Mrs. Nolan has spent countless hours during the summers painting medieval murals throughout the school. She has also created indescribable works of art for the Mountain Education Foundation, an eagle painting on behalf of Nolan Elementary memorializing the Twin Towers' tragedy, as well as art for teachers' instructional needs.
However, Mrs. Nolan's dream has been to have a medieval labyrinth area for Nolan students, to provide an inspirational, reflective and educational setting for students, educators and Nolan families.
Two years ago, a Junior League grant was approved, providing funding for the medieval labyrinth. Local community friends removed the Bermuda grass last summer and recently completed the first phase of the construction. Mrs. Nolan continues working on the labyrinth, with plans for it to be completed this spring.
Kathie Nolan is dedicating her medieval labyrinth in honor of her mother-in-law, Anne Nolan, who passed away recently. There will be a dogwood tree in the labyrinth in honor of Mrs. Anne Nolan.
A life memorial service will be held for Mrs. Anne Nolan at the Signal Mountain Baptist Church on Monday, January 23 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions towards Mrs. Anne Nolan's medieval labyrinth can be made to Nolan Elementary, with "Medieval Labyrinth" in the memo line.