Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Crafting a legacy: Proffitt quilt donated to Maryville College
Maryville, TN - Though Proffitt's Department Store is now only a retail memory, its founder's legacy will live on in a very tangible way.
Tuesday, representatives from Belk -- the Charlotte, N.C.-based, family-owned retail chain that bought Saks Inc.'s Proffitt's/McRae's division for $622 million in July 2005 -- rededicated the commemorative D.W. Proffitt quilt and presented it to Maryville College as a gift during the college's 10th annual Scholarship Luncheon.
The quilt was originally presented to D.W. Proffitt in 1983 to commemorate the opening of his largest store to date -- the Proffitt's in the newly constructed Foothills Mall in Maryville.