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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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KYTN and The Quake are partnering this summer with Gibson Electric Membership Co-operative. Please keep in mind your elderly neighbor who might not have air conditioning and would really appreciate a fan. Fans can be dropped off at the KYTN / Quake studios in Union City at 223 Westgate Drive. New Fans, gently used fans – please…. Just bring a fan. We’ll be taking the fans to Helping Hands Ministries or to Reelfoot Rural Ministries.
Weakley County Head Start is still accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year and slots are filling up fast, so they are encouraging anyone who has a 3 or 4 year old child that is interested in the program to please come fill out an application! For more information call the Weakley County Head Start office at 364-3913 and ask for Laura or Tracy.
07/04/2015 – The Trimble Lions Club will hold a special event in Trimble Tennessee to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday July 4th from 5 to 10. There will be a parade, games, inflatable for kids, a cornhole tournament, live music and fireworks. (For more info call 731-694-1695)
07/06/2015 – University Scholl of Jackson’s 2015 footbal camp is a non-contact camp that stress fundamentals and gives each camper individual instruction in the position of his choice. Camp will begin on Monday, July 6th through Wednesday July 8 at the USJ football field house and is open to students from any school in grades 1st through 8th. On site registration is available on the first day, and the cost is $100 per camper. Times are from 9 to 11 each morning for 1st through 6th graders, and 1 to 3 each afternoon for 7th to 8th graders. (Call 731 664-0812 for more info)
07/08/2015 – The LongHeightsBaptistChurch will be giving away perishable foods on Wednesday evening, July 8th, at 8 at 260 Old Paris Rd., McKenzie.
07/31/2015 – The Martin Men’s Independent Fall League will start its season in the 3rd week of August. (To sponsor or enter a team in the league, call 514-5891.)
07/31/2015 – Energy assistance funds are currently available for eligible households who have not been served since October 1, 2014, to present date. Interested applicants may contact the Northwest TN Economic Development Agency to find out about eligibility requirements and to apply.
08/15/2015 – The third annual Southern Fried Food and Sweet Tea Festival is Friday and Saturday, August 14th and 15th, in VeteransMemorial Park in downtown McKenzie. Activities will be available for all ages. The event is a fundraiser for the restoration of the historic Park Theatre.
MARTIN COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT SERIES IN FESTIVAL PARK, DOWNTOWN MARTIN WILL BE ON THURSDAY EVENINGS AT 7:00 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
July 2 – Martin Community Band “A Star Spangled Celebration”
If there is inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Harriet Fulton Theatre in the UT Martin Fine Arts Building.
For more information, contact John at 731-881-7403.
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 Sharon Public Library is asking for donations to help support their Summer Reading Program. Suggested donations include small toys, coupons for free goods or services or cash. These donations will be used to provide prizes for children participating in the program. (for more info 731-456 2707)
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, poptarts, 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)