Summer Heat is Here!

With summer bringing the heat, everyone needs to know how to stay cool. Whether you’re in the best shape of your life, or you’ve been on 65+ trips around the sun. Here are a few helpful tips from the CDC on how to take care of yourself during a heat wave!

  • There were an estimated 7,415 deaths due to heat-related circumstances from 1999 to 2010.
  • The CDC states that these heat-related deaths are preventable, if you following these simple precautions.

You need to make sure to:

  1. Stay cool. Even if that means stopping what you are doing and finding a spot to cool off slowly. If you cool off to quickly, you could send your body into shock from a sudden temperature change.
  2. Remain hydrated with water or a sports drink that offers electrolytes. You will need to replace the electrolytes in your body to help cool off and reset your system.
  3. Stay informed with your areas weather and temperature forecast. If you know that it is going to be an extremely hot day, it would be best to  be prepared.
    • Have a cold non-alcoholic beverage handy.
    • Have a cool towel near to help your body cool off.
    • Try to stay in a shaded area, if at all possible.
  4. If you feel that you are going to be sick due to the heat, stop what you are doing and contact your doctor for help.

There are two main factors that have an effect on you when it comes to extreme heat:

  • High humidity. When the humidity is high, sweat won’t evaporate as quickly, which keeps your body from releasing heat as fast as it may need to.
  • Personal factors. Age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription drug and alcohol use can play a role in whether a person can cool off enough in very hot weather.

There are four main groups that are at a higher risk for heat-related illnesses. It is best to monitor these groups of people when they are in your care:

  1. People who are of the age 65 or older.
  2. Children under the age of two years-old.
  3. People with a chronic disease.
  4. People with a mental illness.

Some simple questions to ask them, or make sure of for them are:

  • Are they drinking enough water?
  • Do they have access to air conditioning?
  • Do they need help keeping cool?

Some precautions for not only people at a higher risk of heat-related illnesses, but anyone who will be in the extreme heat are:

  • Find an air-conditioned building. If your home is without air-conditioning, stay in public facilities as much as possible. If your vehicle has air-conditioner, use it as much as possible.
  • Do not only rely on a fan as your primary cooling option. A fan only distributes the hot air to keep it moving, and it is not a source of cool air.
  • Drink as much water as possible, not only when you feel thirsty.
  • Find a “Heat Wave Buddy”. Check in on your buddy, and have them check in on you. Use each other to make sure that you both make it through the extreme heat without a heat-related illness.
  • Try to keep from using the stove or oven in your house to cook. It will only cause you and your house to stay warmer, and not allow anything to cool off.

Even if you are young, healthy and in the best shape of your life, you still run a risk of suffering from a heat-related illness. If at all possible, try not to participate in strenuous physical activities during extreme heat.

  • Try to stay inside during midday when the temperature is the highest. If it is not possible for you to stay indoors, try to keep your physical activities to a minimum.
  • Make sure to have plenty of sunscreen handy, and also reapply as recommended.
  • When participating in activities, start slow. Gradually allow yourself to become accustomed to the heat before going full force into an activity.
  • Drink PLENTY of water / sports drinks throughout the day, even if you are not thirsty at the time. A lack of hydration can lead to muscle cramping, and that may be an early sign of a heat-related illness.
  • Make sure to dress appropriate for the activities you are participating in. Wear loose-fitting clothing that is lightweight and light-colored.

If you play a summer sport, make sure to protect yourself and keep an eye on teammates. If possible:

  • Try to have practices or workouts during the cooler parts of the day. Early morning or later in the afternoon are better choices than midday.
  • Use the “Heat Wave Buddy” system between you and your teammates. Keep each other safe and in line with the safety precautions.
  • Make contact with a doctor or medical provider if you or a teammate has any symptoms of a heat-related illness.
  • There is a CDC course that can help you look for signs of heat-related illnesses.

Here are a few steps, from the CDC, that are good for any and everyone to keep in mind to keep safe in the extreme heat:

  • Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as possible.
  • Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully.
    • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen.
    • Pace yourself.
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
  • Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.
  • Never leave children or pets in cars.
  • Check the local news for health and safety updates.

 

The original article can be found here: CDC Extreme Heat Information

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Tater Town Special 2011 Schedule, Gleason, Tennessee

Dear Friends,

Are you ready for the TATER TOWN SPECIAL!!??
All of us here at the Department of Finance cannot wait.
It is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend– August 28, 2011- September 4, 2011.
We have a great lineup this year!
Check it out:

TATER TOWN FESTIVAL 2011 SCHEDULE

GLEASON, TENNESSEE

 

 

Sunday August 28th

RECEPTION HONORING TATER TOWN GRAND MARSHAL

GLEASON: A reception will be held to honor the 2011 Tater Town Special Grand Marshal, Jerry Connell, on Sunday, August 28 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Gleason Methodist Church. Come and enjoy cake and punch and celebrate with the Gleason Gazelles and the Gleason School as they honor this individual for his  accomplishments and contributions to the Gleason Community.

 

Tuesday August 30th

OLD FASHIONED GOSPEL SINGING

GLEASON: The Gleason Gazelles are sponsoring an Old Fashioned Gospel Singing on Tuesday, August 30, at the Gleason Methodist Church. The singing will start at 7:00 p.m. and admission is free. Come and enjoy a night of good old fashioned gospel singing, as well as solos and quartets. For more information, call Christi Clark at 415-3511.

 

Wednesday August 31st

TATER TOWN SPECIAL YOUTH NIGHT-MAGIC SHOW

GLEASON: Wednesday, August 31, the Gleason Gazelles will sponsor a Faith based Magic Show, starting at 7:15 p.m. Justin Chandler will bring a show to motivate and inspire. For more information, call Cil Weddington at 514-9007.

 

Thursday September 1st

TATER TOWN ADULT BINGO

GLEASON: The Gleason Gazelles are sponsoring a night of free “Bingo on the Gazelle Grounds,” on Thursday, September 1. Come and enjoy the excitement of winning valuable prizes. The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. Free admission. You must be 18 years of age to participate.

Friday September 2nd

BBQ COOK-OFF

GLEASON: Fire up those grills for the last big cook-out of the summer and enter the Tater Town Cook-off on Friday, September 2, at the Gazelle Grounds. Categories include Backyard BBQ, Chicken, Ribs, and Pork Shoulder. Gates will open to the public at 5:30 p.m. There will be live entertainment. Adult admission is $5.00 to enter and eat till it’s gone. For more information or to enter a team, call Kim Borneman at 514-3021 or 648-9234.

 

TATER TOWN SWEET POTATO BAKE-OFF

GLEASON: The Gleason Gazelles are sponsoring a “Sweet Potato” bake-off on Friday, September 2 at the Gazelle Grounds. Individuals must submit their prepared dishes by 5:00 p.m. for judging. Cooks must submit the recipe along with their entry, which must have sweet potatoes as an ingredient. Cash prizes are $100, $50, and $25. For more information, contact Cil Weddington at 514-9007. This event will once again be held in conjunction with the BBQ Cook-off.

 

Saturday September 3rd

TATER TOWN SPECIAL 5K RACE

GLEASON: The Gleason Gazelles are sponsoring a 5K Race on Saturday, September 3. Entries will register in front of the Gleason School at 7:00 a.m. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. The entry fee is $10.00. For more information, call Kerri Burden at 648-5632.

ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW

GLEASON: An Antique Tractor/Engine Show will be held on the front lawn of the Gleason School on Saturday, September 3. Show entries may be driven through the Grand Parade, if desired, then parked on the school lawn for the show. There are no entry fees. There will be drawings for door prizes. Call Charles Anderson at 648-9323 or Zac Montgomery at 648-5446 for questions concerning the tractor show.

TATER TOWN SPECIAL PARADES “Small Town USA”

GLEASON: The Gleason Gazelles invite everyone to participate in this year’s Parades on Saturday, September 3, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Kids are invited to decorate bikes, trikes, 4-wheelers, go-carts, etc., and ride in the Junior Parade. Registration will be in front of Gleason Lumber Co. at 9:00 a.m. Registration for the Grand Parade will be in the American Legion parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Trophies will be awarded in several categories. There is no entry fee for either parade. All horse entries will register at the Gleason Saddle Club.

GREAT PRETENDERS IN CONCERT – First Performance

GLEASON: The Gleason Rotary Club will be sponsoring the Great Pretenders in concert during the festivities of the annual Tater Town Special. There will be a 7:00 p.m. show on Saturday, September 3. Many of the old favorites will be performing. Crowd favorites, such as “Ray Stevens” and “Elvis” will be on hand. Tickets are $6.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Bank of Gleason, from any cast member, or from any Gleason Rotary member.

Sunday September 4th

COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICE

The week’s Tater Town Special activities will also include the annual Community-Wide Worship Service. This years worship service will be hosted by the First Baptist Church of Gleason, with the services beginning at 11:00 AM, followed by a potluck lunch at the Gleason United Methodist Church.

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GREAT PRETENDERS IN CONCERT – Second Performance

GLEASON: The Gleason Rotary Club will be sponsoring the Great Pretenders in concert during the festivities of the annual Tater Town Special. In addition to the show on Saturday there will also be a second show on Sunday, September 4th. Again, many of the old favorites will be performing. Crowd favorites, such as “Ray Stevens” and “Elvis” will be on hand. Tickets are $6.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Bank of Gleason, from any cast member, or from any Gleason Rotary member.

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This information was retrieved from the Gleason city website.
Visit the Gleason city website at http://www.gleasononline.com/tater_town_special.htm.
With all of this going on, Labor Day will be a smash!
Hope you can get out there and enjoy it!

Thanks as always,
Your Friends at the Weakley County Department of Finance

Soybean Festival in Martin, Weakley County, Tennessee

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