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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
If you have something to add to this list, please call 731.587.9526.
11/22/2014 – Fulton Cumberland Presbyterian Church in South Fulton is hosting a “Shop til you Drop without the Tots” event on Saturday from 9 till 5. They will watch children 6 months to 12 years old free of charge on that day. Space is limited. (731-479-3134)
11/22/2014 – VFW post 4939 in McKenzie is hosting a Children’s Christmas Breakfast and Bake Sale on Saturday from 6 to 10. It’s all you can eat for $6.
11/23/2014 – Downtown Dresden is holding a Christmas Open House on Sunday from 1 till 5 with several stores giving away refreshments and door prized to holiday shoppers. Santa will be at the city hall at 3, and there will be a tree lighting ceremony at 4:45.
11/24/2014 – Woodmen of the World Chapter 1149 will hold it’s annual Family Night at Carmacks Restaurant in Gleason on Monday November 24th at 6:30. Entertainment and Community Awards cost is $5 per person.
11/24/2014 – We Care Ministries in Martin is accepting application fro the Senior Adult Christmas Party and Toy Assistance for families that reside in Weakley County. Applications are taken on Monday and Thursdays only from 9:30 till 11:30 each morning, and the deadline to apply is Monday November 24th.(587-9526)
11/26/2014 – Long Heights Baptist Church in McKenzie will be giving away perishable foods on Wednesday November 26th at 8 that evening.
11/27/2014 – The Exchange Street Church of Christ in Union City will have a Thanksgiving dinner from noon till 2. This meal is being offered free of charge.
11/30/2014 – We Care Ministries in Martin is in need of food and items to stock their local food banks and thrift store. The food banks needs kid friendly and non-perishable food, such as canned fruit, pop-tarts and snack food. The thrift store encourages donations of beds, blankets, toasters, house hold items and clothing. We Care also needs donations of plastic bags. (587-6257)
12/01/2014 – Santa’s Helpers Christmas Assistance Applications are available at the store on West Main Street in Dresden for parents need help to provide gifts for their children at Christmas. The Deadline to submit is Monday December 1st.
12/06/2014 – The 15th annual Country Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday December 6th at the St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin from 8 to 3. The event will feature a hot breakfast, lasagna luncheon and a cook and bake sale in addition to arts and crafts.
12/07/2014 – The Dresden Pilot Club will hold a special candle lighting ceremony around the Court House Square in Dresden Sunday December 7th from 6 to 8 that evening. The Candle will be on sale for $5 and can be purchased to honor a loved on, birthday or anniversary. The Pilot club will have a reading of names at 7:30.
12/13/2014 – The Rotary Club of Martin will host a Ham Breakfast on Saturday December 13th at the Martin Elementary School from 6 to 11. Cost is $5 per person and proceeds raised will benefit local charities.
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 Martin. 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
479-2112. Cancer survivor Mary Russell will be leading the group.
The Tennessee Poison Center 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 Department.
The Obion County 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.