A Bristol landmark is getting a much-needed facelift.
Bristol, Tennessee city and school officials gathered on Wednesday to launch a fundraising campaign for the stone castle rejuvenation project.
The stone structure was built in 1936 and is now deteriorating, but it will always have a special meaning to many.
Fortify The Castle committee member Ronan King said, "It is such an icon, such a majestic, beautiful structure and I'm sorry that we let it fall to disrepair."
Committee Co-chair Jim Butcher added, "We can't let our castle crumble; we have to fortify the castle. It means so much to so many people.”
The three-phase project will include new seating, concessions stands, restrooms, and a new synthetic field. The project received its first big donation of $10,000 from First Tennessee Bank, making the project one step closer to the $3.2 million goal.
For more information on how to contribute call 423-989-3766.