Local area upcoming events

Friends,
There is so much going on in West Tennessee! Here are a few of the upcoming events in the West Tennessee surrounding county area.

 8th Annual Miss West TN
WOW Springtime Pageant,
Gleason, Tennessee
731.648.5883
March 31 – 3:00 p.m. – Old Gleason GymnasiumQualifying event for Strawberry Pageant
$20 entry fee, admission is $5.  Ages allowed: Boys less than one year old to boys 9 years. Girls less than one year old to girls ages 16-21. Registration will begin 45 minutes prior to each age category. For information, call Alicia at 731.648.5883 or email wverdell@hotmail.com
Dresden Iris Festival
http://www.tennesseeirisfestival.com/
731.364.5101
April 28 – May 5, 2012
City-wide yard sale, carnival, luncheons, golf tournament, quilt and needlework contest, arts and crafts marketplace, horticulture show, music fest, 5K and 2 mile walk and 1 mile kids fun run, tractor pull, pet show, tasting party, cemetery walk and much more. Schedule will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
Sketch Crawl
Paris, Tennessee
731.653.7274
April 14, 2012
Organized by Joe Snow of Paris, meet on the north side of the Henry County Courthouse at 10:00 AM with pencil, paper, or sketch pad. Everyone draws for 30 minutes and shifts to a different side of the courthouse and starts over. At noon the group calls it a day and photos are taken of the sketches for the Downtown Paris Association. Open to all ages it is free of charge. For more information email Joe Snow at joeearl.snow@gmail.com.
World’s Biggest Fish Fry
Paris, Tennessee
April 23-29, 2012
731.642.3431
Over five tons of catfish on order to serve thousands of visitors at this fish fry. Includes IPRA rodeo, parade, catfish races, and more.

5k Hushpuppy Dash, April 23

Free street dance, April 25

Carnival and Country Dance, April 26

All You Can Eat Fish Tent, Carnival, Hushpuppy Eating Contest, Christian Concert, April 27

Arts & Crafts Show, Fish Tent, Carnival, Rodeo, April 28

Grand Parade, Arts & Crafts, Fish Tent, Carnival, Rodeoa, April 29

Horse & Mule Pull, Small Fry Parade, Arts & Crafts, Catfish Races, Jr. Fishing Rodeo, Carnival, Fish Tent, Rodeo, April 30

Carnival, May 1

West Tennessee Strawberry Festival
Humboldt, Tennessee
May 6-12, 2012
731.784.1842
Junior & Grand Floats Parades, Opening Ceremonies with Fireworks Extravaganza, Receipe Contest, Prayer Breakfast, Checker Tourament, Barbecue Cook Off, Horse Show, Car Show, Tractor Show, Christian Concert and Governor’s Luncheon
 Mike Snider (of Gleason) at
35th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days – Cannonsburgh Village  – Murfreesborohttp://www.uncledavemacondays.com
 July 13 – 15, South Front Street in Murfreesboro, TNConsidered one of America’s premier summer festivals, the family-oriented event annually gathers more than 40,000 people for a hearty blend of music and dance southern style. Other family-oriented events taking place throughout the festival include: heritage activities for children, ethnic and southern style concessions, locally handcrafted arts, crafts & trades demonstrations, a historic photo exhibit, storytelling, and Sunday Gospel Showcase and Community Service Fair.
2012 Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant
June 20-23, 2012
Jackson, Tennessee
731.425.8590
The scholarship fund is based on a rich scholastic tradition which has been the cornerstone of the Miss America program since 1945. Today, educational achievements and public service continue to be the primary objectives for the Miss America and the Miss Tennessee organizations. In 2008, the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Foundation, Inc. awarded over $100,000 in cash scholarships to our participants.

Get out there and have a ball!

From your friends at The Department of Finance in Dresden, Tennessee

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