Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | April 2, 2014

Tennessee Iris Festival – 2014

Full schedule now available!
This year’s dates are Saturday, April 26 – Saturday, May 3.


SATURDAY, APRIL 26

Citywide Yard Sale  
Chairperson:  Nancy Jarred, 514-8761
Come spend your day exploring hidden treasures and great bargains across the city of Dresden. Bring your friends and enjoy being out and about town when it’s Iris Time in Tennessee! Your $5.00 participation fee may be paid at Dresden City Hall. Checks may be written to Tennessee Iris Festival. The deadline to register is April 22, 2014. Maps are available at Dresden City Hall Friday, April 25, 2014.

Bicycle Rodeo
Chairperson:  Pat Phillips
Bring your bicycle and enjoy riding in a fun filled obstacle course in the Ned Ray McWherter Civic Center parking lot beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Power Wheels in the Park
Chairpersons: Brian & Lori Mathis, 364-2565
Bring your battery powered toy for a fun drag racing and obstacle course experience. Participants may be ages 7 and under. Event will take place in City of Dresden Park at 5:00 p.m. and two Power Wheels will be given away! For more information contact the chairpersons.

Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Chairpersons: Rachel Winstead, 514-5885
Visit arts, crafts, and fine merchandise vendors and shop for souvenirs and gifts at the marketplace at Dresden City Park from 4:00 p.m. to dark. To be a vendor, visit http://www.tennesseeirisfestival.com and fill out an application. The cost of a booth is $25. Tables will be available for your 10’ x 10’ booth space. Set up will begin at 2:00—4:00 p.m.

Tennessee Iris Festival Opening Ceremony
Chairpersons: TN Iris Festival Executive Board, 225-7699
Join us at Dresden City Park at 6:00 p.m. as the 35th celebration begins. This fun night of live entertainment features Leaving Sunday, free food, and a fantastic fireworks show! This is an event your whole family is sure to enjoy! Bring your lawn chair.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

Cemetery Walk                                            
Chairpersons:   Bobby Goode, 364-5391 & Tommy Moore, 364-2915
This event is a favorite of many and sure to be enjoyable to people of all ages. Transportation will be available to those in need of assistance in traveling the course of the cemetery. Sponsors and first tour will begin at 4:30 p.m. Last tour begins at 6:30 p.m. Rain date will be Sunday, May 4, 2014.

MONDAY, APRIL 28

Prayer Breakfast 
Chairperson:  Don McCulley
Begin the week at 7:00 a.m. in fellowship at Dresden Elementary School. A breakfast and program will be provided by Dresden First Baptist Church. Dignitaries, city, county, and state officials will be recognized. Tickets cost $5.00 each and may be purchased at the door of the DES Multipurpose Room immediately before the event. Tickets are available for purchase before April 28, 2014 at Dresden First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, Dresden City Hall and First State Bank in Dresden.

Tasting Party    
Chairperson: Winnie Moore, 364-2077, 234-5641
Come enjoy the fine cooking and popular dishes of the area’s best cooks at Dresden Elks Lodge from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 at the door.


TUESDAY, APRIL 29

Children’s Bingo
Chairperson: Dresden Elementary Principal Mike Laughrey, 364-3401
Bring your children up to 12 years old to Dresden Elementary School from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for a free game of Bingo. Fun prizes will be awarded! Please stay with your children while they play or make plans to pick them up at DES no later than 7:00 p.m.

Iris Festival Fun Bingo              
Chairperson:  Ginger Forrester 514-3726
This is one of the most popular events of the week and offers many opportunities to win. The game itself is suspenseful and exciting, and the fun is topped by the great prizes you may win. Bingo is the place to be! Come to the new location Dresden Middle School Gym from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. to get in on the action. Admission is free. Must be 18 to enter.

Trinity Amusements Carnival 
The carnival will be set up the McWherter Civic Center, Dresden City Park area, Saturday, April 36th through Saturday, May 3, 2014. As always, the carnival promises fun rides and delicious concessions. Dresden Elementary, Middle School and High School students will be visiting the carnival during the Festival week.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

Baking Contest 
Chairperson:   Gail Rogers, 364-5678
Think you’re a good cook? Enter your prize-winning recipe and let the judges decide. There is no cost to enter. Bring your baked dishes to the McWherter Civic Center between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. The judging will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Senior Citizen Luncheon
Chairperson: Gail Rogers, 364-5678
Bring a dish and enjoy a free potluck meal at 12:00 noon at McWherter Civic Center.  Door prizes will also be given.

Pancake Supper
Chairperson: Martha Hopper, John Johnson, and Christina Oliver 364-2212 (First Baptist Church, Dresden)
Come eat delicious pancakes at Dresden First Baptist Family Life Center served by the Men’s Ministry and Women on Mission before the community-wide church service from 5:00—6:45 p.m. Tickets will be $5 each, except for children under the age of 3 which are free, and may be purchased at the door or in advance. All proceeds will be given to Santa’s Helpers. Please contact chairpersons with to purchase advance tickets.

Community Wide Gospel Singing 
Chairperson: Tommy Moore, 364-2915
Enjoy community fellowship at Dresden First Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m. with “dkfjlsjdfl”. Don’t miss this great night of music!


THURSDAY, MAY 1

Iris Festival Golf Tournament  
Chairperson: Dresden Rotary Club, Colin Johnson, 514-0858
Gather your golf buddies and make this 3-man scramble part of your Iris Festival celebration. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and tee off will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Persimmon Hills Golf Course. Advance registration is required. The cost to play is $120 per team. Forms are available at First State Bank in Dresden, BancorpSouth, Dresden City Hall or from any Dresden Rotary member. Cash prizes will be awarded and lunch will be provided free of cost.

Community Health Fair    
Chairperson: Tony Harrison, 973-3755 or 364-5812
Come to the West Side of Court Square in Dresden from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon as local health care providers give free health screenings and resource education.

Fairy Tale Feast
Chairperson: Brittany Robinson, 514-7037 and Betsy McDaniel
Bring your children to visit with their favorite fairytale characters at Dresden Elementary School cafeteria from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Admission to this event is free, and refreshments will be provided.

Quilt & Needlework Show
Chairperson:  Gail Rogers, 364-5678
Whether you enjoy quilting or needlework art forms as a hobby, a trade or simply enjoy viewing the pieces other people have made, you should make a point to come by the McWherter Civic Center between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Advanced registration for entry is required. To register, please take your quilts to the McWherter Civic Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for qualified entry.


FRIDAY, MAY 2

Corner Café                    
Chairperson:   Jan Everett, 364-5293 (home), 364-2419 (church)
Enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by the United Methodist Women at the Dresden First United Methodist Church from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for $8.00.

Tennessee Iris Festival Iris and Horticulture Show
Bring your favorite plants, flowers, and mixed arrangements to Dresden Court House. Entries will be taken from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., and judging will begin at 9:45 a.m. This event is open to public viewing from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Entries and awards must be picked up by 5:00 p.m.

BBQ Cook-off                                    
Chairperson:  Alex Bynum, 819-6002
Returning to the Iris Festival this year is the BBQ Cook-off! Local Cookers will compete for the Best ?Name Categories? Beginning at ?time? in the field next to The Dresden Elks Lodge on Popular Street, look for the tents. Come join the fun. Live entertainment will be provided featuring ?who? Free food will be provided at designated areas until all gone. Advanced registration for cooking teams is required by ?when?. Forms may be picked up at ?where?.

Quilt and Needlework Show  
The show continues from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McWherter Civic Center
See event under Thursday, May 1st for more information.

SATURDAY, MAY 3

5K Race, 2 Mile Walk, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, & .25 Tot Run

Chairperson:  Todd Maxey, 364-6786 or 514-6401 and Dusty Gibson, irun4tn@yahoo.com
The Run, Fun and Tot Runs and Walk will be held right off the Dresden Court Square at the corner of Main Street and Poplar Street in Dresden. The first 75 entries, 5K only, will receive a grab bag. 5K Race is $15.00 in advance (deadline April 15th beginning at 8:00 a.m., 2 mile walk $10.00 beginning at 8:00 a.m., 1 Mile Fun Run, for kids ages 5—12 years will be $10.00 beginning at 7:30 a.m., and 5 and under Tot Run $8.00 immediately following the 5K. For Registration form please visit http://www.tennesseeirisfestival.com. ) or $20.00 on the day of the race


Tennessee Iris Festival Parade 

Chairperson: Penny Gallimore, 364-3131
Find your favorite spot along the parade route to see this year’s entries and our wonderful dignitaries, royalties, and honored guests as they parade through Dresden in celebration of the 34th Annual Tennessee Iris Festival. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. You can find a highlighted map of the parade route on the back cover of this program. Advance registration for entry is required by Thursday, May 2, 2013. Entries forms available at First State Bank, Dresden and at tennesseeirisfestival.com.


Parade Yard Party Competition

The Tennessee Iris Festival Executive Board invites the homes and businesses along the Parade route to make the Parade even more festive by hosting a “Yard Party” during the Parade. If you do not live along the Parade route and want to host a party combine your hosting skills with someone who does for a morning of celebrating this year’s theme, “Bloom Where You Are Planted”. The Mayor’s Choice Award for the best “Parade Yard Party” will be awarded a sign to display in the winning yard and a Festive Gift Basket. For more information please call 225- 7699.


McWherter Luncheon  

Chairperson: Jake Bynum, 364-4005
Gather on Carey Lawn at the home of Governor Ned Ray McWherter to close the festival week and to recognize and thank those who served to make it a success. The program and meal will begin at 12:00 noon. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to Dresden Elementary School. The Iris Festival Luncheon is open to the public. Purchase of tickets is required in advance, and the cost is $10.00 each. Tickets are available at Dresden City Hall and First State Bank in Dresden.


Pet Show      

Chairperson: Chris Mallon, 364-5522
Bring your pets to A to Z Vet Supply, 9876 Highway 22, Dresden at 1:00 p.m. and show off their beauty and talent in a variety of categories. There will be several categories for all of your pets! No entry fee is required.


Tractor Pull    

Chairperson:  Ricky McHaney, 364-6041
Enjoy a classic tractor pull beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Richie & Reggie’s BBQ, Highway 22, Dresden. Competition will cover several categories including: Horse & Drawn (early 1800- 1900), Hit & Miss Engines, Antique Hand Tools, and Oldest Restored Tractor. No hot rods allowed. There is a $20 entry fee per entry/category.


David Johnson Chorus Concert

Chairperson:  Gail Crawford, General Manager, 514-0167
www.davidjohnsonchorus.com and Facebook
The David Johnson Chorus, Recipient of 3 Silver Diplomas at the 2012 World Choir Games, will present “Songs of the Common Man” on the last evening of the Iris Festival. “Sometimes things can be expressed in a song that can’t be talked about out loud.” This is opening comment made by David Johnson, Director of the David Johnson Chorus, in describing the chorus’ concert theme this spring. “I’m calling it ‘Songs of the Common Man,’” Johnson explains. “The songs come from three different eras of social stress in our country: the 1950′s and 60′s; the time of westward movement into the Appalachians by our forefathers; and the time of slavery.” The concert will begin at 7:00 pm at the Dresden Elementary School. Admission for adults will be $10.00; children and students will be admitted free of charge. There will be a reception following.

 

REGISTRATION OF ENTRIES
Advance registration is required for many events.  Obtain entry forms from Forms page.

TICKETS
Tickets for events can be ordered by mail.  Please send a check in the exact amount made out to the Tennessee Iris Festival and a self-addressed stamped envelope to P.O. Box 801 / Dresden, TN / 38225 or contact the event chairperson.

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | April 1, 2014

Getting Fit in Weakley County, Tennessee

While it might not be a well known fact, many Weakley Countians are dedicated to physical fitness and healthy living.
For the year 2013, Weakley County ranked #15 out of Tennessee’s 95 counties in Overall Health Outcomes, and #35 in Overall Health Factors.*

Let’s talk about some resources for getting and maintain physical fitness in Weakley County. We’ll categorize by city or town.


Dresden

Wilson Park and Walking Track
Evergreen Street, Dresden, 38225
Features a 1/3 mile walking track and pavilion picnic area
http://www.cityofdresden.com/parksandrec.html
Parks and Rec Phone: 731.364.3366
Weakley County Office on Aging/Dresden Senior Citizens Center
589 Evergreen Street, Dresden, 38225
Features a fitness room with treadmills, ab lounger, free weights, and more.
http://www.weakleycountytn.gov/officeonaging.html
Phone: 731.364.5678

 

TightnTone Fitness
311 Morrow Street, Dresden, 38225
Features mobile personal training and fitness studio which offers Group Personal Training and Drums Alive classes.
http://tight-n-tonefitness.com/
Phone: 731.819.9220

 

COMING SOON: Dresden Green Rail Trail
To be located southeast of the Farmer’s Market trailhead at Linden Street and will connect to the Festival Park trail head south of Evergreen Street.
To feature a ten-foot wide paved trail, decorative gateway entrances, landscaping, and park benches, bicycle racks and signage.
http://www.cityofdresden.com/
Phone: 731.364.2270

 

Martin

Brian Brown Memorial Greenway – Phase 1
Starting at the intersection of Skyhawk Parkway and University Street and ending near Carter Street
Features a 1.2 mile trail including a scenic bridge over a creek, a wooded area, and periodic benches throughout
Hiker, runner, walker, cyclist, and pet friendly – rules provided in the following link:
http://www.martinparksandrecreation.com/BBMGW.html

 

Harrison Road Complex – Disc Golf Course
139 Harrison Road, Martin, 38237
Features an 18 Hole Disc Golf Course developed to attract a diverse range of players from novice to advanced – it has straight holes and holes with hills and valleys.
http://www.martinparksandrecreation.com/Disc%20Golf%20Course-HRC.html
Phone: 731.587.6784

 

Wellness Center – Volunteer Community Hospital
161 Mount Pelia Road, Martin, 38237
Features an aerobic exercise area, strength training equipment, individualized wellness programs, and an indoor walking/running track
http://www.volunteercommunityhospital.com/volunteer-community-hospital/wellnesscenter.aspx
Phone: 731.588.3490

 

The Sideline of Martin
104 Oxford Street, Martin, 38237
Features a 24/7 accessibility fitness facility, daily group exercise classes, physical health assessments, physical therapy, and more.
http://www.thesideline247.com/
Phone: 731.587.3422

 

CrossFit – Martin
Dustin Laird Drive, Martin, 38237
Features a combination of elements of Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, sprinting, rowing and core conditioning to improve overall flexibility, strength, speed, endurance and agility.
http://www.crossfitmartin.com/
Phone: 731.819.2234

 

Virginia Weldon Park
At the corner of Park and Central Streets near downtown Martin, 38237
Featuring two acres and a sidewalk to walk, play and run
http://www.martinparksandrecreation.com/VW%20Park.html
Phone: 731.587.6784

 

Greenfield 

Big Cypress Tree State Park
295 Big Cypress Road, Greenfield, 38230
Features a 1/3 mile paved walking track that is handicapped accessible
http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/big-cypress-tree
Phone: 731.235.2700

 

Gleason

Huggins Park
150 Dutchess Lane, Gleason, 38229
Features a 1/2 mile walking track
Phone: 731.648.5547

 

Sharon

Sharon Schools Walking Track
Next to Sharon School, Woodlawn Avenue, Sharon, 38255
Featuring 1/4 mile walking track
Phone: 731.456.2122

Go forth and get fit!

 

http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/tennessee/2013/rankings/outcomes/overall

 

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | December 20, 2013

2014 West Tennessee Pageants

USA Beauties Miss Patriotic Pageant – June 28, 2014 – Paris, TN

http://usabeautiesluau.com/Entry1.htm

 

Sunshine Beauties Supreme Beauty Pageant – JULY 20, 2014 – Gleason, TN

http://royaltyproductions.homestead.com/PageantTwo.html

 

August 10, 2014 – Top Model Beauty Pageant & Expo – Huntingdon, TN
(Carroll County Civic Center)

Miss Tennessee Charm Pageants
http://www.misstncharm.com/

 

GemStar Pageant Productions – 2014
July, August, September, October, November, and December

http://www.gwenscreations.com/GemStar.htm

 

Golden Rose Pageantry - West Tennessee

http://www.goldenrosepageantry.com/

 

TuTu Glitz Pageantry – National

http://www.tutuglitzpageants.com/

 

We will update the dates as we get them!  Last update is June 23, 2014.

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | November 6, 2013

2013 Christmas Events for Weakley County, TN

Christmas Calendar for Weakley County, Tennessee

November 9 – Saturday
Christmas Luncheon, Bazaar & Bake Sale
Bazaar & Bake Sale: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Luncheon: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Martin
731.587.2689

November 9-10, Saturday – Sunday
Historic Downtown Martin’s Preview to Christmas
731.587.3126

November 24 – Sunday
Dresden City Hall Christmas Open House
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Downtown Court Square
731.364.2270

November 24 – Sunday
Dresden City Tree Lighting Ceremony
5:00 p.m., Downtown Court Square
731.364.2270

December 5 – Thursday
Martin City Hall Christmas Open House
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Martin City Hall
731.587.3126

December 7 – Saturday
Country Christmas Bazaar
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin
731.587.9777

December 7 – Saturday
C.E. Weldon Public Library Christmas Open House
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
731.587.3148

December 7 – Saturday
Historic Downtown Martin Christmas
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
731.587.3126

December 7 – Saturday
Santa Arrives at Festival Park in Martin
4:00 p.m.
731.364.3126

December 7 – Saturday
City of Martin Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:00 p.m., Festival Park in Martin
731.587.3126

December 7 – Saturday
Santa at Greenfield Banking Company
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
731.235.2207

December 8 – Sunday
First Baptist Church of Greenfield Children’s Christmas Cantata
6:00 p.m.
731.235.3364

December 9 – Monday
Martin Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade
7:00 p.m., University and Lindell Streets in Martin
731.225.0310

December 11 – Wednesday
Christmas Open House for Weakley County Office on Aging/Dresden Senior Center
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
731.364.5678

December 12 – 15, Thursday – Sunday
Santa’s Village at Martin’s Ned McWherter Ag Complex
Thursday – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday - 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday – 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
731.587.6784

December 13 – Friday
First State Bank Open House – Countywide
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dresden: 731.364.3131
Greenfield: 731.235.2690
Martin: 731.587.9561
Sharon: 731.456.2613

December 13 – 15,  Friday – Sunday
“Christmas Shoes” Christmas Program at First Baptist Church Martin
Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
731.587.9555

December 14 – Saturday
Hometown Christmas in Gleason
731.648.5547

December 14 – Saturday
Martin Rotary Club Ham Breakfast
6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
731.587.5841

December 15 – Sunday
First Baptist Church of Greenfield Adult’s Christmas Cantata
6:00 p.m.
731.235.3365

December 17 – Tuesday
Wendell Alexander Real Estate Christmas Open House
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
731.364.5368

December 18 – Wednesday
Regions Bank Christmas Open House in Martin
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
731.587.3131

December 20 – Friday
Bank of Gleason Christmas Open House
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
731.648.5506

December 20 – Friday
Greenfield Banking Company Christmas Open House
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
731.235.2207

December 24 – Tuesday
Christmas Eve Service, First United Methodist Church of Dresden
5:00 p.m.
731.364.2419

December 24 – Tuesday
Christmas Eve Service, First Presbyterian Church of Greenfield
6:30 p.m.
731.235.2259

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | November 1, 2013

Weakley County’s Fall Bucket List – 2013

Ahhhhh, the fall. A chill in the air, scarves appearing on necks, colorful leaves in yards, and the anticipation of the coming holiday season.
Fall in Weakley County is particularly beautiful because of the lovely neighborhoods, roads, and countryside in every part of the county.
Since swimming is out and fun in the sun is limited, we have devised a fun Bucket List for Weakley Countians that won’t break the bank.

1. Take a scenic trail walk. The Brian Brown Memorial Greenway is 1.15 miles that starts at the Highway 431 and Skyhawk Parkway intersection and winds east through an old railroad bed and university farmland toward the city. This times of the year is especially beautiful. Get more info about the greenway here: http://www.martinparksandrecreation.com/BBMGW.html

2. Pumpkin carving and/or painting. Go pick out a pumpkin and then check out fantastic ideas on http://www.pinterest.com !

3. Try out a themed run, such as a Harvest Run or Turkey Trot. This website has the most up-to-date runs, walks, and 5Ks with registration forms and information that we have seen: https://www.facebook.com/WestTennessee5KsHalfMarathonsMarathons
If you aren’t a runner, the events are still a lot of fun to attend, volunteer, or even walk.

4. Ever tried Geocaching? It’s like a scavenger hunt for adults!  A great way to get outside with an objective, take along your kids and it can be a lot of fun and a learning experience. Find out about local geocaching here: http://www.geocaching.com/

5. Why not go to the museum? The newly opened Discovery Park of America is located in Union City, Tennessee, and is a state of the art facility featuring amazing exhibits pertaining to local West Tennessee history. Get ticket prices and more at their website: http://www.discoveryparkofamerica.com/

6. Have a chili cook-off! Have your family, friends, neighbors and/or colleagues make up a pot of soup or chili and have a potluck or chili cook-off contest. It’s fun and any reason to have a good meal and company is a good reason!

7. Camp out in your backyard or at a family/friend’s house! It’s fun, cheap, and doesn’t require too much preparation or expense. Don’t forget the smores!

8. Host a costume party. Try out a themed party, or even have a potluck. It doesn’t have to be Halloween to have a costume party as long as you announce in advance!

9. Go photographing!  Have a picnic and take some creative pictures. Remember that pictures make wonderful gifts!

10. Get a team of friends together and go play a sporting game! Soccer, tennis, football, basketball, baseball – they are all fun when you are playing with your friends. Hit up the Martin Recreational Complex and see if there is a field available.

11. Take a day trip to a small town nearby. Go antiquing, thrift store shopping, or go see a local attraction. A great example is Atwood’s Tennessee Safari Park - http://tennesseesafaripark.com. West Tennessee is rich with niche locales and historical attractions as well.

12. Take a ride on the Cotton Junction! With 102 stops, the Cotton Junction winds through West Tennessee and has no shortage of unique sights and historical landmarks. Start here: http://tntrailsandbyways.com/trail/4/cotton-junction. Hard copy maps are also available at the Department of Finance in Dresden or at the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce in Dresden.

13. Keep up with Family Night Out! Often times, the City of Martin will announce Family Night Out events for citizens. Check what’s going on here: https://www.facebook.com/FamilyNightOut

14. Go see a movie in Martin at the Cine Theatre! Tuesday night is discount night. And always pay with cash! You’ll get a 50 cent discount on every ticket you purchase!

15. Make a holiday wreath using materials in your own yard! Here are 30 beautiful wreaths: http://www.addicted2decorating.com/diy-fall-wreath-roundup.html and here is one for only $5: http://justmisty.com/5-dollar-fall-craft-easy-to-make-fall-wreath-with-a-wire-hanger/

16. Send a letter to an aunt, uncles, cousin, or another relative that you have been meaning to send. Include some pictures and a mix CD of your recent favorite tunes!

17. Check out this website with more great ideas: http://www.goexplorenature.com/2013/09/50-ideas-for-your-fall-outdoor-bucket-list.html

Did we leave anything out? Let us know!
Happy fall, Weakley County, Tennessee!

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | September 13, 2013

2013 Sharon Corn and Music Festival

7th ANNUAL SHARON CORN & MUSIC FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 15 – 21, 2013

Grand Marshal – Gene and Peggy Watlington
Business of the Year – Sharon Flower Shop
Citizens of the Year – Gary and Tracy Eddings
Coach of the Year – Michael and Kristie Hazelwood
Volunteer of the Year – James “Bo” & Gabriel “Gabby” Galey

Sunday, September 15

  • Woodlawn Cemetery Walk
    Contact Donetta Davis 514-6512
  • 1st Annual Harvest Festival 4pm
    Food, Games, Prizes Fun for all ages at Corinth Baptist Church
    Contact Donetta Davis 514-6512

Monday, September 16

  • Rook Tournament-9:30 a.m.
    Located at Sharon Senior Center
    Contact Shirley Chappell at 456-2213
  • Sharon Fire Department Spaghetti Supper-5:00-8:00p.m
    $7.00 Plate/ Children 5 and under eat free
  • Karaoke and Singing – 6:00-8:30p.m.
    Located at Legends
    $25.00 Door Prize – Must Be Present to Win

Tuesday, September 17

  • Quilt Show – 12:00p.m.
    Sharon Senior Center
    Contact April Baker 514-6189
  • Shelton’s Fried Chicken and Fish Buffet
    Special includes coffee/tea and will be from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. for $6.59
  • ADULT BINGO – 7 p.m.
    Located inside the Sharon Fire Station
    $5.00 to play/ Door Prizes – Must Be Present to Win

Wednesday, September 18

  • Farmer’s Breakfast
    5:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
    Sponsored by First State Bank and Gayle’s Snack Shop – by invitation only
  • Ladies’ Ping Pong Tournament – 9:00 a.m.
    Contact: Shirley Chappell at 456-2213, Sharon Senior Center
  • Hamburger/Hotdog Sack Lunch from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Located at Sharon Fire Station for $5.00
  • BBQ Supper 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. located at Sharon Fire Station for $7.00
    All proceeds to Sharon Corn and Music Festival
  • Gospel Singing at 7:00 p.m. located at Sharon Fire Station
    If you would like to participate, contact Donetta Davis 514-6512

Thursday, September 19

  • Health Fair 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Located at Legends.
    Door Prizes – Local health care providers give free health screenings and resource education.
    Contact: William Witherington at 514-4059
  • Peaches and Cream Sweets Contest
    Bring desserts to the Sharon Senior Center by 8:30 a.m.
    The judging will begin at 10:00 a.m.
    Open to public at 11 a.m.
    Sample platters will be sold for carry out
    All proceeds go to Sharon Corn and Music Festival
  • Ham and Bean Supper from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for $7.00
    Located at the Sharon Senior Center
    Dessert Auction at 6:00 p.m.
    Contact: Shirley Chappell at 456-2213
    There will be two $25.00 Door Prizes – Must be present to win
  • Trivia Night 7:00 p.m. (8 PEOPLE MAX. PER TABLE)
    $5.00 Entry Located inside the Sharon Fire Station.
    Two $25.00 Door Prizes
    Must Be Present to win
    MC’s for the night will be Jeff and Marci Floyd

Friday, September 20

  • Men’s Ping Pong Tournament- 8:30 a.m.
    Sharon Senior Center, Contact: Shirley Chappell at 456-2213
  • Horse Shoe Tournament – 1:00 p.m.
    Sharon Senior Center, Contact: Shirley Chappell at 456-2213
  • Sharon Park and Recreation Hamburger/Hotdog Cookout and Drinks – 4:00 p.m.
    Located by Sharon Fire Station
  • Corn Recipe Contest- Entries must be submitted by 5:45 p.m.
    Judging starts 6:00 p.m./ Located inside the Sharon Fire Station
    Forms can be picked up at First State Bank and Sharon Public Library
  • Vocalist Lauren Smithwick 6:00 p.m.
  • Sound Design and Karaoke – Todd Maxey at 7:00 p.m.
    Located downtown on S. Hollis Street/ Put on your “dancing shoes” or just bring your lawn chairs to kick back and enjoy the “sounds”
    Two $50.00 Door Prizes to be given away, must be present to win

Saturday, September 21

  • Food Vendors throughout the day!
  • Craft/Flea Market- 9:00 a.m.
    SHOP ALL DAY – Contact Donetta Davis for more info 514-6512
  • “Washer Pitching” Contest 9:00 a.m. – Register at Sharon Senior Center, Prizes Awarded
  • Progress and Growth Pancake Breakfast-7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
    $5.00 Plate / 5 and under free – Located at the Sharon Fire Station
  • 10th Annual Antique Tractor Show 9:00 a.m
    “In Memory of Joey Frazier” – Located downtown beside Railroad Tracks
    Contact: Deborah Vallee at 514-0865
  • Sharon Park and Recreation Hamburger/Hotdog Cookout – 10:00 a.m.
    Located by Sharon Fire Station
  • Sharon Corn and Music Festival Parade at 11:00 a.m.
    Contact: April Baker-514-6189
  • Live Music with Rock Hill following Parade
  • Elvis Impersonator – 2:00 p.m. on S. Hollis Street
  • Bouncers- Free For Kids – 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
    Located downtown on S. Hollis Street
  • Cake Walk-Following Parade
    Located downtown on S. Hollis Street
  • Pet Show – 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
    Located at the corner of S. Front and Mill St.
    No Registration fee – Contact Kathy 456-2707
    Sponsored by Country Pet Resort and Spa and Debbie Reynolds DVM
  • J’s Place Dinner located at Fire Station $7.00 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    Smothered Pork Chops w/grilled onions and gravy, Green Beans, Corn on the Cob, Fried Biscuits and Drink
  • Free Kids Bingo from 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 5-17/ Located at the Sharon Fire Station
  • Fun Run/5K Run 6:30 p.m.
    Contact Todd Maxey 514-6401
  • Legends Dance with “Legends Band” 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
    Free Admission! Sponsored by First State Bank of Sharon

Come on out and join in the fun!
All parade participation forms can be found at Sharon City Hall or at Tracey’s Place in Sharon.
Contest forns can be found at Sharon City Hall, Sharon First State Bank, and Sharon Public Library or by clicking here: Sharon Corn Festival Contest Forms

Have a great Corn Festival!

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | August 15, 2013

2013 Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin

The 20th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival is here again!!!
Join us for another amazing year of celebrating this community and Tennessee candy, the soybean!

Below is the full line-up of scheduled events for the festival running Thursday, August 29 – Sunday, September 8, 2013.
Come out and celebrate with your community at the one and only Tennessee Soybean Festival in Martin, Tennessee.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Salute to our heroes
Heroes Dinner for Martin Police, TN Highway Patrol, and Fire Department
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Pecan Grove Bed & Breakfast

Friday, August 30, 2013

Tennessee Soybean Festival Biodiesel Tractor/Truck Pull
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Martin Recreation Complex,
Contact: David Littlejohn, 731.225.6969 or http://www.USAPullers.org
Admission: $10, ages 5 & under Free

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Little Miss Soybean Festival Pageant
Location: UT Martin Student Life Center
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Pageant begins at 10:00am
Contact: Hollie Holt 731-587-9845
Registration is required: 2013 Pageant Application: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Pageant%20Registration%20Form.pdf

WOW Wrestling
Location: Festival Park
Time: 7:00pm
Admission $10
ages 5 & under Free
Contact: James Radford 731-281-4068

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beatles Tribute Band: The Return & Fireworks Display
Location: Martin Recreational Complex
Time: 7:00pm
Bring your family, a quilt and picnic basket to enjoy an entertaining evening with The Return followed by a spectacular Fireworks Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Tennessee Soybean Festival.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Weakley County Farming Photo Exhibit: Past to Present
Time: 8:00am-5:30pm
Location: CE Weldon Library
Please submit photographs from years past or present of agriculture nature.
Submit photos by 5:30pm at CE Weldon Library on August 9, 2013.
Sponsored by: Weakley County Historical and Genealogical Society
Contact Mike Rea, 731.587.3953 at mandmrea@frontiernet.net

Bicycle Rodeo
Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.
Events begins at 4 p.m.
Location: University Street & South Lindell (Police Parking Lot)
Sponsored by: Martin Optimist Club and Martin Pilot Club
For more information contact: Steve Vantrease 731-587-5198
Registration Form (PDF Format) http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Bike%20Rodeo.pdf

Soybean Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Weldon Public Library
Sponsors: Weldon Public Library and UTM Leaders in Residence Class
For more information contact: Roberta Peacock, 731-587-3148

9th Annual Soybean Festival Talent Contest
General Information:
8 & under, *9-12 years, *13-21 years; 22 and older
*A Mid-South Fair Preliminary Contest
Time: 5:00 p.m. Junior Competition, 8 & Under, 9-12 years
6:00 p.m. Mid-South Competition, Ages 13-21
Location: Downtown Festival Park
Contact: Linda Ramsey 731-225-7729

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Weakley County Farming Photo Exhibit: Past to Present
Time: 8:00am-5:30pm
Location: CE Weldon Library
Please submit photographs from years past or present of agriculture nature.
Submit photos by 5:30pm at CE Weldon Library on August 9, 2013.
Sponsored by: Weakley County Historical and Genealogical Society
Contact Mike Rea, 731.587.3953 at mandmrea@frontiernet.net

Senior Adult Rook Tournament
Time: 10:00am
Location: Senior Adult Center, North Lindell Street
Sponsored by: Martin Senior Adult Center & Health South Cane Creek
Contact: Debra Edwards 731-587-3900

Mayor’s Kickoff Luncheon
Invitation Only Event
Announcement of Soybean Hall of Fame, Big Bean, Service Awards and Martin Beautiful Awards
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: University Center Ballroom, UT Martin
Sponsored by: Elgin Fasteners, Inc.
Contact: Brad Thompson 731-588-2507

Soybean Festival Midway
Amusement Rides and Games
5 p.m. – Midnight
Downtown Martin

Soybean Festival Parade
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: University Street and Lindell Street
Grand Marshall: David Murphy
Sponsored by: First State Bank
Contact: Jeff Capps/Regina Vickers 731-587-9561
Parade Entry Form: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Soybean%20Parade%20App.pdf

Free concert: Dustin Lynch
Time: 8:00pm – Location: Festival Park

http://www.dustinlynchmusic.com/

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Soybean Festival Prayer Breakfast
Time: 6:45 a.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Rakes, Chancellor University of Tennessee Martin
Sponsored by: Martin Area Ministerial Alliance
For more information contact: Dave Reinhard 731-587-6349

Weakley County Farming Photo Exhibit: Past to Present
Time: 8:00am-5:30pm
Location: CE Weldon Library
Please submit photographs from years past or present of agriculture nature.
Submit photos by 5:30pm at CE Weldon Library on August 9, 2013.
Sponsored by: Weakley County Historical and Genealogical Society
Contact Mike Rea, 731.587.3953 at mandmrea@frontiernet.net

Senior Adult Dominoes
Time: 10:00am
Location: Senior Adult Center, North Lindell Street
Sponsored by: Martin Senior Adult Center
Contact: Debra Edwards 731-587-3900

Art Exhibit & Competition
Time: 10am – 8pm
Location: Arts Co-Op, Lindell Street
Sponsor: Arts Co-Op Gallery
Contact: Edward Norwood 731-332-1877
All Art Entered Will Be On Display!!

The Crossroads Luncheon
A Celebration of Civic Organizations
A Celebration of Philanthropy
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: UTM Student Life Center
Lunch Fee per person: $5
Contact: Steve Vantrease, 731-587-5198
Civic Organizations will be conducting a service project of packaging a food item to donate to local food banks.

Soybean Festival Midway
Amusement Rides and Games
5 p.m. – Midnight
Downtown Martin

Fitness Class Demonstration
Cardio Interval Demonstration/Body Pump Class Sponsored by The Sideline
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location, Lindell and Oxford Street Alley
Contact: josh@thesideline247.com or 731.587.3422

Community Health and Awareness Fair
5:30pm – Downtown – Street Fair
Sponsored by: Lions Club and Weakley County Interagency Council
Contact: Danny Donaldson 731-225-4128
Vendor Booth Registration Form : http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Lions%20Club%20Health%20Fair%20App.pdf

Faith and Community Night
Community Dinner & Service Organization Fair
5:30pm – Downtown
Free Community Dinner – Donations Accepted
Sponsor: Martin Area Ministerial Alliance
& Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council
Contact: Betty Baker – 731-587-6257

Faith and Community Night Free Concert
Opening Act: Lydia Walker
Headliner: The Martins
Time: 6:00pm – Location: Festival Park

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Soybean Festival Farmers’ Breakfast
Time: 6:30am
Location: Tennessee Tractor
Speaker: Bill Johnson
CEO of Farm Credit Mid-America
Sponsored by: Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Weakley County Farm Bureau, Weakley Farmers Co-Op,
Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council, & Tennessee Tractor
Contact: Mike Johnson 731-364-3106

City-Wide Merchant Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtowns Community
For more information contact: Lynette Wagster 731-431-8156

Art Exhibit & Competition
Time: 10am – 8pm
Location: Arts Co-Op, Lindell Street
Sponsor:Arts Co-Op Gallery
Contact: Edward Norwood 731-332-1877
All Art Entered Will Be On Display!!

Soybean Festival Rotary Golf Tournament
Times: 11:00am – Lunch – 12:00pm – Tee Time
Location: Persimmon Hills in Sharon, TN
Entry fee and prizes
Sponsored by: Martin Rotary Club
For more information contact: Blake White 731-587-5373
2013 Rotary Golf Tournament Entry Form: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Soybean%20Golf%20Tournament%20Entry%20Form.pdf

Senior Adult Baking Contest
Time: 10:00am
Location: Senior Adult Center, North Lindell Street Sponsored by: MSAC and VanAyer Manor & Rehab
Contact: Debra Edwards, 731.587.3900

Senior Adult Bingo
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Senior Adult Center, North Lindell Street Sponsored by: Martin Senior Adult Center and Woodmen of the World
Contact: Debra Edwards 731-587-3900

Street Fair and Carnival
Food, Entertainment, Carnival and Craft Vendors
5 p.m. – midnight
Downtown

Cancer Crash Car Bash
Time: 5pm – 10pm
5 Minutes & a T-Shirt for Only $10 or 5 Swings for $1
Proceeds go to Relay for Life
Location: Downtown Martin
Sponsors: Harpers Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, McTee’s, & Jowers Sign Company
Contact: Lynn Harper 731-587-6661

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
5 p.m. – closing
C.E. Weldon Library
For more information contact: Roberta Peacock, 731-587-3148

Free Concert
“UTM Percussion Ensemble”
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Festival Park Stage

Free Concert – UT Martin Student Night Free Concert
Featuring: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Time: 9:00pm – Location: Festival Park
Sponsored by: UT Martin Student Activities Council

Friday, September 6, 2013

School Children’s Street Fair
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Downtown
Sponsored by: Union City Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Lunch Sponsored by: Volunteer Community Hospital

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
9am – closing
C.E. Weldon Library
For more information contact: Roberta Peacock, 731-587-3148

City-Wide Merchant Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtowns Community
For more information contact: Lynette Wagster 731-431-8156

Art Exhibit & Competition
Time: 10am – 8pm
Location: Arts Co-Op, Lindell Street
Sponsor: Arts Co-Op Gallery
Contact: Edward Norwood 731-332-1877
All Art Entered Will Be On Display!!

Street Fair and Carnival
Food, Entertainment, Carnival and
Craft Vendors
5p.m. – midnight
Downtown

Cancer Crash Car Bash
5 Minutes & a T-Shirt for Only $10 or 5 Swings for $1
Proceeds go to Relay for Life
Time: 9am – 1pm & 5pm – 10pm
Location: Downtown Martin
Sponsors: Harpers Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, McTee’s, & Jowers Sign Company
Contact: Lynn Harper 731-587-6661

20th Annual Chicken Crazy, Hog Wild Barbecue Cook-off
5 p.m. – Weldon Park
Categories: Backyard Variety, Best Booth, Backyard Bird
Sponsored by: Tyson Foods
Free BBQ chicken at designated areas while supplies last
For more information contact: Don Teal, 731-587-5355
Cook Off Application: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20BBQ%20App.pdf


WCMT’/Star 95.1 “Singing Bee”

7:00 p.m.
Weldon Park Stage
Sponsored by: WCMT & STAR 95.1
For more information call: 731-587-9526 or http://www.wcmt.com
Contact Person: Lana Carpenter

Free Concert
“The Peacemakers”
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Festival Park Stage
Sponsored by: La Cabana

Free Concert: Survivor
http://www.survivorband.com
Time: 9:00pm – Location: Festival Park
Sponsored by: First State Bank and Vowell & Sons

Saturday, September 7, 2013

American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
American Legion Post 55, Central St.
7 & up $5, 6 & under $3
Call in/pick up orders available by calling
731-587-4886
For more information contact: Rose Johnson 731-571-4635

North End Crossing Juke & Junkin’ Fest
Community Wide Yard Sale with Entertainment by Local Musicians
Location:
Northend Crossing Stage & Northend Crossing Lot
–Schedule of Events:–
6:30am – Yard Sale Setup
7:00am – Yard Sale Begins
Reba Wade Singers: 10:00am – 2:00pm
-Various Local Musicians- 2:30pm-7:00pm
2:30-2:50 David Stockdale
2:50-3:10 Jason Webb
3:10-4:10 Chris Curtis
4:10-4:20 Jordan Skoda
4:20-4:50 Stella Ruth
4:50-5:00 David Stockdale
5:00-6:00 Cobra Cats
6:00-6:10 Jason Webb
6:10-7:00 Scruffy-Looking Nerfherders
Yard Sale Information: Contact: Lynette Wagster 731-431-8156
Yard sale vendors will be accepted on day of as space allows, however advanced registration is preferred.
To Register for the Yard Sale: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5NeFNiWDFfY3Nxd0dCZTJjRG13bFE6MQ#gid=0
++ Music Information:
Advanced registration is required for performers. Please contact Jim Fieser at jfieser@utm.edu for performance information.

Soybean Festival 5K Road Race/1 Mile Fun Walk
7:30 a.m. Kids Run
8:15 a.m. Adult 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk
Martin Recreation Complex
(softball parking lot)
Sponsored by: Kiwanis Club
For more information contact:
Jim Scott 731-456-2234
5K/Fun Walk Application: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Kiwanis%205K%20Application.pdf

LJT 2013 Bikers for Books Poker Run Motorcycle and Bicycle Event
Motorcycle Registration – 8:00am – 9:00am
Bicycle Registration – 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Weldon Park
Fee: $15 per player
All Awards Presented at 3:00pm at Weldon Park Stage
Proceeds benefit WLJT’s Education and Outreach Initiatives
Sponsored by: WLJT-DT, Channel 11
Contact : Katrina Cobb 731-881-7561 or kcobb@wljt.org

Cancer Crash Car Bash
5 Swings & a T-Shirt for Only $10 or 5 Swings for $1
Proceeds go to Relay for Life
Time: Starts at 4:00pm
Location: Downtown
Sponsors: Harpers Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, McTee’s, & Jowers Sign Company
Contact: Lynn Harper 731-587-6661

17th Annual Soybean Festival Car & Bike Show
Location: Martin Recreation Complex
Times:
8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
3 p.m. – Awards Presentation
Free Admission for spectators
Sponsored by: MTD Products, Inc.
For more information contact: Janet Elliott 731-587-4279

Martin Youth Soccer
Opening Day Matches
Time: 9:00 a.m. Start
Location: Martin Recreation Complex
Sponsored by: Martin Youth Soccer Association Contact: Randall Ricketts 731-358-1911 or http://www.martinsoccer.org

4th Annual Soybean Festival Disc Golf Tournament
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Harrison Road Complex
Sponsored by: Martin Parks and Recreation
Contact: 731-587-6784 or http://www.BlueGrassDiscGolf.org/Martin

Art Exhibit & Competition
Time: 10am – 8pm
Location: Arts Co-Op, Lindell Street
Sponsor: Arts Co-Op Gallery
Contact: Edward Norwood 731-332-1877
All Art Entered Will Be On Display!!

Literary Reading
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Weldon Public Library
Sponsor: Weakley County Arts and Humanities Council
Contact: David Sheridan 731-587-0671

Street Fair and Carnival
Food, Entertainment, Carnival and Craft Vendors
10am – midnight
Downtown

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Time: 10am – closing
C.E. Weldon Library
For more information contact: Roberta Peacock, 731-587-3148

City-Wide Merchant Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtown Community
For more information contact: Lynette Wagster 731-431-8156

20th Annual Chicken Crazy, Hog Wild Barbecue Cook-off
Award Presentation
Sponsored by: Tyson Foods
Categories: Shoulder, Fine Swine, Ribs
Awards: 12:30 p.m. Weldon Park Stage

Salute to Military: Honoring POWs, MIAs, & Veterans
Time: 2:30pm
Missing Man Ceremony
Location: Martin City Hall Parking Lot
Presentation by: Rolling Thunder TN-6
Midsouth Mobile Military Exhibit Will Be On Display.

Soybean Festival Pet Show
Time:
Registration: 3pm – 4pm
Show Start: 4:00pm
Location: Virginia Weldon Park
Sponsored by: Weakley County Animal Clinic
Contact: Sarah Baringer 731-587-5319

Saturday Night Free Concert
Featuring: Sawyer Brown
http://www.sawyerbrown.com
Time: 9:00pm – Location: Festival Park
Sponsored by: First Citizens National Bank & Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

The Sodexo Sunday Brunch
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Skyhawk Café
UT Martin Boling University Center
$10.35 per person; kids 10 and under $4.95
For more information contact 731-881-7770

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | June 17, 2013

Weakley County Free Health Care, July 9-17, 2013

Free Health Care?  Hard to believe, but it’s actually true! From July 9-17, 2013, free health care is available to the communities in Weakley County. As part of the Innovative Readiness Training Program in connection with a Hope of Martin Community Development Corporation Project, health care will be provided by military personnel: physicians, nurses, nurse practictioners, physician assistants, nutritionists, dentists, optometrists, psychologists, chaplains, and others.

This free health care includes physical exams for all ages. The scope of examinations encompasses dental exams, oral exams with cleansing and/or extractions, eye exams, glasses for all ages, counseling services, and much more!

The Innovative Readiness Training Program will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day at the Martin Middle School, 700 Fowler Road in Martin, Tennessee.  Contact NWTHRA for transportation needs:  731.587.2900 or 877.557.4337.

To learn more about the Innovative Readiness Training Program and all that they do, visit http://irt.defense.gov.

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | June 6, 2013

2013 Pageants Near Weakley County, Tennessee

Attention Weakley County Pageant Lovers:
We have updated the list of pageants in the West Tennessee area for those looking to enter to win a crown, sash, or monetary prize. We will add more as those dates become available.

June 15, 2013
TuTu Glitz: Nashville, TN  Regional
(From the Tutu Glitz Facebook Site: https://www.facebook.com/events/210928412371287/ )

Come join TuTu Glitz On Tour for our 2013 Tour!!! We are a nationally known glitz pageant system that will offer you an experience of a lifetime in a fair, honest and exciting atmosphere. TuTu Glitz On Tour will be going to 22 cities across the United States including 16 Regional Pageants, 6 Mini National Pageants and 2 National Pageants!!! We have awarded thousands of dollars in CASH prizes, custom crowns, trophies and gifts in 2012 and will be quadrupling prizes in 2013!!!

Our state of the art pageant system will make everyone feel like a star!!! With LED lighting technology, top notch sound and custom backdrops, you will be leaving saying WOW!!!CATEGORIESEvening Wear (Beauty)

The contestant in this category will exhibit their inner beauty while showing their poise and stage presence. Beauty Category required.
 
• Outfit of Choice: This anything goes category will let the contestant express their style and groove to their own jam.
TuTu Couture: Dare to be different in this one of a kind category where the contestant can rock their favorite.
TuTu.Talent: If the contestant has a special talent they would like to show off then this is the category for them.
Glitz Photogenic: This category is where the contestant can truly show that a picture is worth a 1,000 words.
• Interview: In this category contestants will be asked three on stage question by the emcee. ONLY HAVE TO COMPETE IN BEAUTY + 2 OPTIONAL EVENTS!!! REGIONAL AWARDS FOR 2013 TUTU GLITZ INTRODUCES THE NEW ADJUDICATED AWARD SYSTEM!!!
Contestants do not compete against each other in their age division; they are evaluated according to total range of points scored. For example, there may be two or more High Queen, Queen, High Princess or Princess Winners in the same age division.
High Queen (98.5-100)
Queen (97-98.4)
High Princess (95-96)
Princess (90-94)
Rising Star (89 & Below)
Each contestant will receive a Beautiful Tiara and Sash based on her/his adjudicated score.

Overall Awards

Ultimate Grand Supreme: $150 Bond, A Beautiful Crown, Embroidered Sash, 3 Foot Trophy and Entry Fee Waived for any TuTu Glitz Mini Nationals or $200 off any TuTu Glitz National
Grand Supreme: $80 Bond, A Beautiful Crown, Embroidered Sash, 2 Foot Trophy and $100 off Entry Fee for any TuTu Glitz Mini Nationals or Nationals
Mini Supreme:  $40 Bond, A Beautiful Crown, Embroidered Sash, 20” Trophy and $50 off Entry Fee for any TuTu Glitz
Mini Nationals or Nationals 3 High Point Supremes:  (0-3, 4-9, 10 & Up) A Beautiful Crown, Embroidered Sash, 18” Trophy and $25 off Entry Fee for any TuTu Glitz Mini Nationals or NationalsOverall Optional Categories
1st Overall will receive a Beautiful Tiara and Plaque, and 2nd & 3rd Overall will receive a Trophy; all three will receive a Customized Sash Pin
Overall Most Beautiful Categories: A Customized Sash Pin and Tiara

Other Awards

Division Optional Awards: A Customized Sash PinDivision Side Awards: A Customized Sash Pin
TuTu Loved Award: A Beautiful Crown
This award is given to the contestant that sells the most entry tickets.
3 Judges Choice Awards: A Customized Sash Pin

GO TO WWW.TUTUGLITZPAGEANTS.COM FOR PAPERWORK, OR CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR AN EASY ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM!!!
http://fs23.formsite.com/tutuglitz/form1/index.html

COME JOIN US, AND SEE WHY WE ARE THE “NEW FACE OF GLITZ”!!!
www.tutuglitzpageants.com
www.facebook.com/tutuglitz
Sincerely,
Chase & Lisa VanHooser, Owners/National Directors
tutuglitz@yahoo.com
L – 205.337.8138 C – 205.369.0847

June 15, 2013
4 Way Summer Blow Out Pageant - Martin, Tennessee
Open to all states. 4 Pageants in One- Everyone will win 4 Crowns and
More. Golden Rose Pageantry, Fairytale Dream Dolls, USA Beauties, and
Music City Pageants. Come compete in beauty and outfit of choice events
to win big!!
Ages: baby, toddler, children, preteen, teen, college, Miss, boys, plus-size
Website:  website

June 19-22, 2013
Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant - Jackson, Tennessee
An official state pageant leading to the Miss America Pageants.
Ages: teen, college, Miss
Website:
www.misstennessee.org

June 20-22, 2013
(Ongoing application process: January to summer 2013)
Miss Tennessee Petite United America Pageant - Apply for Tennessee at-large titles.
Calling all Tennessee contestants who are 5’6″ tall or under… Represent
Tennessee in the national pageant in Austin, Texas on June 20-22, 2013! Openings for seven delegates from every state, one in each age group.
No residency requirements (all titles are at-large). So, if your state title is already taken – you may choose a state nickname or regional area or represent another state. State titles are first come, first served.  Ages: Teen (14-18), Miss (19-25), never married, Ms. (23 up -single, divorced, widowed), Mrs.  (21 up – married), Woman (26 up – size 14 & up – single, divorced, widowed or married), Lady (36 up – single, divorced, widowed or married), Classic (45 and up -single, divorced, widowed or married)
Ages: teen, college, Miss, Ms, Mrs, over 30, Petite
Website: www.mspetiteunitedamerica.com

June 22, 2013
The Golden Rose  Tennessee State Pageant - Buchanan, Tennessee
Open to all states. Come win the Real 24k Gold Rose and other cash and prizes in the only pageant that offers more of what you want! Join Us at the Beautiful Paris Landing State Resort Park Inn for a State Pageant like no other. Free Round of Golf for Dad, while you compete. $500 to the Grand Supreme and $200 cash to the Mini Supreme and other prizes. Make it a vacation for the whole family. Activities, playgrounds, pools and more! Early Bird and Sibling Discounts Available. Don’t miss Beach Blanket Bingo during scoring for Cash, Tv’s, and More!
Ages: babies, toddlers, children, pre-teens, teens, college, boys, plus-size
Website: www.goldenrosepageantry.com

June 24-29, 2013
Open application process (January to early summer 2013)
Miss T.E.E.N. United States Pageant (Tennessee) - Open application process for Tennessee. To learn how you can represent TN, visit the pageant’s website. The 2013 Miss Teen United States pageant will be held in Houston, Texas on June 24-29, 2013. Contestants will be grouped in 4 age divisions: Miss Jr. Pre-Teen for ages 7, 8, or 9; Miss Pre-teen for ages 10, 11, or 12; Miss Jr. teen for ages 13, 14, and 15; Miss Teen ages 16, 17, 18, and 19. There will be a winner for each age division. Titles to be awarded: Miss Jr. T.E.E.N. United States, Miss T.E.E.N., Miss T.E.E.N. United States, Miss United States Intercontinental.
Ages: preteen, jr teen, teen, college, Miss
Website:  www.teenwc.com

June 29, 2013
Miss Independence Sweetheart Pageant – Kingsport, Tennessee

Celebrating 39 years of Pageantry! Winners of local pageants advance to our National Beauty & Talent Pageant in March 2013! Huge trophies and great gifts to all winners and runners-up. We have so much fun at our pageants come join us!
Ages: baby, toddler, children, preteen, teen, college
Website: Website

July 13, 2013
Pageant Concepts Tennessee State Pageant - Nashville area, Tennessee
Open to all states. 1 Ultimate Supreme, 6 Grand Supremes ( 3 natural and 3 glitz), 6 Mini Supreme (3 natural and 3 glitz), 6 Novice Supreme (3 natural and 3 glitz).  Age Divisions: 0-11 mos, 12-23 months, 2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-25. Join us for a great pageant experience!  No one
leaves empty handed. Our pageant system is designed to be a fun and stress free environment where no one leaves empty handed!   Our goal is
to make everyone feel special and to encourage their growth and stage presence. Our goal is to serve the community in a unique way while celebrating the art of our creator in a fun and family-friendly pageant system that benefits a variety of groups including animal shelters, private individuals with special needs and the church.  Ages: children, preteen, teen, college
Website:  www.pageantconcepts.com

July 13, 2013
Golden Rose’s Christmas in July Pageant - Clarksville, Tennessee
Open to all states. Christmas in July is Beauty and Any Holiday Outfit of
Choice Events.  Come win prizes, toys, gifts, amazing crowns and more! Age Divisions 0-11mths, 1yr, 2 yrs., 3-4 yrs., 5-6 yrs., 7-9 yrs., 10-12 yrs., 13-15 yrs.
& 16-up Boys 0-10 yrs. This will be a pageant you Do Not want to Miss! No
Child Leaves Empty handed- Crowns, Awards, and toys or gifts for All! Santa
comes twice a year for Christmas in July.
Ages: babies, toddlers, children, pre-teens, teens, college, boys
Website:  www.goldenrosepageantry.com

July 13, 2013
Pageant Concepts TN State Pageant - Nashville, Tennessee
Open to all states. Sweet and Simple- Beauty and Red White and Blue
Wear.  Come join us. Our pageant system is designed to be a fun
and stress free environment where no one leaves empty-handed!   Our
goal is to make everyone feel special and to encourage their growth
and stage presence. Our goal is to serve the community in a unique way while celebrating the art of our creator in a fun and family-friendly pageant system that benefits a variety of groups including animal shelters, private individuals
with special needs and the church.
Ages: baby, toddler, children, preteen, teen, college, Miss, Mrs,
boys, men, senior
Website:  www.pageantconcepts.com

July 20, 2013
Golden Rose’s Christmas in July Pageant - Millington, Tennessee
Open to all states. Event will be held at the Baker Community Center. Come compete for the real 24k Golden Rose and other prizes. Events are Beauty and any Holiday outfit of choice (OOC). Be Creative!
Ages: babies, toddlers, children, pre-teens, teens, college, boys
Website:   www.goldenrosepageantry.com

July 21, 2013
Dixie Crown pageants’ Movies, Music & Parades Beauty Pageant
- Lebanon, Tennessee
We are a SEMI-GLITZ pageant system. Beauty: Anything goes—dress can be natural, any level of glitz, any style. Judging will be based on appropriateness/fit for child based on the level of glitz, etc.
OOC: Be Creative or you can use our theme—Movies, Music, parades or 4th of July. Photogenic: Submit single best photo. Hair, make-up & tans: All are acceptable. Just keep it reasonable, age appropriate, and relatively natural looking.  No flippers! We love natural smiles! Deposit & Registration due by Monday, July 15, 2013. Supreme & Mini-supreme Winners win a fabulous Tiara, Embroidered Sash, Trophy, Gifts & Discount to our 2014 Mini-Nationals.
Overall OOC, Overall Photogenic, Division Queens (3 of them) & Age Group Queens win a beautiful tiara, embroidered sash, trophy, gifts & discount to our 2014 Mini-Nationals. Everyone will receive a tiara, gifts & discount to our 2014 Mini-National Ages: babies, toddlers, children, pre-teens, teens, college, Miss, Mrs, boys, plus-size, seniors
Type: semi-glitz pageant
Ages: babies, toddlers, children, pre-teens, teens, college, Miss, Mrs, boys, plus-size, seniors
Website: www.dixiecrownpageants.com

July 27, 2013
Miss TTCM Firecracker Pageant - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Open to all states. This is a natural pageant. Make-up and spray tans are permitted. Long and short dresses will be permitted. Flippers (fake teeth)
will NOT be permitted. A $250 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of 17-21 division to be used at the TTCM. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
Ages: children, preteen, teen, college, Miss, boys
Type: natural pageant
Website:  www.ttcmskillsusa.webs.com

September 10-15, 2013
West Tennessee State Fair Pageants
http://www.wtsfair.com/d/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=101

 

Good luck from your friends at Weakley County, Tennessee!

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