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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.
Due to the damage done to the ExchangeStreetChurch of Christ Activities Building during a recent flood, there will be no Soul Food Café during the month of August. Plans are to resume on Thursday, September 3rd.
08/07/2015 – The DresdenSeniorCenter will host a Southern Gospel Choir singing on Friday, August 7th as 7 that evening. Donations will be taken at the door.
08/08/2015 – Martin Youth Tackle Football for grades 3rd through 6th will take registration for players Wednesday, August 5th through Saturday, August 8th. Wednesday morning participants can register from 8 to 11:30 at the Elementary and Middle schools. Registration fee is $60. Thursday and Friday plays can register as BSN sports, and Saturday registration will be at Moore’s Real Estate storage facility across from Weakley County Motors at 8 am. (More info call 417-860-5740)
8/8/15 – The Wings Over Halls Air Show will be held on Saturday, August 8th. Gates open at 10am and the show will begin at 1:30. For more information, or for tickets, please call 731-836-7400.
8/8/15 – Persimmon Hills Golf Course in Sharon is hosting a 4 person scramble to benefit Kim Spense on Saturday, August 8th at 8am. Kim is a lifelong resident of Dresden and has been diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of cancer is now unable to work and has lost her insurance. For more information on the tournament, please call the golf course at 456-2323.
08/14/2015 – The Northwest Tennessee Development Council Weakly County Service Center in Dresden will hold their annual Clothing give-a-way beginning Monday August 10th through Friday August 14th from 8:30 to noon and 12:30 to 3 each day. Verification of income for all in household is required, as well as a box or bag to put clothing in. (info call 731-364-4813)
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.
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 beginning Monday August 17th 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.
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.