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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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09/02/2015 – The Lifeline Bloodmobile will be at the SecondBaptistChurch in Union City to take donations from 2 to 6 on Wednesday, Sept 2nd.
09/05/2015 – The 160th Annual Gibson County Fair will be going on August 31 thru September 5. Pre-fair kick off will begin with a USA Pullers Truck and Tractor Pull August 29th @ 7pm. Main Events include Go-Kart racing on Friday September 4th @ 7pm with fireworks at 10:30pm. Also Friday night it will be midnight madness for the carnival. Saturday September 5th @ 7pm there will be a Demolition Derby. All main events take place in the Fairgrounds Arena. There will be live entertainment each night on the main stage. As always Dixieland Carnival and the Famous Pope’s Concessions. This is the oldest continuously running fair in the south.
9/5/15 – The City of Samburg and Samburg Tourism welcomes Wild Horse Ministries and Mr. Paul Daily on September 5th . Free admission for the gospel singing at 5:00 and Mr. Daily at 6:00. Bring your lawn chairs and cowboy hats to SamburgCityPark on beautiful ReelfootLake. Mr. Daily relates horse training with God based on Trust, faith, obedience and love. For more information contact 538-3235.
09/05/2015 – The Annual Soybean Talent Show sponsored by WCMT and the Westview High School Key Club will be Monday September 7th at 5 that evening. Entry forms are available at the Tennesse Soybean Festive websit(www.tnsoybeanfestival.org). The show will be at the Big Stage Downtown, the Entry fee is $25 per act. The deadline to enter is Saturday September 5th.
09/08/2015 – In conjunction with the 22nd annual Soybean Festival, the MartinGatewayCenter is sponsoring a Rook Tournament for ages 55 and up on Tuesday, Sept. 8th at 10. Prizes are co-sponsored by HealthSouth Cane Creek. (for more info call 587-3900)
09/09/2015 – The MartinGatewayCenter is sponsoring a Dominoes Tournament for ages 55 and up on Wednesday, Sept. 9th in conjunction with the 22nd annual Soybean festival. It will start at 10 that morning. (for more info call 587-3900)
09/10/2015 – The Martin Gateway center will host 2 events on Thursday, Sept. 10th in conjunction with the 22nd annual Soybean Festival. There will be an ages 50 and up baking contest at 10 that morning. Then at 1 that afternoon there will be a “Big Bingo” event open to all ages. (for more info call 587-3900)
09/11/2015 – Rick Santorum is making a campaign stop in Jackson on 9/11/15 at 12 PM at the Old Country Store for the second MCRP Presidential Listening Tour. Admission is free, lunch is Dutch treat. He will also be in Lexington at 2:00 at the Henderson County Courthouse on the second floor. His final stop will be at Parkers Crossroads at the Ampitheater in the NarchezTraceState Park. Music will begin at 4:00 with up and coming local artist Bryan Moffitt, Jessie Keith Whitley, son of Keith Whitley and Lorrie Morgan and Nashville Singer songwriter legend Bobby John Henry. Senator Santorum will speak at 6:00.
9/11/15 – Sullivan Dentistry is hosting the 4th annual dentistry from the heart. Free dental care on Friday, September 11th . Arrive early, registration starts at 7;30 am. Patients will be seen on a first-come first-served basis. Your choice of filling, extractions, or cleaning will be performed for those 18 years of age and older who can’t get dental care elsewhere. For more information, contact Sullivan Dentistry at 885-2277.
9/11/15 – It’s the 2015 Banana Festival Pageant! Sunday, September 13th at the FultonCityHigh School. Participants from all counties and all states are welcome! From baby miss all the way up the Miss Banana division. Entry fee is $25 for beauty competition and an additional $5 for best dress. Admission fee is $2 at the door and children 3 and under are free. Entry deadline for the pageant is September 11th. This is a preliminary to the 2015 Kentucky State Festival Pageant held in Lexington, Kentucky in November. Download your entry form at www dot the banana festival dot com.
09/12/2015 – The Miss CornFest Pageant will be held Saturday, September 12th at the Capital Theatre in Downtown Union City starting at 10am. Girls from birth to 21 years of age are welcome to compete. Entry forms are available for pickup at White & Assocites Insurance, First Citizens National Bank, & JoAnns. Entry fees are $25.00 if registered by September 11th or $35.00 at the door the day of the event. (For More information call Kelly Key at 731-446-6470 or Kathy Johnson at 731-446-4974)
09/12/2015 – The Martin Parks and Recreation Department will host the 6th annual Soybean Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12th at 9 at the Harrison Road Complex. The Tournament will have divisions for PDGA Amateur and Pro, as well as a non-PDGA novice division. You can register the day of on site from 8 to 9 or online at www.BlueGrassDiscGolf.org/Martin.
09/19/2015 – Sadie Saves Charity will be holding their 5th Annual 5K and Fall Fest. The event will be on Saturday, September 19th at the Gleason Gazelle Grounds. 5K race will begin at 9 that morning. A “CHAIR”-ity auction will follow. There will be concessions and bounce houses. Sadie Saves Charity raises money to purchase EpiPens for people who do not have insurance (a twin pack cost +$400) without insurance, and provides Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Machines to local volunteer fire departments.
09/19/2015 – The Ore Springs/Como Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual fund raising event on Saturday, Sept. 19th. Barbeque lunches will be available and there will also be an auction. (for more info call 731-819-9873
09/24/2015 – We Care in Martin will be taking applications for the Dental and Eye Care Assistance Program now through Thursday September 24th on Mondays and Thursdays only. Proof of a WeakleyCounty address and Social Securtiy Cards of adults 18 and over are required.
9/25/15 – Hickman Rotary Club is having their 4th annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Hickman Rotary club scholarship program. September 25th at 11:30 am at Hickman Country Club. $150 per team, 3 person scramble – 18 holes. For more information, contact Terry at 731-426-2065.
09/26/2015 – The Remembering WWII 2015: Living History, Education & Honor event will be on September 25-26, 2015. Friday hours will be7:30pm-9:00pm; Saturday will be 9:00am-9:00pm at the Courthouse Square in Linden, TN. Admission is Free. WWII will come to life at this incredible, hands-on living history event. Come experience two WWII re-enactments, an army encampment, live big band music, a 1940s canteen, vintage vehicles, a swap meet, and more. Most importantly, meet WWII Veterans as they share their stories, experiences and memories. This is a rare opportunity to meet the men who fought and gave of themselves during the Greatest Generation. Join us September 25th & 26th in Linden, TN for an unforgettable day of honoring our heroes, connecting personally with the past, and experiencing a taste of life in the 1940s. (For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/RememberingWWII/)
TFN – Northwest Safeline’s Crisis Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help the victims of domestic violence. You can call anytime day or night to find out how the program can help you at 1-800-957-0055.
The Weakley County Backpack Program provides food to children in the community who might not have enough to eat at home. They need your help to continue the good work they do, and are asking for monetary donations. Donations may be mailed to P.O. box 169, Dresden, TN38225 or dropped off at any First State Bank location in WeakleyCounty.
The Humane Way Humane Society of Fulton offers a low cost spay/neuter program for cats. (For more information call 731-479-3399)
The Good Samaritan Health and Welfare Cancer Support Group will meet on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 at the Good Samaritan Wellness center in South Fulton. The meeting will include emotional and spiritual support for those who are suffering with cancer or from the loss of a loved one. (Information is available by calling the good Samaritan Clinic in South Fulton at
The ObionCounty backpack program has a food drive, the last Saturday of each month. The backpack program sends food home with children on Friday’s that need food for the weekend. Items that can be donated are: Boxes of individual oatmeal, pop tarts, cereal bars, crackers, pudding snacks, fruit snacks, raisins, individual bags of chips, popcorn, ramen noodles, zip lock bags, bottled water, Gatorade or juice boxes – anything that is healthy, easy to open and easy to fix. Supplies can be dropped off at Lowe’s in Union City. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Santa’s Helpers in Dresden are looking for donations of bedding, clothing, food items and other goods as well as those willing to volunteer. (To find out ways you can help Santa’s Helpers help other visit the store Monday through Friday from 10 to 4 each day, or call for information at 364-3130.)
The TennesseePoisonCenter reminds you the importance of keeping hazardous materials out of the reach of children and to teach children to ask an adult before eating or drinking anything.
Poisons can look like food or drink.
Save this number in your phone for emergency purposes and hope you never need it!
Young adults between the ages of 12 and 18. If you’ve dreamed about a career in aviation, space, or the military, you need to know more about the cadet program of Civil air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the US Air Force. Fly, learn to lead, camp and push yourself to new limits. (There is no future military requirement, but you can find out more go to gocivilairpatrol.com or you can call Captain Sylvia Mallard 731-514-7253, or at facebook.com/TN195.)
If you have expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions at your home, the Obion County Prevention Coalition and the Union City Police Department now offers a permanent drop box at the Union City Police
WeCare Ministries in Martin needs donations to refill their thrift store and food bank. They are especially looking for non-perishable, kid-friendly food item including cereal, canned fruit, and pop-tarts. Donations of clothes, blankets, furniture and toys are always appreciated as well. WeCare ministries is located on S. Lindell St.
If you’d like to brighten someone’s day, become a hospice volunteer. Caris Healthcare is looking for compassionate volunteers to provide companionship and support for those facing a life- limiting illness. (For more information you can contact Callie at 731-686-3723)
If you know of a woman or children who are being abused, the
Northwest Safeline can help. The Northwest Safeline serves Weakley, Obion, Lake, Dyer, Lauderdale and TiptonCounties. 24 hour crisis hotlines, confidential safe shelter, support groups, financial assistance for relocation to survivors of domestic violence in West Tennessee. To find out more follow Northwest Safeline on Facebook or Twitter and stay up to date on community events and current activities for the agency. You could save someone’s life.