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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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Public Service Announcements
12/1/16 – Thursday – Main Street Union City is presenting the Christmas Tree Lighting at 5:30 pm at the Obion County Courthouse with the Christmas parade following at 7. Entertainment will be provided by Obion County Children’s Chorus, Union City Elementary Chorus Kids and Voices of UCES. Christmas ornament winners from area schools will decorate the tree followed by 2016 Pride of Obion County Bill Latimer and Braylin Pate lighting the tree. Pope’s concessions will be set up in Merchants Park serving delicious food throughout the day beginning at 11 am and throughout the Christmas parade! Santa will be in Merchants Park at 4:00 along with face painting by Gina Lyon.
12/1/16 – Thursday – Soul Food Café will be held this week at the Exchange Street Church of Christ in Union City and the special guest will be…. Santa Claus himself!! This week’s free meal is pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, rolls and desserts. Bring the entire family!
12/02/2016 – The Weakley County Office on Aging/Dresden Senior Center will host a Christmas Open House on Friday from noon till 1. A light lunch will be served.
12/03/2016 – The 17th annual Country Christmas Bazaar at St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin will be Saturday from 8 to 3. There will be a raffle for unique gift baskets, as well as breakfast and a homemade lasagna luncheon. And of course there will be a large variety of crafts and gifts for sale by local artisans and home based businesses.
12/03/2016 – Join Santa and his favorite elf Rotarians for breakfast as Simply Southern Cafe on Saturday from 7 to 10 in Gleason. Breakfast plates tickets are $6 and can be purchased from any Gleason Rotarian or at the Bank of Gleason, Gleason City Hall and the McKenzie Banner. There will be a photographer on hand to take pictures of children with Santa.
12/3/16 – Saturday – The City of Arlington is presenting, Christmas Around the Block. The Parade lineup begins at 9 with the parade starting at 10. Trophies will be awarded to Best float, best recreational vehicles, best tractor, cutest pet and best equine entry. Santa and Mrs Claus will be available for photos at City Hall immediately after the parade and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to enter, call Arlington City Hall at 270-655-2261.
12/04/2016 – The Dresden Senior Center will hold auditions for a performance of the comedy “Dearly Departed” under the direction of Mr. Billy Stallings beginning on Sunday at 2. The production will be presented in the month of March. Those interested should contact the center at 731-364-5678.
12/7/16 – THIS IS URGENT, PLEASE READ AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
The Salvation Army needs your help! There are “Angel trees” set up at Snappy Tomato Pizza and at the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Union City. The children who are listed on these “angels” will not be having a very joyful Christmas if no one adopts them. All packages must be wrapped individually and bagged by individual angel when dropped off… Gifts may be dropped off at the Department of Children’s Services on Stad Avenue in Union City no later than December 7th. This year’s need is great and your help is very much appreciated. The Salvation Army is helping 100 children throughout the county this holiday season. If you have any questions, please call 885-0114 and ask to speak with someone from personnel..
12/10/16 Saturday – Martin Rotary Club is having a ham breakfast from 6 until 11 am at Martin Elementary School on South College Street. For only $5 per person, country ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk or juice. Take outs also available. All proceeds benefit local charities.
12/12/2016 – The Carl Perkins Center Annual Toy Drive is collecting toys, clothes, school supplies and hygiene products to distribute to children within the Weakley and Obion County now through Monday, December 12th. Donation sites include the Weakley County Carl Perkins Civic Center, The First Baptist Church in Martin, Second Baptist Church in Union City, and the UTM Boling Center.
12/13/2016 – The Dresden Senior Center will host a movie night on Tuesday December 13th. There will be screening Madea’s Christmas. Food will be served beginning at 6, the movie starts at 6:30.
12/17/2016 – The Obion County Fair Grounds will host a Galaxy of Light Christmas event on Saturday, December 17th from 5 to 9. There will be Christmas Carolers, Pictures with Santa, Christmas Trees, Hot Chocolate and More. Guests are encouraged to being canned goods to donate to Chimes for Charity.
12/19/2016 – Diversicare of Martin is sponsoring a blanket drive this holiday season to bring warmth to families this winter. If you wanna help, bring new or gently used blankets to Diversicare of Martin, WeCare, The Carl Perkins Center or Gateway Senior Center. For more info call 731-223-0008.
12/19/16 – If you know of someone special who would like to receive a letter from Santa, you can call the Union City Parks and Recreation office at 885-0354 and answer a few questions, visit the parks website at uc park dot com or you can stop by City Hall and fill out a form to put in the Santa Letters Box. Letters may be sent to any address in the United States. Deadline is December 19th at noon!
If you have information about a crime, please make an anonymous tip to the Weakly County Crimestoppers Tipline at 731-587-2611. Tips leading to arrests may result in cash rewards.
Weakley County Rescue is selling metal 911 address signs with reflective numbers on both sides as a fundraising project year round. Contact any Weakley County Rescue Squad member for more information.
The Dresden Senior Center offers a Monday morning devotional each week at 8:45. Come to listen to ministers from across Weakley County speak and inspire you with words to start your week off right. Coffee and donuts are served each Monday morning.
The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry has a dental clinic for under-served members of our community. Located on 201 W. Main St, Suite D, this clinic offers exams, cleaning, extractions and some fillings. Payments are based on income and household size, and treatment is provided by qualified senior dental students from the University under the supervision of licensed faculty.
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 dropped off at any Simmons Bank location in Weakley County.
The Humane Way Humane Society of Fulton offers a low cost spay/neuter program for cats.
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.
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. They are looking for donations of food that are 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.)
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.
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.
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
We Care 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.
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 Tipton Counties. 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.