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Posted on: March 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Commission Recognizes Carroll Foster for 57 Years of Service

CarrollFoster

Washington County

State of Tennessee

P R O C L A M A T I O N

In Recognition of Carroll Foster of Limestone, Tennessee

WHEREAS, The most recent USDA Census of Agriculture (2017) identified 106,121 acres of Washington

County’s 211,200 acres to be farmland and Carroll Foster still lives on and farms the land on which he was born

on September 23, 1942 to Wilson and Gwen Foster; and

 

WHEREAS, Foster graduated from Washington College Academy in 1960 and, after marrying the former Miss

Judy Hughes in November of 1964, Foster raised his family on the home place and passed on his love for the land

to his daughter, Stephanie Foster Henley, who took on the original home after Foster and his wife built a newer

one on the property where Foster still works his family farm, raising cattle and hay, and has built additional

structures to house his collection of 23 antique tractors, each restored and in perfect condition; and

 

WHEREAS, Foster is a Board Member of the Tri-State Antique Power Association which has the mission of

preserving our agricultural history through the restoration of antique farm equipment, and celebrates its work

and supports local charities by publishing an annual calendar and hosting the Annual Appalachian Antique

Farm Show & Farmer’s Reunion which is scheduled for April 21-24, 2022 for the enjoyment of club members

and open to visitors for the 29th year; and

 

WHEREAS, Foster began working on elections when he was still in high school and continued working as the

Democratic Party-appointed Machine Technician with the Washington County Election Commission when he

was 22, holding that position for 57 years until he retired from the position this year which makes his tenure as

an election employee the longest in Washington County, if not the State of Tennessee; and

 

WHEREAS, Joyfully standing his ground in the longstanding Tennessee divide over truck brands as a lifelong

“Chevrolet Man” and promoter of the “Bow Tie” emblem, Foster spent most of his professional career with

Sherwood Chevrolet where his business card read “Carroll Foster, the Walking Man’s Friend” and he developed a

reputation as an expert who was able to locate the perfect truck for any buyer who came to him; and

 

WHEREAS, Foster remains famous among high school friends for his rendition of “Cabin on the Hill” and

celebrated by his family for his faithful refusal to turn down dessert; now therefore

 

BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, THAT:

 

We do hereby recognize Carroll Foster of Limestone, Tennessee for his longstanding service to the

preservation of Washington County’s rich heritage and the integrity of the voting process.

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