MCKENZIE FIRST UMC BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
McKenzie First United Methodist Church Blessing of the Animals is Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. The community is encouraged to attend and bring their fur-families.
MCKENZIE FIRST UMC 150TH CELEBRATION
McKenzie First United Methodist Church is celebrating 150 years in Ministry on Sunday, October 15 at 10:50 a.m. Rev. Harrell Nation will bring the message. Memorabilia will be on display to commemorate the special occasion. A fellowship meal will follow in Underwood Hall.
CCEC BOARD TO MEET
The Carroll County Emergency Communications Board of Directors convenes Tuesday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. at 210 Norandal Drive for the purpose of conducting a workshop meeting.
HUNTINGDON SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET
The Huntingdon Board of Education meets Friday, October 20 at 7 a.m. The meeting is at the superintendent’s office, located at 585 High Street, Huntingdon.
LONG HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH TRUTH, TREAT
Long Heights Baptist Church hosts Truth and Treat Sunday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event includes a 20-minute walkthrough Bible story, a hayride and a hotdog and chili supper. Bring your child to have fun, learn, eat and collect lots of candy!
JOHNSON TEMPLE PRAYER VIGIL
A prayer vigil is Thursday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at Johnson Temple. Chili and sandwiches will be served to the hungry in the community at 5 p.m.
JOHNSON TEMPLE FAMILY, FRIENDS DAY
On Sunday, October 22, Johnson Temple will observe its annual Family and Friends Day. Morning service is at 11 a.m. Lunch begins at 1 p.m. The afternoon service at 2:30 p.m. will be conducted by the Reverend Wallace Cunningham of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Hollow Rock. Everyone is invited.
CARROLL COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION TO MEET
The Carroll County Election Commission meets Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. for its quarterly business meeting. The meeting shall be in the Election Commission Office for the purpose of: Calling the Republican Primary Election on May 1, 2018; discussing poll workers for 2018 elections; voting machines maintenance on October 18 2017; and open floor for a public forum. Anyone wishing to address the County Election Commission during the meeting, please contact the Election Office at least 24 hours before the meeting in order to be put on the agenda.
VFW POST 4939 RIBEYE SALE
The VFW Post 4939 will sell ribeye sandwiches and a drink for $6 on Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
MCKENZIE FALL FESTIVAL
McKenzie Elementary School’s annual Fall Festival is Saturday, October 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and join the fun with games for all ages, including the new Glow Noodle dance room, Glow toss and much more! The festival King and Queen will be announced at 11 a.m.; come watch the winners throw a pie in Mr. Kevin’s face. The costume contest starts at noon. Tickets are 25 cents each. This event is MES’ biggest fundraiser, and all the proceeds go to help the school with field trips and other needs.
LONG HEIGHTS BAPTIST FALL BIBLE CONFERENCE
Long Heights Baptist Church, McKenzie, will host Fall Bible Conference on Sunday, October 15 at 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday, October 16-18 at 7 p.m. Guest speakers include Dr. Don Whitt, Dr. Bob Reccord, Dr. Kevin Hamm and Rev. Jeff W. Crook. For more information, call 731-352-2372.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-BRUCETON TRUNK, TREAT
First Baptist Church-Bruceton is having their annual Trunk or Treat Wednesday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The fun-filled event features music, games, bouncy house, cake walk and Trunk and Treat. No admission fee and everyone is invited! For more information, call Jan Price at 586-7119.
MCKENZIE CITY WIDE YARD SALE
McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale is October 14, 2017. Everyone is welcome to participate and it’s free to register your address at McKenzie City Hall. You may stop by or call 731-352-2332 to register. We will print your address on the city wide yard sale map. Deadline to register is Monday, October 9 by 4 p.m. For more information, please call McKenzie City Hall 731-352-2332 or text Nancy Jarred at 731-514-8761. For updates, please visit or Facebook page “McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale.”
HUNTINGDON HEALTH AND REHAB HEALTH CARE FAIR
Huntingdon Health and Rehab, 635 High Street, is hosting a community health care fair Friday, October 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be free screenings, health displays, games, and prize drawings!
HUNTINGDON HEALTH AND REHAB COSTUME CONTEST
Huntingdon Health and Rehab is calling all ghost, goblins, and spooks to their costume contest Friday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. The age categories are as follows: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Prizes are awarded to each winner. Trick-ortreating is also available for kids 12 and under.
PARIS, HENRY COUNTY OPERATION CHRISTMAS
Paris and Henry County is holding an Operation Christmas. Their mission is to provide Christmas gifts to children that have families that are facing financial hardships during the holidays. They also provide for the treasured elderly who have no family around for the holidays. You can donate items for Christmas packages for the children and the elderly by placing new and gently used items into a drop box at T.A.R.P. located at 1027 Mineral Wells Avenue in Paris. Elves are needed to help with wrapping and the party. Santa will be giving out gifts.
Gifts and collection suggestions are as follows: Youth — toys, games, basketballs, footballs, dolls, mittens and gloves; Adolescents — socks, under garments, t-shirts, tank tops, toiletries (lotion, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste), sprays (Bath and Body Works type for girls, AXE for boys), nail polish, shampoo and conditioner sets, make up (eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara), ear buds, and books; Seniors — fleece blankets, boxes of cards, lotion, combs, brushes, socks, gloves, hats, blankets, gowns or pajama bottoms, and denture supplies; General Supplies — wrapping paper, tape, scissors, and shoe boxes. For more information contact Dora at 731-644-0026.
VFW ANNUAL CAR SHOW
VFW Post 4939’s annual car show is Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the post. Join us for some fun. For more information, call 731-352-9976.
SKYWARN STORM SPOTTER TRAINING CLASS
Skywarn Storm Spotter Training classes are Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Emergency Operations Center, 210 Norandal Drive, Huntingdon (on the campus of Carroll County Jail).
It is for anyone interested in learning about spotting tornadoes or severe storms, and want to better protect their families and members of their community.
The Skywarn program is presented by the National Weather Service and is free of charge.
TERRY COMMUNITY PARK ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
The Terry Community Park tenth annual Halloween Trickor- Treat and Haunted Hayride Celebration in the Cedar Grove/ Lavinia area is Saturday, October 14 at Terry Park on Parker Store Road.
Trick-or-Treat hayrides with Disney and cartoon characters giving out candy at ten or more stops on a six-mile ride begin at 3 p.m. and end at dark. $5.
Haunted hayrides begin at dark. The last trailer leaves the park at 11 p.m. Six miles of horror, thrills and unexpected ghosts and goblins. $5.
Games are at the park from 3 p.m. until dark. Cake and Gift Walk, some items auctioned.
There will be entertainment at the park by Rick Shaffer from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be served until 11 p.m.. Fish dinner with all trimmings, drink and dessert is $10 from 4-8 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by October 8. Call 731-987-2904 or 731-793-2904.
Proceeds from this event benefit the park.
INMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS
On Saturday, October 28 from noon-10 p.m., Inman Middle School Parent Action Committee (PAC) presents Escape the Mad Scientist Fundraiser at the school cafeteria entrance with teams of 6-12 players participating. Cost is $15 per person. On Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the third annual IMS Holiday Market will be held inside Inman Middle School Gym located at 400 Harrison Street, Paris. Join us for a day of wonderful Christmas shopping and family entertainment. Also, a Christmas-themed Frozen Elf On A Shelf Fundraiser for teams of 6 to 12 players will be in the Escape Room that afternoon. Cost is $15 per person.
WESTPORT VFD FISH SUPPER
Westport Volunteer Fire Department will host a fish supper October 14 beginning at 3 p.m. All-you-can-eat fish or hamburger plates are $8 for adults and $4 for children.
SCOTT STEWART CORN HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP FUNDRAISER
This first cornhole tournament fundraising event for Scott Stewart, who suffers from lifethreatening ALS, is October 21 on the Gleason School parking lot. Along with the tournament, the event will feature concessions, door prizes and a silent auction. Teams must consist of two players. If you do not have a partner-player, the organizers can make the team match on the day of the tournament.
The cost to play is $10, registered before October 18, and $15 until day of event. All sales derived from concession sales of hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy go to Scott and his medical expenses. Baked goods donations are welcome for the silent auction. A competition style set of Tennessee Volunteer football cornhole boards with bags made by Stacy Collins highlights the auction. To book your competition teams, contact Cruz Legens at 731-514-8902.
UPCOMING ‘PICNIC AT THE PARK’ EVENTS
Events begin at 11 a.m. and are at Mulberry Park unless otherwise noted.
October 14 — Pumpkin Painting October 28 — Halloween Party November 18 — Potluck Community Lunch at Webb School December 16 — Potluck Community Lunch at Webb School
LONG HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH PERISHABLE FOOD GIVEAWAY
Long Heights Baptist Church Perishable Food Giveaways are on the second and fourth Wednesday night each month at 8 p.m. at the church located at 260 Old Paris Road in McKenzie.
MCKENZIE-CARROLL COUNTY UNITED NEIGHBORS
United Neighbors is accepting summer clothing at this time. Please be sure those are clean and in good condition. If the bin is full, please take items to other donation boxes.
Food: crackers, cereal, ravioli, spaghetti noodles, and evaporated milk.
Personal Hygiene: Deodorant, toothpaste and brushes, bar soap and shampoo.
Assistance and shopping are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday. The store is closed Wednesday afternoon and Friday-Sunday.
Call 352-0547 with any questions. Donation hours: during store hours. Please no glass or boxes in the bin. Do not leave items outside!
WATER AEROBICS RETURNS TO BETHEL POOL
Water aerobics has returned to Bethel pool each Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.
PING PONG AT MCKENZIE FARMERS MARKET
Come to the McKenzie Farmers Market, 2451 Cedar Street, every Monday at 6 p.m. for Ping Pong. Beginners and experts are welcome, just show up with a paddle. There is no cost.
MCKENZIE INDUSTRIAL BOARD MEETS MONTHLY
McKenzie Industrial Board meets the second Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., in the former railroad depot building.
AA MEETINGS AT MCKENZIE HOSPITAL
McKenzie Regional Hospital is sponsoring Alcoholic Anonymous on Sundays, 8-9 and Wednesdays, 8-9. For information, phone Robert H. at 731-418-2772 or George P. at 731-418-2243.
OVERCOMERS SUPPORT GROUP
Overcomers is a support group to help individuals and families overcome and manage addiction, anger, depression, codependency and alcoholism. Overcomers meet every Tuesday night at Overflow Church from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For more information, contact Cruz Legens at 731-514-8902 or Erin Legens at 731-514-9255.