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

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

2011 Christmas in Weakley County!

Oh Weakley County, Oh Weakley County, how lovely is your events list…

As always, there is a jam-packed full load of things going on for the Holiday Season.
The holidays mean food, fun, and fellowship and Weakley County has plenty of it!
Below, our 2011 Holiday Events Guide is a work in progress. We add events as they come to us, and if you want to add an event, feel free to email it to us at weakleycountytn@gmail.com.

Here is the preliminary list for the 2011 Holiday Season!

To get a description of each event, visit www.weakleycountytn.gov/community_calendar.htm and simply click on the event to get more information. Want to share your event to that calendar? E-mail it to weakleycountytn@gmail.com.

Event

Date & Time

Location

Martin Retailers Preview to Xmas Saturday, Nov. 12,  
 9 am-7pm
Martin Downtown
Dresden Christmas Open House Sunday, Nov. 20,  
1 pm-5 pm
City of Dresden
Thanksgiving Service for Dresden Sunday, Nov. 20,
6 pm
Dresden First Baptist Church
Thanksgiving Service for Greenfield Wednesday, Nov. 23, 7 pm Greenfield First Presbyterian
Tracy’s Place Christmas Open House Thursday, Dec. 1,  9am-5pm Sharon Downtown
Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 3,
8am-3pm
St. Jude Catholic Church, Martin
Christmas Greenfield Style Saturday, Dec. 3,
9am-8pm
Greenfield City
Martin Open House Saturday, Dec. 3,
9am-5pm
Martin Downtown
Fall Choral Concert Sunday, Dec. 4,
3pm-4pm
UTM- UC Ballroom
Martin Christmas Parade
(Annual Kiwanis Parade)
Monday, Dec. 5,
7pm-8:30pm
Martin City Streets
Ladies Night-
Pre-Christmas Sales
Thursday, Dec. 8, 5pm-8pm Martin Downtown
 Santa’s Village Dec. 8-11,
Thurs-Fri: 6pm-9pm, Sat: 11am-9pm,
Sun:  1pm-5pm
UT Martin West TN Agricultural Pavilion in Martin
Rotary Ham Breakfast Saturday, Dec. 10,  6am-11am Martin Elementary School
Westview-Proj. Grad. Tour of Homes Sunday, Dec. 11, 
2pm-5pm
Call 587-5767 for info
Tracy’s Place Men’s Night Thursday, Dec. 15,  5pm-8pm Sharon Downtown
Greenfield Banking Co. Open House Friday, Dec. 16, 
9am-5pm
Greenfield Banking Co.
First State Bank Open House Friday, Dec. 16,
10am-2pm
All First State Bank Locations
Christmas Cantata Sunday, Dec. 18,
6pm
Greenfield First Baptist Church
Christmas Eve Sermon & Service Saturday, Dec. 24,  5pm First United Methodist/Dresden
New Year’s Eve Celebration Saturday, Dec. 31, 7pm- 12am Dresden Senior Citizens Center

For more information about all things happening in Weakley County, call us at the Department of Finance: 731.364.5429.
Thanks as always,
Your Friends at the Department of Finance in Dresden

2014 Greenfield Fire Prevention Festival, Greenfield, Tennessee!

October 6-11, 2014:

The 26th Annual Fire Prevention Festival
Greenfield, Tennessee


You saw it here first!
Scroll down for the full schedule of events!

This year, the Grand Marshal will be the Vietnam Veterans from the 1963-1975 Conflict. We want to honor and welcome home the Veterans from Greenfield who were born, raised, and went to school in Greenfield. We want to thank them for their service to our community and to our country. Any Veteran who would like to ride in the parade, please contact the Greenfield Fire Department at 731-235-2645 and leave a message so that we may register you for that day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
*  Senior Citizens Center Chili Luncheon at Park Pavilion. Menu will be chili, dessert, and drink for $6.00.  Contact is Billy Godwin: 731-235-2815.  Donations will be accepted for a country ham to be given away on Saturday, October 11 at noon.  Chances are $1.00 each. All money goes to the Nutrition Site and Senior Citizens Center.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
*  Greenfield Booster Club to selling BBQ sandwiches in the middle block.

3:00 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m.
*  Popes Concessions will be open Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th, from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  They will have cotton candy, sausages, corndogs, burgers, etc.  Come on by!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
* Fire Prevention Festival Kick-off Breakfast at the Greenfield City Park Pavilion
Sponsored by New Involvement Club. Enjoy country ham, eggs, homemade biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice with all proceeds to go to American Cancer Society. Advance tickets are available. Contact: Opal Tharpe at 731-588-3899, or Elaine McDonald at 731-571-1368

3:00 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m.
*  Popes Concessions will be open Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th, from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  They will have cotton candy, sausages, corndogs, burgers, etc.  Come on by!

Wednesday Night (Tentatively)
*  Popes Concessions and rides will be setup in the middle block with rides for the kids and family.  They will be open tentatively Wednesday through Saturday Night.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. –
*  The Greenfield Fire Department will be sponsoring a spaghetti supper – $7.00 per plate.  Supper will be held at the Greenfield Elementary School Cafeteria. Fundraiser proceed to be used to buy equipment.  Contact is Ray Ann Dudley at 731-235-3803 or any member of the Fire Department

3:00 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m.
*  Popes Concessions will be open Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th, from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  They will have cotton candy, sausages, corndogs, burgers, etc.  Come on by!

Thursday Night (Tentatively)
*  Popes Concessions and rides will be setup in the middle block with rides for the kids and family.  They will be open tentatively Wednesday through Saturday Night.
NOTICE :   ARMBAND SPECIAL PRICE ON THURSDAY:
You must bring 3 or more canned goods to get a $7.00 price for armbands.
This special price has been partially paid for by donations from the merchant community of Greenfield. The canned goods will go towards Sacks Food Pantry, a community sponsored outreach providing food for needy families in the Greenfield area.  The pantry is a member agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in Nashville and RIFA Food Bank in Jackson, Tennessee.  Sacks Food Pantry operates out of Sacks Thrift Avenue (resale shop), 2161 N. Meridian Street, Greenfield and is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 to 5.  For more info, contact Wendell Jellison at 731-514-6397.

 

Friday, October 10, 2014

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
* Rotary Club Porkchop Dinner, held at the Greenfield School Cafeteria. To go orders available. Contact any Rotarian for info.

3:00 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m.
*  Popes Concessions will be open Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th, from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  They will have cotton candy, sausages, corndogs, burgers, etc.  Come on by!

Friday Night (Tentatively)
*  Popes Concessions and rides will be setup in the middle block with rides for the kids and family.  They will be open tentatively Wednesday through Saturday Night.  Friday night armband price is $10.00 per person.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Concessions will be available by the Greenfield Booster Club and Meridian Church. The Greenfield Booster Club will be selling Bar-B-Que by the pound. Located on the corner across from the Greenfield Banking Co.

7:00 a.m. –
*  Vendor set up at the Greenfield Fire Station and on streets
*  Registration for 5K Run begins under American Flag in front of Greenfield Banking Co.

8:00 a.m. –
*  Annual 5K Run will begin at 8:00 a.m. in front of Greenfield Banking Co. under the American Flag with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m.  For more info, contact is Keith Tucker at 731-235-9027. Entry fee is $20. T-shirts for all participant runners. 1st place trophies for overall male and female, 1st place trophies for master male and female, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group. Age groups in 5 year increments.  All proceeds go toward Project Graduation.
*  12th Annual Arts and Crafts Show held at the Mini-Park and in the middle block downtown Greenfield.  Set-up Saturday by 8:00 a.m., October 11. Space is limited. Reservations : call Greenfield Banking Co. at 731-235-2207 and  ask for Alice Ann Yeargin. There is no fee for booth space. No provisions for bad weather. Vendors are not allowed under awning.

9:00 a.m. –
*  Open House begins at Greenfield Fire Station with Antique Fire Trucks Display.  Children can meet Smokey the Bear, Fire Pup, and take free fire truck rides.
*  All exhibits  and displays open
*  Various groups and organization bake sales on Front Street
*  Greenfield merchants sidewalk sale
*  Finger printing of  children for ages 1 – 12 years:
Conducted by the TN Masons Lodge #159, and assisted by Weakley County Sheriff’s Department and TNCHIP Program
*  LIFELINE Blood Mobile 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Free blood pressure checks on the blood mobile.
*  Air EVAC helicopter arrives
*  Dr. Nathan Porter Library Used Book Sale until 1:00 p.m.
*  Tennessee National Guard 1171st Trans. Co. / 230th Engineering Battalion Pedal Car Display
*  Hospital Wing Helicopter from Memphis on display until 12 noon.
*  Carnival in the south block with rides for all ages.

10:00 a.m.  –
*  K-9  Demo Tennessee State Bomb and Arson will demonstrate their skills.  Unit will Display their Equipment.
*  Princess Tea Party from 10 – 11 a.m. in the Greenfield Community Room —  This event is for ages 4-8 years. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required at Greenfield City Hall. There are only 30 spots available. This event is sponsored by Mayor Cindy McAdams.
*  Fire truck rides in middle block

10:30 a.m.  –
*  Madison County Fire Department  Display and demonstrate Rescue 5

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. –
*  Meridian Church will have a hamburger meal for cost of $6.00. They will be located in the middle block. Contact is Sherman Perry: 731-514-6783

11:00 a.m.
*  Hospital Wing arrives and Air EVAC departs

11:15 a.m.
*  Bag Pipes play in front of Greenfield Fire Station

11:30 a.m.
*  Emergency drivers meeting in front of station.   All apparatus drivers need to attend.

12:00 noon
*  Drawing for Country Ham Giveaway, Greenfield Senior Citizens Center (from October 7 Luncheon)
*  Parade line up on Evergreen Street, starting at Greenfield Products Road headed south along the west side of the street.  (Right side of street.) This is for General Public.  Invitations extended to all floats, cars, trucks, horses, and walking entries. All four wheelers and ATVs will only be allowed if the driver is 18 years of age or older.  Bagpipe Band will perform during the parade.  For more info, contact Elaina Miller or Lorre Stout at Greenfield Banking Co. – 731-235-2207.  If you have questions about horse entries, call Danny Powell at 731-235-3997.  You will be required to have a negative Coggins test to put your livestock in the parade.

12:30 p.m.
*  All Emergency Apparatus leave for Parade line up.

1:00 p.m.
*  Parade starts

3:00 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m.
*  Popes Concessions will be open Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th, from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  They will have cotton candy, sausages, corndogs, burgers, etc.  Come on by!

5:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.
*  Relay for Life Dinner in center block.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
*  Relay for Life Luminary and Torch of Hope Service – Rescheduled from cancellation in June.  Contact is Diane Croom or any Relay team member.

9:00 p.m.
*  Fireworks display can be viewed looking North on Front Street. Look toward water tower.

Saturday Night (Tentatively)
*  Popes Concessions and rides will be setup in the middle block with rides for the kids and family.  They will be open tentatively Wednesday through Saturday Night.

ALL INTERESTED VENDORS:  Please click here for the Vendor Letter from Chairman Bob Dudley

ALL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL PLANNING TO ATTEND:  Please click here and respond by 9-26-14

More events will be added to this schedule as they become available.