Dunlap served on the County Commission from 1960 to 1978 and he was a justice of the peace for Bradley County as well.
His business endeavors included owning and operating Cleveland’s first creamery, producing Sealtest dairy products, and he was the first to deliver dairy products to his local customers door-to-door.
The Harry S. Truman Club is a philanthropic organization which enjoys donating monies to worthy endeavors which seek to make the community a better place. On hand to make the presentation were members Doug Pirkle, Mary Guthrie, widow of the club’s first president Roy Guthrie, Zane Harris, Winston Price, Cindy Logan, Bebo Harris and Mike Callaway, president, and Sally Groom Smith, granddaughter of the late John Dunlap, who was there to represent her grandfather and his legacy in such a worthy cause.
Family Promise is a national organization which strives to reduce homelessness one family at a time, as these families work hard to follow guidelines and set goals to obtain self-sustainability. Susan Birdwell, the board chairman of Cleveland’s newly opened facility, was proud to accept this generous contribution from the Harry S. Truman Club.
Local photographer Jim Price was present and shared his services and compassion for our community, in addition to many Family Promise board members, volunteers and supporters. Many congregations and community social services have joined together to be an integral part of the startup and success of the program.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Family Promise of Bradley County, members would be happy to come and speak with your church, Sunday school class, organization, club or business. Contact the director at 650-4106 or email at director@family promisebradley.org to schedule a presentation.