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

Freedom, Fireworks, Family & More

2017 Independence Day

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The Forth of July is quickly approaching, which means it is time to make holiday plans. Whether your plans involve spending time with family, floating in the water, relaxing by a grill, working or whatever else your plans end up being, at the end of the day you will soon hear the booming of Fireworks.

If you do not already have plans to set off your own fireworks, here are some local locations where you can go to relax and watch someone else run after setting fire to the fuse.

PSA: ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BE SAFE AND STAY BACK AT LEAST 100 YARDS FROM FIREWORKS


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  • Martin, Tenn.

    • Location: Parks & Recreation Complex
    • Entertainment: Neil Diamond tribute artist at 6 p.m.
    • Fireworks: Start at dusk

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  • Union City, Tenn.

    • Location: Discovery Park of America
      • DPA will have a $10 admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
      • Park grounds will be open for free after 5 p.m.
    • Entertainment: The local band Avonlea from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
    • Fireworks: Start at 9 p.m.

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  • Reelfoot Lake, Samburg / Tiptonville, Tenn. July 1, 2017

    • Location: Reelfoot Lake
    • Activities: For family fun, there will be bounce houses and yard games
    • Entertainment: Concert at 7 p.m.
    • Concessions: There will also be an opportunity to purchase food & drinks, and also beer & wine.
    • Fireworks: Start at 9 p.m. near the Tiptonville American Legion area

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  • Kenton, Tenn.

    • Location: Downtown Kenton
    • Activities: A 5K-Run at 8 a.m., a parade at 11 a.m. and a street dance at 6 p.m.
    • Fireworks: Start at 9 p.m. at the ball field

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  • Hickman, KY.

    • Location: Downtown Hickman
    • Entertainment: The band Stealin’ Tyme from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Concessions: A beer garden and BBQ from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
    • Fireworks: From the Elvis J. Stahr Harbor at dusk

 

For more information on local news and events: http://www.thunderboltradio.com/local-news/

For more information on firework safety: http://www.tntfireworks.com/safety

July Activities for Children in Weakley County, TN.

Coming up for Children in Weakley County:

Wednesday July 5, 2017:

  • Story Hour at 9:30 a.m. at the Weakley County Public Library 341 Linden St. Dresden, TN. 38225

Friday July 7, 2017:

  • Game On from 3-5 p.m. at the C.E. Weldon Public Library 100 Main St. Martin, TN. 38237

Wednesday July 12, 2017:

  • Story Hour at 9:30 a.m. at the Weakley County Public Library 341 Linden St. Dresden, TN. 38225

Friday July 14, 2017:

  • Game On from 3-5 p.m. at the C.E. Weldon Public Library 100 Main St. Martin, TN. 38237

Monday July 17, 2017:

  • Weakley County Historical & Genealogical Society at 7 p.m. at the C.E. Weldon Public Library, 100 Main Street, Martin,TN. 38237

Wednesday July 19, 2017:

  • Story Hour at 9:30 a.m. at the Weakley County Public Library 341 Linden St. Dresden, TN. 38225

Friday July 21. 2017:

  • Game On from 3-5 p.m. at the C.E. Weldon Public Library 100 Main St. Martin, TN. 38237

Monday July 24, 2017:

  • Magic School Bus grades 2-5 from 3-4 p.m. at the C.E. Weldon Public Library 100 Main St. Martin, TN. 38237

Wednesday July 26, 2017:

  • Story Hour at 9:30 a.m. at the Weakley County Public Library 341 Linden St. Dresden, TN. 38225

Friday July 28, 2017:

  • Game On from 3-5 p.m. at the C.E. Weldon Public Library 100 Main St. Martin, TN. 38237

Soybean & the Music Scene in Martin, Tennessee

Officials of the Tennessee Soybean Festival have announced the nightly musical lineup for the 2017 Soybean Festival.

Tuesday, September 5:

  • “Live and Let Die” a symphonic tribute to Paul McCartney
  • FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, September 6; UT- Martin Student Night:

  • Echosmith
    • Known For: Cool Kids, Bright, Tell Her You Love Her and many more
  • The first 2,000 UT- Martin Students with ID’s will be admitted for free
  • Ticket cost: $5

Thursday, September 7:

  • Clint Black
    • Known For: Desperado, Killin’ Time, You Still Get to Me and many more
  • FREE CONCERT: to the first 3,400 to enter the gate

Friday, September 8:

  • Air Supply
    • Known For: Making Love Out of Nothing at All, All Out of Love, Lost in Love and many more
  • Ticket cost: $5 – $15

Saturday, September 9:

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • Known For: Free Bird, Simple Man, Don’t Ask me no Questions and many more
  • Ticket cost: $35 – $50

 

Miss UT Martin on Track for Miss Tennessee

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Newly crowned Miss University of Tennessee at Martin, Miss Brenna Wilkins, is on her way to compete for the Miss Tennessee 2017 title. Miss Wilkins is a Union City, Tenn. native where she resides with her family and works at the local family owned restaurant, Charlie T’s. Charlie T’s is not only a well-kept local secret of Union City natives, a great southern breakfast spot but Charlie T’s was originally owned by Miss Wilkins grandparents who made a huge impact on her life.

With the help of not only her grandparents but also her entire family, Miss Brenna Wilkins possesses all of the qualifications to be crowned not only Miss Tennessee but also Miss America. Miss Wilkins is a caring young lady with the platform of depression and suicide awareness. She is currently in her Junior year at The University of Tennessee at Martin and is studying for a degree in Social Work.

Miss Wilkins is in Group A for the Pageant and is also contestant number 1. She is a shoe-in to wow the judges with her beauty, voice and loving personality. Number 1 is sure to be her lucky number!

Event Line-Up:

  • There are three groups (A, B & C) made up of 12 contestants each
  • Each group has a different event on each night
  • Wednesday

    • Group A has the Talent event
    • Group B has the Swimsuit event
    • Group C has the Evening Wear event
  • Thursday

    • Group A has the Evening Wear event
    • Group B has the Talent event
    • Group C has the Swimsuit event
  • Friday

    • Group A has the Swimsuit event
    • Group B has the Evening Wear event
    • Group C has the Talent event

This weeks events will include:

  • Preliminary Nights (Wed. June 21 – Fri. June 23) of a Multi-Night Competition

    • 25 percent Private Interview
    • 05 percent On-Stage Question
    • 35 percent Talent
    • 25 percent Evening Wear
    • 15 percent Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit
  • Final Night (Sat. June 24) Scoring of a Multi-Night State Pageant:

    • 30 percent Composite
    • 30 percent Talent
    • 20 percent Evening Wear
    • 20 percent Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit
  • Final Night (Sat. June 24) Top Five Finalists:

    • The top five enter the final round of the competition with zero points. The judges will rank to contestants in the order they individually believe the contestants should finish on a final ballot.
      • First place vote is worth 10 points
      • Second place vote is worth five points
      • Third place vote is worth three points
      • Forth place vote is worth two points
      • Fifth place vote is worth one point

There are many requirements to be a Miss Tennessee contestant:

  • High school graduate, or equivalent by June 30 of the preceding year
  • Resident of Tennessee for the last six months
  • No younger than 17 at the time of the local competition
  • No older than 24 by December 31 of the year before she would be crowned Miss America
  • United States Citizen
  • Female that has never been married or pregnant
  • Registered as a full-time student within the franchise area of the pageant she wishes to enter for at least six months OR
    • Employed full-time (minimum 32 hours per week) within the franchise area of the pageant she wishes to enter,
    • Employed part-time (minimum 16 hours per week) and attend school part-time (minimum 6 hours per week) within the franchise area of the pageant she wishes to enter
    • For at least six months prior to local competition date.

To be a contestant in the Miss Tennessee Pageant one must possess the qualities and attributes of Miss America:

  • Roll Model who cares about her role and other women’s roles in society
  • Physically conscientious women with a confident and commanding presence
  • An ambassador and public relations representative of the Miss America Organization
  • Considered both talented and intelligent
  • An activist on issues she deems important
  • Independent and eloquent communicator with the courage of her convictions
  • Accomplished individual whose diversity represents a composite of the “Best of Modern Women”
  • A leader by virtue of her experiences
  • One who takes personal pride in physical fitness and health
  • Raise $100 donation for the Miss America and the CMN (Children’s Miracle Network)

If you are interested in watching the Miss Tennessee pageant but are not able to attend, you can watch live at www.EPlusTV6.com or Channel 6 Jackson News. The pageant events start Wed. June 21 at 8:00 p.m. and run until Sat. June 24.

Miss University of Tennessee at Martin & Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival

Nov. 13, 2016

Every November the University of Tennessee at Martin holds their annual combined scholarship pageants for Miss University of Tennessee at Martin and Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival.

The winners of the Miss University of Tennessee at Martin pageant receive scholarships towards their education at UT Martin. Miss University of Tennessee at Martin receives $1500, first runner-up $500 and second runner-up $200.

The winner crowned queen of the Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival receives either a scholarship of $1500 towards her UT Martin education, or if not a UT Martin student she is awarded a $500 scholarship to the school of her choosing.

The pageant is divided into 5 categories: Private Interview, Lifestyle and Fitness, Talent, Evening Gown and On-Stage Question.

 

Miss University of Tennessee at Martin (L-R)

  • Second Runner-up: Morgan Martin, of Union City, Tenn.
  • First Runner-up: Amanda Mayo, of Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • Queen: Brenna Wilkins, of Union City, Tenn.

Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival (L-R)

  • Queen: Laura Ann Higgs, of Toone, Tenn.
  • First Runner-up: Hannah Minear, of Atoka, Tenn.
  • Second Runner-up: Mallory Tidwell, of Bradford, Tenn.

Miss Wilkins plans to use her reign as Miss University of Tennessee at Martin to support her platform on depression and suicide awareness on college campuses. For her talent portion Miss Wilkins performed the vocal selection of “Unlove You” by Jennifer Nettles.

Miss Higgs plans to use her reign as Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival to support her platform entitled “Team Mica: Suicide Awareness and Prevention”. For her talent portion Miss Higgs performed a unique jazz dance.

For more information on the Miss University of Tennessee at Martin and Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival pageants you can contact the Pageant Director via email at kcobb@wljt.org ,or follow the pageant on Facebook. Here is a link to the Registration Packet, and also the CMN online registration form – http://www.missamericaforkids.org.

For more information on the Miss University of Tennessee at Martin and the Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival pageants: http://www.utm.edu/916/11/14/2016.html

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