historic Preservation (Ais)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Dixon Springs Preservation Association and its members have been instrumental in preserving and restoring five historic buildings in our small community in the past year. Each building that has been restored had been long abandoned and was rapidly deteriorating. Our work has motivated others to take pride in their community and to get involved with our efforts. Our organization sponsors a Christmas tour of homes. Our tour showcases many of our community’s historic homes and locations. The tour brings many people to our small community who would not have otherwise had the opportunity to experience the history and heritage that is so uniquely Dixon Springs. In the last year, our organization has become more visible because of our hard work. Our work includes such things as placing more than 200 American Flags on the graves of veterans at our local cemetery for Memorial Day and hosting our tour of homes, not to mention all of our work restoring and preserving some of the buildings in our community. Soon, we will be mailing our first bi-annual newsletter to the residents of our community in an effort to keep everyone up to date on what is happening and what our latest projects are. There are literally thousands of people who have a special connection to Dixon Springs who live all over the world. Our hope is to reach out to as many of these people in an effort to keep them connected to their roots. Our group’s primary objective at the moment is to complete renovation work on the historic Peoples Bank building located in the heart of Dixon Springs. We want to use the building as a station library, a place where we can host Saturday afternoon book readings in the fall for children, a museum, and as a community meeting facility. With several active and retired teachers in the area, we also hope to offer tutoring sessions for the youth of the community in an effort to get children interested in their education.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Station Library

Our organization is working to restore the historic Peoples Bank building located in the rural town of Dixon Springs. Once the building is restored, our goal is to utilize the building as a station library for the community. There are approximatley 1,000 residents of this rural community that will have access to our facility. We would like to host Saturday afternoon book readings in the fall for children as well as offer tutoring services at the library for our local students. There are many active and retired teachers in the area that have expressed an interest in helping us with our programs.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$45,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

We are located in the rural town of Dixon Springs. Dixon Springs is located in the Northwestern part of Smith County and lies on the border of Smith, Trousdale, and Macon Counties.

Funding Needs

Because our facility was constructed at the turn of the last century, many updates need to be made to the building before we open it to the public. We need to add a handicap accessible bathroom and we also need to have the walls re-plastered throughout. We need more support from our county’s library system in our effort to have a station library located in Dixon Springs. We could also use more community involvement in our effort to keep our community cleaned up and looking good.

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Operations

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Dixon Springs Preservation Association

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Principal Officer

Ted Beasley

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Our organization does not have an Executive Director."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Ted Beasley

Allstate

Term: Oct 2006 - Oct 2007

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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